Thursday, July 05, 2012

Illegal Immigration News

Today's Illegal Immigration News
Thursday, July 5, 2012


Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. In the scathing letter, Rep. Smith blasts the Obama administration’s recent amnesty fiat for illegal immigrants brought here as children by their parents or guardians as “an open invitation to fraud.”

Obama's so-called “deferral from deportation” will be granted to illegal immigrants who have been five years or longer in the U.S., in the education system or the military, or under the age of 30. If granted the amnesty measure, more than one million illegal immigrants will be granted protection from deportation for two-years and work permits. Rep. Smith says in his letter that “internal documents” show some illegal immigrants are already being handled under the new policy despite the president saying it would take 60 days to go into effect.

The chairman also sought to add criteria requiring applicants to pass five thresholds to be eligible for inclusion under the policy in order to crack down on fraud. Under Smith’s security measure, applicants would need to: seek relief in person, provide a valid school transcript, have authorities validate each transcript with the issuing educational institution, provide documentary evidence showing physical presence in the U.S. at the time the transcript was issued, and provide documentary evidence of presence in the U.S. for five years.

Smith questioned Morton whether or not illegal immigrants denied eligibility under the new policy will be detained and deported and whether or not the deportation waiver could be applied to their family members for “hardship concerns.’ Smith also asked whether businesses from which applicants submit a record of employment as proof of their eligibility for Obamnesty will be investigated for employing illegal workers.


Guatemalan national Henry Perez, 34, last week was charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape of a child between 2011 and 2012 in Marlborough, Mass.

Perez, an illegal immigrant who works as a landscaper, pleaded not guilty to the charges and is hoping to go back to Guatemala rather than stay here and face prosecution. Perez’s attorney, Samantha Gillombardo, requested her client’s bail be set as only $10,000 despite the fact that Perez holds three Guatemalan passports and could easily flee the country only to re-enter under a different alias.

The judge hearing the case set bail at $500,000 and extended the restraining order the victim had in place against Perez at the time of the alleged attacks! Unfortunately, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick continues to implement sanctuary policies harboring illegal immigrants at the expense of public safety.

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