NAFBPO calls for New Immigration Policy to be Rescinded.

For Release 8 a.m. PDT, August 22, 2011

Contact: Kent Lundgren, Chairman
Phone (509) 961-7001

Press Release

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers calls  for new immigration policy to be rescinded.

Group says that policy will encourage further illegal immigration and damage
respect for law by foreigners; says President has abandoned duty to law.
The administration announced last week that it would implement a new policy that
will permit hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to remain in the United States
despite being in deportation proceedings already. This policy is clearly designed to
sidestep congressional authority to regulate immigration. It should cause great
concern amongst Americans who demand a secure border and desire only fair,
even-handed enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.

In a letter to selected senators, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security, cited public safety and clogged immigration court dockets as
justification for the new policy. She asserts that DHS resources “must continue to be
focused on our highest priorities” in order to avoid having resources diverted away
from “individuals who pose a threat to public safety.”
Americans should understand that the policy has just granted amnesty in fact to
approximately 300,000 illegal aliens already in deportation proceedings. The new
policy means that they will be permitted to stay in the United States without fear of
removal and will be given employment authorization valid for the foreseeable future.
Past experience tells us that ultimately they will be given permanent residence and
then citizenship. The policy promises similar haven to millions more. Those who are
arrested in coming years will have a legitimate claim to this benefit if their “only” crime
was entering the United States illegally or overstaying their visa. Thus, the incentive
for following our nation’s legal immigration process has been effectively removed.
Aliens in deportation proceedings did not get there by happenstance. They have
already had their circumstances individually reviewed by an officer who is trained and
legally empowered to determine alienage. This official determined they were here in
violation of the law with no apparent legal right to remain in the United States. After
examining all factors, a deportation hearing before an Immigration Judge was
determined to be in the best interest of the United States.

The administration would have the public believe that illegal aliens who pose a threat
to public safety must wait in line behind those with lesser criminal records: that is
absurd. The administration has the authority to move aliens deemed to be threats to
an immediate hearing. If they were sincerely concerned about enforcing the law the
immigration court backlog would have prompted a request for more Immigration
Judges and resources to speed the process. Instead, the administration has made a
transparent play for ethnic votes, thereby showing once more its contempt for law
and the Constitutional requirement that the President see that the laws be faithfully

This autocratic, misguided policy sends a clear message to foreigners contemplating
an illegal entry—the agency charged with removing them does not intend to do so.
History tells us that an increase in illegal immigration occurs any time our politicians
even discuss a change in policy or law that makes it easier for illegal aliens to enter
or remain in the United States. This policy will reverse the hard-fought gains in
border security that have been accomplished at such a high cost. It also defies what
the majority of Americans have made clear they want, and what has Congress has
called for: a secure border and control of illegal immigration.

NAFBPO therefore demands that it be rescinded immediately. If the Obama
administration chooses not to do so, we urge Congress to act quickly to rein in this
failure of constitutional duty and limit its negative impacts upon the country.

4 Responses to “NAFBPO calls for New Immigration Policy to be Rescinded.”

  1. Dave Francis Says:

    What is President Obama next obnoxious assault on America, relating to illegal Immigration?

    Congress may be on vacation, but the American worker should be in full crisis mode! After an atrocious fight under the rotunda about the debt ceiling, the majority of Congressional leaders left Capitol Hill thinking their work for the summer would be over. But after that, the Obama Administration announced the postponement of practically ALL deportations of non-violent illegal aliens already ordered by U.S. immigration courts.

    Think this is bad? Well it gets even worse!

    Not merely will the President let these 300,000 illegal aliens disregard their deportation orders, he is beginning to give these illegal aliens work visas to compete with U.S. workers! That’s right! These 300,000 (and possibly more!) illegal aliens will not be returning to their home countries, even though a U.S. judge had ordered them to leave. Instead, they will be handed a free pass and perhaps a work visa to compete with 22 million Americans who cannot find full time work. The quickest and surest way to discourage President Obama’s minions from carrying out this plan is public outrage. By Channeling public feeling into constructive political action is what we do. If anyone can keep pressure on Obama, it’s NumbersUSA. HELP US!!! Go to the “American Patrol “website and see the news that Democrats and the left don’t want you to see?

    According to “American Patrol” Web site, almost one million illegal immigrants cross into the U.S annually. Illegally aliens flow easily through Arizona, while the Obama government claims it has build more than 300 miles of fencing on the 400-mile Arizona-Mexico border. A large part is ineffective, being vehicle barriers or discounted fencing. A map and photographs of the Arizona border fence is available here. Glenn Spenser of American Patrol asked, “How far have we sunk as a nation when a small border state in the midst of a recession has to ask for donations to protect itself against an invasion that is sponsored in part by the President of the United States?” He explained that Arizona is collecting donations to build a fence along its border with Mexico, which is outrageous.

    One of the distressing things about this is that Obama frequently stated in recent months that he would NOT force any type of immigration rule on his own “without the consent or passage by Congress.” This new policy proves Mr. Obama’s previous law-abiding propaganda to be deceptive at best. He was unable to jostle an illegal alien amnesty through Congress, so he just structured a temporary one by fiat. This is an attack on the Rule of Law and our Constitution. Don’t you agree?

    Only Congress and the general public can undo this misconduct now. We have to let loose every weapon in our political arsenal in rolling back this Amnesty. NumbersUSA will send out millions of free faxes and make thousands of telephone calls. We must lobby Congress to keep them up to date! The public also can bombard their Senate and Congressional representatives through the Washington switchboard at 202-224-3121

    The Administration timed its new amnesty policy to take effect during August, when Congress is out of session and the news media was sidetracked or simply ignored this disturbing issue. Sure enough, this is another amnesty that has flown under the radar of most media outlets. Six other small amnesties also were enacted silently while the press looked the other way after the 1986 immigration law. How many of your local newspapers, TV stations, or favorite blogs have reported this story?

    We all know that the open borders, businesses lobbyists, churches, unions have scolded Obama at every turn for increasing deportations (which the American population have asked him for). But just now, when zero-tolerance deportations are starting to have an impact, he turns his back on law enforcement. And in doing so, he is shrugging his shoulder on the American people. The President took an oath to follow the law — not capsize the laws. The American people can stop this by screaming the loudest. Obama will not follow through with this policy if the America person rises up and yells bloody murder.

    This is the time to empty the overcrowded classrooms, full with the children of illegal aliens. Give hospitals breathing space and saving billions of dollars from uninsured illegal immigrants, who knowingly enter by foot, vehicle, aircraft or boat into the United States. Entering illegally is a violation of our national sovereignty and it should be a felony, for anybody who knowingly breaks the rules, including businesses who hire them. Start the Attrition by enforcement programs such as E-Verify, Secure Communities and support Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Utah and States nationwide that have no choice but to restrict illegal immigrants through police laws as their welfare programs are being sucked dry.

    Frightened illegal nationals are bypassing Arizona and loading their possessions, heading for Sanctuary States as California, Nevada, Illinois, Washington State and many counties within particular States. Rick Perry looking to enter the “White House” has an (D-) on illegal immigration as accredited to NumbersUSA, showing no leadership on pressing E-Verify for his state of Texas. Perry seems completely oblivious to illegal alien invaders, with absolute unconcern for the welfare of taxpayers. Just two TEA PARTIERS see illegal immigration as a growing mammoth problem, that being Rep. Michelle Bachmann and Rep. Herman Cain.

    We cannot accommodate any longer those who come here to steal welfare and public services from valid Americans. It is estimated that illegal aliens send home by wire transfer around $40 billion dollars annually, which should be going into state treasuries. Join the TEA PARTY; join the people who are Black, White, Hispanic and every race, religious persuasion and further backgrounds who believe in the “Rule of Law.” Sorry! We don’t accept illegal immigrants.


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  3. TonyinMO Says:

    It’s obvious that Obama has made Congress an irrelevant branch of government. Congress passed no laws modifying our immigration laws, so Obama took it upon himself to do so by Presidential Fiat, bypassing the will of Congress and the American people. The United States was formed by people trying to escape the tyranny of a “king” and Obama has returned that kind of governance to this country.

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