Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2013 | Conn Carroll
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 12:09:18 PM by Zakeet
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with three illegal immigrants who have been granted deferred action legal status in the Oval Office Tuesday. Meanwhile, Obama still refuses to meet with any border security enforcement officers about any aspect of immigration reform.
All three immigrants apparently received “deferred action” legal status pursuant to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 15, 2012, directive. Under the congressional unauthorized program, any illegal immigrant under the age of 31 can apply for legal status if they claim they entered the country before their 16th birthday and have been in the country for at least five years. Virtually every immigrant who has applied for deferred action, 99 percent, has been granted legal status.
The union of law enforcement officers charged with protecting our nation’s borders, the National ICE Council, has been highly critical of the program since it makes their jobs almost impossible to perform. But Obama has refused to meet with them on that issue, or the immigration bill currently in the Senate.
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