Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States.
Napolitano then twisted--sorta like lying--about the Simpson-Mazzoli Act's provisions. Too bad that CNS News knows the act's provisions.
The act applied to illegal aliens who requested a change of status within 18 months of the law's passage and who had come into the United States prior to Jan. 1, 1982, and had resided in America since that time.
That can't be too many people. And "prosecutorial discretion" is an Obozo Admin policy; it doesn't date back to Reagan.
"And "prosecutorial discretion" is an Obozo Admin policy; it doesn't date back to Reagan."
Patently false. In "Regulation in the Reagan-Bush Era: The Eruption Of Presidential Influence", numerous examples are cited of irregular regulatory enforcement, including immigration. In fact, I would imagine this behavior is typical, unfortunately, of a number of (D) and (R) administrations.
Ronald Reagan, 1984--"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally."
A 1986 law that granted amnesty was NOT the solution. Roughly 2.7 million illegals settled in America and, under the dominating "family reunification" policy, were able immediately to sponsor almost any number of relatives, some bringing in 80 or 90 persons. And because the enforcement aspects of the law were never put into practice--in particular the prosecution of businesses who hired illegals-- the 1986 amnesty left the gate open to still more massive numbers of illegals to enter our country.
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