More evidence has appeared about Marco AINO's lie that fees paid by amnesty applicants will fund border security. The inestimable Judicial Watch has exposed the lie that the Obama Regime's Administrative Amnesty for childhood arrivals would be self-funding. Judicial Watch also exposed the lie by the Regime that it would conducting a background investigation of its amnesty beneficiaries. A lie that Marco AINO has also put forward as part of the amnesty bill
Judicial Watch June 17, 2013
Recent documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Inc., pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, show that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) went on a spending binge and created abandoned ordinary background check procedures in order to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s extralegislative DREAM Act.
Given that DACA has only produced 539,128 applications to date and that number of applications has overwhelmed USCIS, what will 11-20 million illegal aliens do to USCIS. It is clear that number of applicants is too many for any bureaucracy to manage, much less perform even a minimal background investigation consisting of a fingerprint check and a name check, two minimal steps that have been abandoned for the half million DACA applicants.
But on to Marco AINO's Big Lie, or one of his Big Lies. That amnesty fees will fund border security improvements.
In a July 25, 2012 email to New York Field Office Director Timothy Houghton and Senior Immigration Officers Brenda Cinotti and Penny Metaxas, Northeast Region Associate Counsel James D. Paoli said: “Fee is 465, no waivers!” Yet, a manual published on August 30, 2012 by the Service Center Operations Directorate devoted five pages to explaining the process for salvaging applications submitted with worthless checks and another page on how to establish sufficient economic necessity so that the fee might be waived altogether. The waiver page concludes by saying:
“There is a general presumption that DACA requestors . . . are not generally anticipated to have independent means. Absent evidence of sufficient independent financial resources, the Form I-765WS is sufficient to establish economic need, without any further economic analysis.”
The documents obtained by Judicial Watch prove conclusively that the fees for amnesty will not be able to cover the costs of the amnesty, just as the fees for the DACA amnesty, initially presented to the public as being covered by the fees, did not cover the costs of its own administration. There will be no monies from the amnesty to cover any border security.
It is abundantly clear that all the claims for enforcement, security, or integrity in the amnesty bill lies. The only question is whether the Republican House will stick to their guns on the appropriations process to stop these abuses.