Nearly 3,000 illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty have been approved for adjustment of status after receiving advance parole, allowing them to be placed on a path to lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revealed.
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) — obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform — USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez details that of the 713,300 illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty via the Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through last year, 22,340 were approved for advance parole. Of those granted advanced parole, 5,068 have also applied for adjustment of status, and so far 2,994 have been approved for adjustment.
[DACA Gimmick: Nearly 3,000 Illegal Immigrants on Track for Permanent Amnesty, Breitbart, by Caroline May, August 3, 2016]
In a similar vein, the Obama Regime has decided to administratively define away the "extreme hardship" requirement for waiver of the 3 and 10 year bars to illegal aliens immigrating to the United States.
And gloating by the Treason Bar:
If you are here unlawfully, you may now have an easier path to a green card. The Department of Homeland Security is expanding the “provisional stateside waiver” program. This change may help you if you have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident parent or spouse...
The unlawful presence rule bars permanent residence to individuals who leave the United States after having been here unlawfully more than 180 days. Once they leave, they face a three- or 10-year bar to returning. Under the stateside waiver program, if you can prove “extreme hardship” to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent, you can apply for a waiver of the unlawful presence bar here in the United States — before you leave for an immigrant visa interview abroad.
[Unlawful Status May Be Waived If Your Immediate Relatives Are U.S. Citizens, by Allan Wernick, NYDN, August 4, 2016]
What the Treason Bar shyster Wernick doesn't tell you is that the "extreme hardship" bar has been lowered, lowered to the automatic approval level, not what the statute requires, or Congress intended with the more demanding statutory language.
The immigration laws contain several waivers that allow noncitizens to overcome certain bars to admission (such as having unlawful presence in the United States) where certain family members (called “qualifying relatives”) would suffer “extreme hardship.” The immigration statute, however, does not define the term “extreme hardship.” Over the years, the agency has failed to apply the hardship standard consistently. In a November 20, 2014 memo, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez to “clarify the factors that are considered by adjudicators in determining whether the ‘extreme hardship’ standard has been met.” In issuing such a directive, his intent was clear: “It is my assessment that additional guidance about the meaning of the phrase ‘extreme hardship’ would provide broader use of this legally permitted waiver.”
[Will the Guidance on Extreme Hardship Waivers Allow More Individuals to Become Permanent Residents?, American Immigration Council, October 8, 2015]
"Extreme hardship" was an increase in the standard for aliens to meet, not a lowering of that standard, but that doesn't matter to the lawless Obama Regime. Their intent is to allow as many illegal aliens as possible to remain in the United States.
The good news is that this can be reversed immediately by President Donald J. Trump. The illegal aliens who obtained legal permanent residency by this legerdemain can have their status revoked, and then be immediately deported either by Expedited Removal or by an Immigration Judge under orders to move deportation hearings along in a efficient manner. All it will take is a will to take action.