In a series of stories in the press, the Obama Regime appears to be planning for an all encompassing Administrative Amnesty.
First, the Regime, ostentatiously acting under pressure but in reality manufactured in an Alinskyite manner, has announced another review of immigration enforcement with an obvious end game of ending interior enforcement.
As part of the plan to roll the apparently still resisting rump caucus of Republicans, Senator Chuck Schumer has laid down the gauntlet, surrender or Obama will implement an amnesty on his own. (h/t Ace of Spades)
Facebook Senator Chuck Schumer March 14, 2014
It's crystal clear where the issue of immigration reform is headed, and Republicans have only two choices to make. They can either help pass comprehensive reform which will greatly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, grow our economy by bringing in needed workers in high tech and agriculture areas, and provide a hard-earned path to eventual citizenship for the 11 million in the shadows, or they can sit idly by and watch the President greatly curtail deportations while 11 million continue to live in limbo here in America. The choice is clear; a reform bill has the support of liberals, moderates, and conservatives and all we need is the courage of the Republican leadership to make the right and obvious choice.
Obviously the tactic is designed to panic what is left of the patriots in the Republican Party. However, the Regime is prepping the battlefield.
To wit, a new nomination for the vacant position of Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The nominee is a useless former legacy U.S. Customs Service (USCS) official uninterested in and ignorant of immigration law enforcement. (h/t Debbie Schlussel)
HuffPo March 14, 2014 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- A government agency responsible for securing the border and facilitating trade and travel is getting a new acting commissioner.
Customs and Border Protection will be led by Thomas S. Winkowski. He is set to become the acting commissioner on March 30 and will also serve as CBP's senior executive.
Winkowski has worked in the federal government for 37 years, beginning with the Customs Service in 1975. He joined CBP when it was established in 2003.
Winkowski has served as acting chief operating officer, overseeing the agency's day-to-day operations. He has been acting deputy commissioner for CBP and, from 2007 to 2011, was assistant commissioner for CBP's Office of Field Operations.
Schlussel reported that Winkowski was a former Border Patrol Agent, but that is not correct. However, he is a career USCS employee, who started as a Customs Inspector some 30 years ago.
The import of this is that the legacy USCS and the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) were the two agencies charged with protecting the border, but were always in competition and conflict, despite having separate missions, customs law enforcement and immigration law enforcement. However, since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the replacement of the legacy USCS and legacy INS with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the competition has not changed, not so much between CBP and ICE, but with each agency, as both agencies have dual customs and immigration enforcement missions, CBP at the border and ICE in the interior.
The result under the Obama Regime has been decreasing the enforcement of immigration laws at both the border and at the interior. And a new head of ICE, a head with over 30 years customs law enforcement, is part of the plan to end interior immigration enforcement, as threatened by Obama and Schumer.
And as an example of the kind of enforcement to expect from ICE, we again have ICE Special Victims Unit announcing its enforcement priorities:
ICE News Releases March 13, 2014
DETROIT – As Detroit Tigers fans prepare for the March 31 home opener, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) warned the public Thursday to beware of counterfeit merchandise and tickets.
Fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are among the counterfeit merchandise and clothing typically sold at and around these events. Additionally, authorities have seen an increase in the sale of counterfeit tickets being sold to these events. Large sporting events are prime targets for counterfeiters, many of whom travel the country with the sole intention of scamming innocent sports fans. According to the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, businesses worldwide lose an estimated $600 – 700 billion annually due to counterfeiting.
"Major sports events like the home opener can create a ripe environment for criminal groups to exploit the enthusiasm of fans by marketing counterfeit goods and tickets," said Marlon Miller, special agent in charge of HSI Detroit. "We want the community to enjoy their experience and not have to worry about being victimized by these scammers. By looking out for some basic red flags, fans can act as the first line of defense against these types of schemes."
It could not be more plain, the end of immigration law enforcement is coming. The question is what will John Boehner do about it?