Saturday, June 26, 2010

Change in U.S. immigration policy?

Eight Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week asking for confirmation that the White House is planning to defer deportations or grant parole to millions of undocumented immigrants, pending congressional debate on immigration reform.

An aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told El Nuevo Herald on Wednesday that the White House has not replied to the senators' letter. Moira Mack, a White House spokeswoman, said the administration was not aware of the letter. "We have not yet received the letter," said Mack in an e-mail message. "We will review it upon receipt." She did not answer whether Obama was contemplating such a plan.

The senators' query is confirmation of widespread rumors swirling in recent weeks in the U.S. capital that Obama could be planning a surprise executive action to prohibit the continuing deportations of undocumented immigrants who have no criminal convictions.

Failing to enforce U.S. immigration law would not be a "change of policy".

It would be a violation of the president's oath to uphold and enforce the nation's laws.

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