REPORT: Emails Show U.S. Immigration Bosses Scrambling ‘Due to The Election’
President Barack Obama's wishes regarding immigration are clear. The lame duck president wants to admit as many immigrants and refugees as possible before his time in the Oval Office is up. Unfortunately, that means that certain boundaries and barriers are being ignored as Obama's administration staff is literally working overtime to make his wishes a reality.
In a leaked email thread from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Houston, Texas, immigration agents and workers are urged to work overtime to process as many cases as they can.
That scramble wouldn't really be an issue except for the fact that the email cites the upcoming election as the reason for the push.
"The Field Office due to the election year needs to process as many of their N-400 cases as possible between now and FY 2016," read the email. N-400 application cases are applications for naturalization.
That same email told immigration officers that they are "encouraged to take advantage of the OT if you can. This will be an opportunity to move your pending naturalization cases. If you have not volunteered for OT, please consider and let me know if you are interested."
Though the agency has, of course, denied the notion that they are trying to push through as many applications before a Democratic president leaves office, the fact remains that they are doing so. And they're blatantly using the election as internal motivation.
Instead of pushing forward at full-speed, the immigration department needs to be slowing down. Many of these immigration cases are only eligible because of President Obama's executive orders. Many of those orders are under scrutiny right now to see if they're actually legal.
It's sad that these groups are using taxpayer funds to push through agendas that are clearly against the wishes of a large section of the U.S. population. This should be illegal.
h/t: Fox News