Barack Obama has mandated that new citizens will no longer have to say the complete Naturalization Oath – the pledge by which they swear allegiance to the United States. Incoming citizens no longer have to pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States” or “perform noncombatant service” in the Armed Forces as part of the naturalization process. Also this week, there were more immigration “rule” changes that undermine our immigration law even further.
The new citizens can just choose to not say that section of the pledge. They don’t need a religious excuse or any reason for that matter.
In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer referencing the change in the pledge by new citizens asked “Where does this come from?
“We aren’t lowering the flag on behalf of servicemen who died while serving this country and now this”.
What does this do to the “patriotism” and the “core” of our country, he asked. What about “other immigrants who came here and defended” the country? How can you come to this country and “not be willing to fight for it?”
Dakota said, “Are the President and Congress looking out for the people or are these so-called leaders only concerned about re-election?” He thinks it’s the latter.
The reason it is being done, the question Dakota Meyer never directly answered, is to eliminate “patriotism” and the “core” of our country. The president’s desire to abolish the Second Amendment also plays no small part.
Also, this week, Dear Leader expanded another law he created out of thin air and which he calls a “rule.”
On the same day that family members of loved ones murdered by illegal aliens in sanctuary cities testified before Congress, the president’s Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed rule that expands a waiver program created by President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in 2013.
Currently, a U.S. citizen or employer can sponsor an immediate family member of a citizen of a person on an H1-B visa to the United States. That is being expanded to permanent residents and now covers multiple categories including an alien described under the family-sponsored preference, employment-based preference, or special immigrant categories.
The notice reads in part:
“DHS proposes to expand the class of aliens who may be eligible for a provisional waiver beyond immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to aliens in all statutorily eligible immigrant visa categories. Such aliens include family-sponsored immigrants, employment-based immigrants, certain special immigrants, and Diversity Visa program selectees, together with their derivative spouses and children. DHS also proposes to expand who may be considered a qualifying relative for purposes of the extreme hardship determination to include LPR spouses and parents.”
It encourages more illegal immigration, more chain migration, and fraud. The government now gets to decide who a “qualifying relative” is in an “extreme hardship determination.”
The purpose of the law Obama is flouting is to deter people from settling here illegally and then laundering their status by adjusting to a green card. The law prevented applicants who come here illegally while allegedly applying for a visa from returning for ten years. He has waived all penalties.
The green card makes illegal aliens eligible for welfare, tax credits, and other entitlements. Eventually, they can achieve citizenship.
Jessica Vaughn, the director of policy studies at The Center for Immigration Studies, harshly criticized the new policy and said “It is a slap in the face to the many legal immigrants who abide by the law, follow the process, and wait their turn,” she said. “In addition, it will increase the likelihood of fraud in the marriage categories, which produce tens of thousands of new green cards each year.”
“Green cards are the golden ticket. Once you get a green card you get welfare, you get tax credits, you get entitlements,” said a GOP Senate aide. “The U.S. hands out one million green cards every year, and these documents are bankrupting the country.”
DHS said it is proposing the rule based on its “broad authority” under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
Their BROAD AUTHORITY!
If there are gang members included we won’t know because Mr. Obama has also seen to it that prior criminal records don’t matter.
The administration is no longer deporting illegal aliens for breaking immigration law. It is now legal to come into the United States at will. Our borders are erased and are officially open.
Federal facilities for holding illegal-alien criminals are barely three-quarters full. This is partly due to Obama’s unconstitutional decrees on immigration last November.
“Whereas some ICE offices once processed as many as 100 illegal aliens a day for removal,” reports Jessica Vaughan. “Now these same offices often process fewer than five per day, with the same staff,” as reported by Newsmax in May.
Efforts by congress to hold back funding for sanctuary cities was met with disdain by Josh Earnest Wednesday. He said he doesn’t take these proposals seriously. He threw it back at Republicans for not passing his Immigration Reform which did nothing to secure the borders in the near term, if ever.
Senator Ted Cruz grilled ICE Director Sarah Saldana on The Hill on Tuesday. When he asked her how many murderers, rapists et al were included in the tens of thousands of illegal aliens released in 2013, she deflected and then answered dishonestly.
The answer is 104,000 and she had to admit that he was correct.
The testimony is shocking. Ms. Saldana first claimed she didn’t know the numbers of murderers and rapists, then she said she thought he was talking about 2014, then she fudged the numbers and finally she came clean.
One excerpt from Senator Cruz’s grilling.
I want to know that your testimony here, on how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three. You said 30,000. The correct answer is 104,000. There were 68,000 criminal illegal aliens that ICE declined to begin deportation proceedings against. Despite the fact, that as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 92% observed the federal law that you are holding up there says they “shall” be deported.
The Obama admin refused to deport them. That is 68,000. In addition to that there are 30,000 in deportation proceedings with criminal proceedings that the Obama administration released. I would note that among those were 193 murderers with homicide convictions. 426 people with sexual assault convictions. 16,000 criminal illegal aliens with drunk driving convictions released by this administration because they refuse to follow the law.
In the following excerpt, Senator Cruz also asks Ms. Saldana about her past testimony in which she strongly indicated she wanted Congress to stop the unfettered release of criminals whose country of birth refuse their return. The day after that testimony, she took it back. She is now saying she did so without any direction from the higher-ups. It’s not believable.
In another effort to damage immigration law, the administration just changed a policy aimed at uncovering fraud in the H-1B and L-1 non-immigrant worker programs.
In the past, DHS officials made unannounced visits to places of employment to make sure that the entity exists as stated on an application, and to (b) look at documentation such as pay slips. Employers had to work with investigators but no more. Cooperation with these visits is voluntary according to The Center for Immigration Studies.
There has been a steep drop in enforcement of laws against hiring illegal workers.
People here illegally can work here, they won’t be deported, even if they are criminals, and if they become citizens, they don’t have to say the entire Naturalization Oath. This is all aimed at eliminating our patriotism and our core beliefs as a nation to make way for the Utopian hellhole Obama and his leftist army of revolutionaries envision.