The Obama administration is facing new accusations that the president’s amnesty-for-illegals program is focused on getting enough immigrants to register as Democrat voters to keep his party in power in 2016.
According to J. Christian Adams, a former Department of Justice attorney who writes at PJ Media, President Obama’s “amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof.
“Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system – the ‘Electronic Immigration System’ – to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.”
He cites a CIS letter about the urgency of having “people who live in this country” participating “fully” in their communities.
Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh jumped on the issue Monday.
“You know the objective is to get them to vote,” he said.
“The objective all along here has been the registration of illegal aliens as Democrats. That’s gonna happen one way or the other. That’s what all of this talk is about. What’s newsworthy here is that it has been learned that the Department of Homeland Security is mobilizing now to essentially create 9 million new registered Democrats by the 2016 election among current green-card holders.”
He continued: “They’re putting everything in place so that when Obama decides to go executive amnesty, it’s not the beginning of any process, it’s just the period. It’s just the last thing to happen. … In fact, it’ll be the end of the process of getting them registered to vote because while Obama is waiting to sign [executive amnesty], these efforts going on behind the scenes to get these people registered [are] taking place EVEN NOW.”
Adams cited a recent letter signed by Leon Rodriguez, co-chairman of the Task Force on New Americans, on the letterhead of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Rodriguez, Adams said, “has a tainted history – not only was he a central player in the radicalization of Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division, he also ‘undertook a purportedly illegal search’ of a government employee’s computer in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Messy details are at the Washington Post.)”
The letter cites the White House task force regarding new Americans.
“This report outlines an immigrant integration plan that will advance our nation’s global competitiveness and ensure that the people who live in this country can fully participate in their communities.”
Wrote Adams: “‘Full participation’ is a term commonly used to include voting rights. To that end, resources within DHS have been redirected toward pushing as many aliens and non-citizens as possible to full citizenship status so they may ‘fully participate’ in the 2016 presidential election. For example, the internal DHS letter states one aim is to ‘strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote civic engagement.'”
Adams said naturalization plus mobilization is the explicit aim of the’Task Force on New Americans.
“Multiple sources at DHS confirm that political appointees are prioritizing naturalization ahead of the 2016 presidential election,” he said.
He noted that voting patterns reveal new voters overwhelmingly choose Democrat candidates.
“If the empirical rates of support for Democrats continued among these newly naturalized minority voters, Democrats could enjoy an electoral net benefit of millions of new voters in the 2016 presidential election.”
Adams explained: “One DHS official who disagrees with the administration’s policies told me DHS ‘intends to ‘recapture’ ‘unused’ visas from years past to grant more visas and LPR [green card] status. In addition to this ‘visa blizzard,’ the agency will allow folks to jam in applications during the blizzard, knowing that the visa applicant/beneficiary is not eligible for the visa.”
A large part of Obama’s program has been ordered to a halt by a federal judge in Texas. The Obama administration has appealed the order to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.