White House Lied About Obama’s Illegal Executive Amnesty

When President Obama announced his sweeping unilateral executive action on immigration last November, administration officials stressed that the new edict would not take effect immediately. One part of the president’s action — changes to DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to extend the period in which illegal immigrants are protected from deportation to three years from its present two years, and also to extend work permits for the same time — was scheduled to go into effect Feb. 18, 2015, three months after the president’s announcement. The other part of the president’s action — the newly-created DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents — would go into effect six months after Obama’s edict.

The day after Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service published notice that it “expects to begin accepting requests for the Expanded DACA program on Feb. 18, 2015; and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program in mid-to-late May 2015.” The dates were set.

The administration’s schedule shaped the schedule of those challenging the president’s action. On Feb. 16, federal judge Andrew Hanen issued an order stopping the program, noting in his opinion that “the DHS’ website provides February 18, 2015 as the date it will begin accepting applications under DACA’s new criteria, and mid-to-late May for DAPA applications.” Hanen barred the administration from implementing “any and all aspects or phases of the expansions (including any and all changes)” to DACA and also “any and all aspects or phases” of DAPA.

So everyone involved knew the score. Changes to DACA, which had been scheduled to start Feb. 18, were on hold. DAPA was also on hold. And everyone assumed those dates to be accurate. But now, the administration is telling a different story.

In a “Defendants’ Advisory” filed with Hanen’s court late Tuesday, the Justice Department notified the judge that it has already implemented significant parts of the Expanded DACA program, and indeed that it has already granted expanded DACA protections and work permits to “approximately 100,000” people. (Read more about the possible lie on Obama’s immigration action HERE)

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  • Charles

    So what’s new??? If they open their mouth, out pop’s a lie.

  • REMAINFREE

    I’m growing tired of reading these articles. Is there anyone left in D.C. that has the BALLS to do something about it? OH,,,I’m sorry, it’s just not that easy??. Hmmmm, okay, so lets all go out and break the law and lie about it, deceive and cheat our way thru life and see how far that gets us.
    This is all we hear and read about. How corrupt this guy and the administration is, but when it comes down to doing something TANGIBLE about it, everyone’s all talk. We might get a “tease” from Con-gress, or the Senate, but end the end they fold up like a cheap cardboard table. It’s the old Dog & Pony show everytime.
    Now we’ll watch Hitlery get a free-ride as she will somehow be justified in her criminal actions and Benghazi cover up because we sit and do nothing but complain about it.

    Let’s just kick the can on down the road and worry about it later.

    • georgev

      You are right on. I for one, like you are sick of the lies and justifications that these people that pose as our leaders commit. This will not end well as more and more people in America are just as sick of it as we are, at least I’m hoping for it. We definitely need to do more that just sit around and watch the criminals break the laws that we have to follow.
      This will not end well.

  • Russ

    it’s easy to tell when all these libtards lie. when their mouth is moving is a dead giveaway!!

  • Daddy Kickass

    Hey oblowhole. In addition to beheading folks, ISIS is NOW throwing GAYS off of buildings. I wonder which it will be for you and your brood? Your SWEETIES at your Chicago bath houses are starting to hide out.