Immigration: The Obama administration has outsourced to the United Nations the selection of Central Americans who will be reclassified as refugees to this country. How many more ways can we lose control of our border?
As surreal as it sounds, the Obama administration really has employed the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to select and ship thousands of newly minted Central American "refugees" from its newly set up processing centers. These are the same people who, up until now, have been known as economic migrants.
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Media reports have noted that it's the administration's attempt to staunch the latest border surge by offering refugee status as alternative to illegal migration. Thwarted on his amnesty initiatives, President Obama's latest effort to import Central Americans simply involves changing their status from immigrant to refugee — with the aid of the UN.
As a result, as many as 80,000 would-be illegals from Central America may come in the next two years with legal status, skipping the hassle of legal or even illegal immigration and going to the very front of the line.
Sleight of hand, yes, but it couldn't have been done without the enabling of Congress. Under the Constitution, Congress determines immigrant numbers. But under a 1980 statute, the president may choose refugees.
After Congress' passage of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, the administration saw legal authorization to ramp up admission of refugees to as many as 100,000 over the next two years — including the 10,000 Syrian refugees who've drawn so much public concern.
Now UN bureaucrats will pick out who comes here and who doesn't. Are we to be surprised if the door will be open to gang members, newly smuggled Middle Easterners with Islamofascist sympathies, terrorists and illegals who've already been deported from the U.S.?Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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