We beat back the DREAM Act amnesty yesterday but let's not forget that under the Obama administration we have a de facto amnesty due to lack of enforcement.
It was just this year that the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers issued an unanimous vote of no confidence in their own leadership.
Senior ICE leadership dedicates more time to campaigning for immigration refonns aimed at large scale amnesty legislation, than advising the American public and Federal lawmakers on the severity of the illegal immigration problem, and the need for more manpower and resources within ICE ERO to address it. ICE ERO is currently overwhelmed by the massive criminal alien problem in the United States resulting in the large-scale release of criminals back into local communities.
The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created "amnesty through policy" for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.