The union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the Department of Homeland Security sought bids on enough supplies to create millions of work permits and green cards. The contract proposal would allow the government to make as many as 34 million alien work permits and residency cards over the next five years, suggesting that the Obama administration plans a surge in IDs for illegals.
Kenneth Palinkas, the president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, said in a press release Monday that he believes the move signals the Obama administration plans a “massive unilateral amnesty” after the midterm elections. “…If you care about your immigration security and your neighborhood security, you must act now to ensure that Congress stops this unilateral amnesty,” he said. “We who serve in our nation’s immigration agencies are pleading for your help — don’t let this happen.”
The union represents 12,000 officers of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency responsible for processing visas and other immigration papers. Palinkas said federal immigration officers are already struggling to complete their mission, and the new contract indicates things could get worse. “Whether it’s the failure to uphold the public charge laws, the abuse of our asylum procedures, the admission of Islamist radicals, or visas for health risks, the taxpayers are being fleeced and public safety is being endangered on a daily basis,” he said.
Posted 10/28/14 by Andrew Lewis