Dreamer Illegal Aliens Use Handy Obama Loophole to Grab American Citizenship

Article author: 
Brenda Walker
Article publisher: 
Limits to Growth
Article date: 
October 27, 2019
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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Some may remember that Obama intoned several times that he as president couldn’t unilaterally amnesty illegal alien kiddies, known as “dreamers” under the DACA program, then he went ahead and did it anyway....

When President Obama announced the program on June 15, 2012, he stated clearly:
 
Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity.  This is not a path to citizenship.
 
But now we learn from a recent report that DACA is a “path to citizenship” because of an Obama “loophole” — what a shock.
 
Say, am I unduly suspicious, or is immigration law filled with an abundance of “loopholes”? (A Google search today for Immigration Law Loophole gets over four million results.)
 
Here’s a news article about DACA loopholes that appeared on Friday’s front page of the Washington Times:
 
‘Paroled’ Dreamers exploit Obama loophole on path to citizenship, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, October 24, 2019

DACA wasn’t supposed to be a pathway to citizenship, yet at least 14,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers” managed to use the Obama-era deportation amnesty for exactly that purpose, the government revealed this week.

The Dreamers took advantage of a “loophole” that allowed them to leave the country and be “paroled” back into the U.S. — and under the law, anyone who is paroled can apply to adjust their status to a full legal permanent resident, or green card holder.

That’s the key intermediate step on the path to citizenship....