Illegal Aliens Granted Exec. Amnesty Use Loophole to Get on Path to Citizenship

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Caroline May
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4 March 2016
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National News
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While President Obama assured that illegal [alien] immigrants granted executive amnesty would not be put on a path to citizenship, a loophole expanded by the administration has allowed just that, and two Republican lawmakers are demanding answers.
Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program grants pseudo legal status and work permits to certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. DACA recipients are technically ineligible for permanent residency and citizenship. Due to an administrative loophole, however, DACA recipients have been able to obtain a benefit called “advance parole,” which allows a recipient to seek and obtain permanent residency and eventual citizenship...
In their letter, [Senators] Grassley and Lee demand numbers detailing how many illegal immigrant DACA recipients have been granted parole, travelled abroad, and sought permanent residency.
“A recent story in a California newspaper describes how exploitation of this loophole has now become a cottage industry,” they wrote...