Loophole Has Allowed Over 1,000 DACA Recipients to Obtain Citizenship

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Obama executive amnesty left pathway for illegal immigrants to achieve permanent legal status
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Brendan Kirby
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4 September 2017
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National News
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Tens of thousands of illegal [alien] immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program used a loophole to obtain green cards, and more than 1,000 already have become American citizens, according to new data released Friday.
The judiciary panels in the Senate and House of Representatives, which requested the data, put out a joint news release highlighting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics. As of Aug. 21, 45,447 DACA recipients obtained permanent residency, and 1,056 already had become citizens.
DACA, which former President Barack Obama created by executive order in 2012, issues work permits to illegal [alien] immigrants brought to America as children and who had been continuously present in the United States since June 16, 2007. It also exempts them from deportation as long as they do not commit crime or break other rules...


Do DREAMers Have “Clean Criminal Records”? Of Course Not, But That Doesn’t Stop #FakeNews From Claiming They Do, FDare, September 2, 2017:
As President Trump threatens to fulfill his long-overdue campaign promise to reverse Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA], the Fake News media is going into overdrive with propaganda about this unconstitutional Obama program. One of the most repeated refrains: DREAMers—illegals allegedly brought as children, so called because the original failed Congressional attempt to Amnesty them was portentously named the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act—pose no threat to public safety because of our government’s intense vetting of them. It’s a lie.
A few examples:...
On its face, DACA has many loopholes. And in practice, it’s far worse.
DACA only requires that illegals
    have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
So anyone with two non-significant misdemeanor convictions–which can include assault, drug possession, theft etc.–can receive this Amnesty. Further, everyone who knows anything about the criminal justice system knows that many people guilty of felonies plead down to misdemeanors...
When a legal immigrant applies for citizenship, he must undergo a (relatively) strict public safety check, including interviews, biometric tests—especially important as “undocumented” immigrants could have committed crimes under a different name—and an FBI background check. [USCIS Policy Manual, Background & Security Checks]. But none of these are required or used in practice under the regulations which govern DACA’s background check. [8 C.F.R. §§. 335.1-2]
This poor screening inevitably leads to violent criminals receiving Amnesty...
President Trump campaigned on ending this illegal and unconstitutional amnesty on his first day of office. There are many compelling reasons for him to fulfill this promise, but public safety alone justifies rescinding DACA...