DHS Grants Syrians, Including Visa Overstays, Temporary (Right) Amnesty

While the pretend news is talking about floods, hot air balloons and fake outrage from political stunts, today the Department of Homeland Security granted more than 8000 Syrians currently in U.S. the right to stay for 18 months. What could possibly go wrong?

And did I mention these people NEVER GO HOME?

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We can’t vet these Syrians, and ISIS has vowed to use the “refugee” crisis to infiltrate the West, but that shouldn’t be a reason for concern, of course.

From The Washington Times:

Homeland Security granted a new temporary amnesty Monday to more than 8,000 Syrians living in the U.S. right now, saying they can remain for up to 18 months longer no matter what their legal status.

Secretary Jeh Johnson issued “temporary protected status” to Syrians, saying that if they are in the U.S. as of Monday and continue to reside here permanently, they can apply for work permits and other documents to remain and live in the U.S. without fear of being ousted.

His order applies to some 5,800 Syrians who were granted status under a 2012 TPS program, and 2,500 new arrivals who don’t have a more permanent status here.

“Syria’s lengthy civil conflict has resulted in high levels of food insecurity, limited access to water and medical care, and massive destruction of Syria’s infrastructure. Attacks against civilians, the use of chemical weapons and irregular warfare tactics, as well as forced conscription and use of child soldiers have intensified the humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Johnson said in announcing the new program.

Those eligible for TPS include any Syrian illegal immigrants who have managed to sneak into or remain in the U.S. beyond their visa expirations over the past four years.

Keep in mind that the word “temporary” in “temporary protected status” needs to be treated like a lot of the other Orwellian language that government apparatchiks use, As MRCTV reported in May,

The Obama administration just granted another 18-month extension of the Temporary Protection Status for Hondurans and Nicaraguans who’ve been displaced from their home countries by a hurricane that happened 18 years ago.

In its memo, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services blamed Hurricane Mitch, which struck Honduras and Nicaragua in October of 1998, as a good enough reason to extend this supposedly temporary status for thousands of Hondurans and Nicaraguans who’ve been living in the United States under TPS for the last nearly two decades. According to the agency, this is the 13th TPS extension for the two nations as a result of the ’98 storm.

From the USCIS Federal Registrar notice for Honduras:

Based on the reviews and after consulting with DOS, the Secretary has determined that an 18-month extension is warranted because conditions in Honduras supporting its designation for TPS persist. Hurricane Mitch and subsequent environmental disasters have substantially disrupted living conditions in Honduras, such that Honduras remains unable, temporarily, to adequately handle the return of its nationals.

After 18 years.

But Hurricane Mitch isn’t the only disaster that’s apparently keeping the roughly 61,000 TPS-protected Hondurans currently living in the United States from returning to their own country. USCIS notes the Central American nation has been rendered nearly uninhabitable due to a “dramatic increase in mosquito-born diseases,” a “prolonged regional drought,” “food insecurity,” a “coffee rust epidemic” and, of course, “climate fluctuations” in the form of rain and…well, not rain.

Likewise, the government also conveniently called out “climate change” as a reason for continually extending TPS status to Nicaraguans, explaining the country has been plagued by everything under the sun from “heavy rains, flooding and earthquakes” to infrastructure problems, poverty, government failure, volcanic eruptions and, of course, that pesky coffee rust problem.

Read Mark Kirkorian’s excellent report, Temporary Protected Status Means Never Having to Go Home, also from May, 2016.

Syrians were first granted TPS status in March, 2012, and DHS has already granted two 18-month extensions.

People with TPS status are not supposed to be able to vote or be eligible for any public benefits. Do you think some of them are receiving free stuff from taxpayers and/or voting? What’s the over-under on that?

Remember, as we have frequently discussed here and on The Teri O’Brien Show, this latest grant of amnesty, just like the “refugee” resettlement of the last 30 years, has nothing to do with compassion, and everything about lining the pockets of “do-gooder” “religious” groups that serve as federal government contractors, and changing the demographics of the country. These people, once granted TPS status, are legal immigrants, which once again highlights the fact that it’s very simplistic to say “I’m all for legal immigration.” That’s not necessarily the best policy either. Our immigration system is a mess, and it’s going to take some major effort to straighten out.

Let me ask two questions again. Have you seen this story on the pretend news? Are you fed up yet?

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