The Obama administration has changed the enforcement of immigration laws to protect most illegal immigrants from deportation, giving the nation’s roughly 12 million illegal immigrants de facto amnesty, according to a report by Sen. Jeff Sessions.
The report found that a 2012 Department of Homeland Security directive significantly narrowed the scope of deportation criteria, limiting it mainly to illegal immigrants with a criminal conviction and those who were physically caught crossing the border, while most other illegal immigrants are overlooked, The Daily Caller reported.
“Under the guise of setting ‘priorities,’ the administration has determined that almost anyone in the world who can enter the United States is free to illegally live, work, and claim benefits here as long as they are not caught committing a felony or other serious crime,” the Alabama Republican said Wednesday on release of the report.
The three-page report concludes that even those who overstay visas and illegal immigrants will not face any repercussions, according to The Daily Caller.
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