Immigrant advocate: Govt’s 34M green cards order “means nothing”

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 21, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Obama government wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards as the White House prepares to issue an executive order that will help undocumented immigrants after the November elections.

Immigrant rights advocates say the president seems to be planning an enormous executive action that is even bigger than what Congress rejected in the Gang of Eight bill.

Through an online solicitation by the U.S. citizenship and immigration services, the government has quietly sought vendors that can produce 34 million blank work permits and green cards. That’s a minimum of four million cards per year for five years, and nine million in the early stages.

It’s not uncommon for federal agencies to plan for contingencies. But immigrant rights advocates say this request particularly focuses on a surge related to potential changes in immigration policy.

Atty. David Leopold, past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association told Balitang America that the order doesn’t mean anything.

“This is nothing but trumped up by anti-immigrant groups to say that the president is planning something outside the law. That’s just not true,” Leopold said. “Of course they’re going to order more cards than they’ll use. People use their cards, cards get broken, mistakes that get made. So there’s no surprise that they’re going to order a high number of cards.”

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  • Mario
    21 October 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    You were brainwashed by the Democrat controlled media that there are 11M illegal alien. As I said the correct count is 30Million illegals… Today, Obama wanted to issue 34M blank work permit thru exec order. 34Million is the correct count of illegal alien. If you are working now, there will be 34M illegals with work permit to grab your job.

  • filam
    22 October 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Your meaning of immigration advocate is a slap to those that migrated legally.

  • Kuya
    22 October 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    It i very unfair for the petition in line for 10yrs or more If they will use it for the illegals.