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Border Patrol agents beg for public’s help, afraid of Obama’s order for millions of blank work permits

Already furious after a summer that saw American Border Patrol agents turned into a “babysitting service for tens of thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border with the administration’s blessing, the immigration officers’ union lashed out Monday against a “unilateral amnesty” widely suspected of being planned at the White House for after the midterm elections.

In a news release, Kenneth Palinkas, president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, appealed for the public’s help in stopping yet another overreach by President Obama aimed at evading the country’s immigration laws.

“If you care about your immigration security and your neighborhood security, you must act now to ensure that Congress stops this unilateral amnesty. Let your voice be heard and spread the word to your neighbors,” Palinkas said in a statement.

“We who serve in our nation’s immigration agencies are pleading for your help – don’t let this happen. Express your concern to your Senators and Congressmen before it is too late.”

Kalinkas was responding to last week’s news  that the administration is already preparing to issue work permits and residency cards to 34 million immigrants in the next five years, including a surge of 9 million in the next two years.

That has fed the belief that Obama is planning a post-election executive order that would grant legal status to millions without congressional approval.

The White House, of course, claims that’s an unfounded assumption, but the fact remains that Obama has vowed twice this year to take action on his own if Congress failed to pass immigration reform. On Oct. 2, he told a national Hispanic group he would take executive action between the Nov. 4 and the end of the year.

No matter when it comes, though, another Obama edict will be part of his pattern of making a mockery of the Constitution’s constraints on presidential power. And as the summer’s invasion of illegals showed, that mockery has had a devastating impact on the country’s border security.

“We are still the world’s rubber-stamp for entry into the United States – regardless of the ramifications of the constant violations to the Immigration and Nationality Act,” Kalinkas wrote.

“Whether it’s the failure to uphold the public charge laws, the abuse of our asylum procedures, the admission of Islamist radicals, or visas for health risks, the taxpayers are being fleeced and public safety is being endangered on a daily basis.”

Taxpayers fleeced and public safety endangered. That’s what Obama got elected for?

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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