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Tom Fitton / November 25, 2015

Obama’s Citizenship Push for Immigrants the Focus of New Judicial Watch Lawsuit

Further proof that the Obama administration is a menace to the rule of law, our nation’s security, and our republican form of government can be found in the background behind just one new Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Judicial Watch attorneys filed the lawsuit last month to obtain records related to letters sent by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to current green card holders, urging individuals to become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to the 2016 election.

Further proof that the Obama administration is a menace to the rule of law, our nation’s security, and our republican form of government can be found in the background behind just one new Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Judicial Watch attorneys filed the lawsuit last month to obtain records related to letters sent by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to current green card holders, urging individuals to become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to the 2016 election.

In April 2015, President Obama’s “White House Task Force on New Americans” issued a strategic action plan to help millions of green card holders become U.S. citizens. Immigration Services is reportedly reallocating vast resources away from its “Electronic Immigration System,” a computerized system designed to facilitate national security and criminal background checks, to a campaign of letters to all nine million green card holders urging them to naturalize before the 2016 election. The Obama administration’s push includes federal funding for leftist groups that advocate for illegal aliens and amnesty.

On May 14, 2015, Judicial Watch submitted a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Immigration Services asking for:

Records related to letters sent by [Immigration Services] to current green card holders urging such individuals to become naturalized U.S. citizens prior to the 2016 election, including, but not limited to, memoranda, guidance, and/or instructions provided to [Immigration Services] staff regarding such letters and records of [Immigration Services] funds allocated to such efforts.

Judicial Watch sued after the agency, despite telling us it received our request, simply refused to respond to us in any way. You probably are not surprised by the lawless cover-up given the issues (and likely corruption) at stake.

Obama’s effort to replace the American electorate with one more amenable to his despotic approach government means getting the millions of aliens to apply for and be granted citizenship as quickly as possible. However, Immigration Services is obligated to conduct a criminal and security background investigation of an immigration applicant upon his or her filing for naturalization.

We can’t trust this to happen.

In 2012, Immigration Services abandoned required background checks, adopting, instead, “lean and lite” procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty, an expansion of which has been ruled illegal by the federal courts. Nevertheless, thousands of illegal aliens exempted from deportation under Obama’s unilateral amnesty moves are also potentially eligible for citizenship. The Obama administration has already admitted into the United States a large number of people with documented ties to ISIS and other radical Islamic groups. By the way, refugees (from Syria, Somalia, and other countries) can become citizens as soon as six years after receiving refugee or asylum status. President Obama is dead set against serious background checks for refugees from these Islamist regions.

Despite the release of criminal aliens by the administration and other immigration non-enforcement, violations, and failures, the administration is reportedly expanding the naturalization effort.

The Obama “New American” initiative is reminiscent of Al Gore’s Clinton-era “Citizenship USA” program, which saw citizenship applications approved without the required FBI criminal background checks in the run-up to 1996 presidential election, in which President Clinton was reelected. As our friends at PJ Media report:

Naturalization plus mobilization is the explicit aim of the DHS “Task Force on New Americans.”

Multiple sources at DHS confirm that political appointees are prioritizing naturalization ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Empirical voting patterns among immigrants from minority communities demonstrate that these new voters will overwhelmingly vote for Democrat candidates. If the empirical rates of support for Democrats continued among these newly naturalized minority voters, Democrats could enjoy an electoral net benefit of millions of new voters in the 2016 presidential election.

I hope you see what is happening.

The Obama administration is violating the federal transparency law to cover up it plans to use tax money to rush through citizenship for millions of legal and illegal aliens just in time for the 2016 elections. Americans should wonder about whether this administration is importing voters and granting unilateral amnesty to help win elections at the expense of the safety and security of American citizens.

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