Law Prof on Obama's Administrative Amnesty

By Jon Feere and Jon Feere on August 23, 2011

Temple U. law professor (and CIS Fellow) Jan Ting – one of the few in his field to recognize the problems created by Obama's administrative amnesty – has authored a new op-ed in which he writes:

The administration is thus implementing by executive order a policy it could not get Congress to adopt or even consider: amnesty for the millions of foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally or who overstayed their temporary visitor visas in order to work illegally in the U.S.

It is also sending a clear message to people all over the world who would like to try their luck in the U.S., though ineligible to do so because of U.S. immigration law: U.S. immigration law won't be enforced if all you want to do is work. Just get yourself into the U.S. by any means, don't commit serious crimes or threaten national security, and you will be able to compete with U.S. citizens for jobs. And since you're willing to work for lower wages and under worse conditions than U.S. citizens, you can probably beat them out for a job. So come on in!

The full piece is available online