Obama Administration Sued For Refusing To Provide Records On Its Amnesty Programs That May Show Coordination With Lobbyists

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The Obama administration has stringently refused to provide records on its aggressive amnesty programs that may reveal coordination with outside lobbyists, prompting legal action from an immigration reform group.

In response to the refusal, the Immigration Reform Law Institute decided to sue the Obama administration Friday to force a release of that information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The information sought isn’t just limited to a single record, but spans eight different requests that have been stonewalled by USCIS.

IRLI wants to know the funding sources behind programs like President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, as well as whether these programs are in compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act.

The Anti-Deficiency Act is a law designed to prevent government agencies from signing contracts that obligate them to pay more funds than they currently have available.

IRLI also is interested in how many fee waivers the Obama administration has handed out to DACA-recipients, as well as how these programs affect waiting time periods for people who apply for legal permanent residency through proper channels.

But that’s not all.

IRLI also suspects that top administration officials have attacked low-level employees, who are frustrated with the administration’s aggressive approach to re-engineering the immigration system. There also may be communication between these top officials and outside lobbyists from the tech industry hungry for more visas to support foreign labor and from open borders activists.

On the tech industry side, the lawsuit asks for USCIS to provide any communication from 2012 between officials and representatives of Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and Facebook.

“It’s hoped much of this information will assist state and local governments and aggrieved members of the American public that wish to challenge the Administration for the giant strains imposed on its communities, labor markets, and school, health care and welfare-budgets due to its ongoing non-enforcement agenda,” IRLI said in a statement.

For IRLI executive director Dale L. Wilcox, the idea of the suit is “raise public awareness regarding Obama’s lawless, open-borders policies, and assist states, localities, and the taxpaying-public across the nation who must bear this unfair burden caused by unregulated immigration.”

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