An immigration reduction advocacy organization is underwriting a
lawsuit filed by ten Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
officers and agents against the Department of Homeland Security.
Meanwhile California is considering giving driver's licenses to
thousands of young illegal immigrants.
The lawsuit is specifically directed at Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton. It
challenges the Obama administration's deferred action Directive and
associated Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum that prevents ICE
officers, employees, and agents from fulfilling their sworn oath to
enforce immigration laws.
The directive pertains to Obama's decision to sidestep
congressional approval and grant certain illegal aliens -- those
brought to the U.S. by their parents -- a special amnesty. It
is an extension of the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and
Education for Alien Minors), which was rejected by Congress.
Roy Beck is founder and
president of Numbers
USA, an organization for lower immigration levels. He tells why
his group is underwriting this lawsuit.
"This is a law and order issue, but it's much larger than that,"
he asserts. "That's one of the things that we at Numbers USA want
to emphasize -- that we regard these courageous ICE agents who have
stepped forward on this suit as being part of a major effort in
this time of high unemployment and stagnant wages to protect the
America workers. And Numbers USA has fought this DREAM Act amnesty
for over ten years. This is a natural place for us to step in and
The DHS directive literally orders ICE agents to break the law
by not going forward with deportation proceedings against certain
California helping illegals 'continue their life of
Becky Yeh -- OneNewsNow California correspondent
A political activist says it is absurd that California is
considering giving driver's licenses to thousands of young illegal
immigrants. (Listen to audio report)
The Golden State is close to handing driver's licenses to
roughly 400,000 illegal immigrants who receive federal deferrals.
In fact, Lawrence Hebron of the Alliance of
Christian Patriots reports that unless Gov. Jerry Brown (D)
objects, such legislation appears ready to pass.
"It seems to me that the key word of
the expression 'illegal immigrant' is 'illegal,'" Hebron notes.
"Now, maybe I'm nuts, but it seems to me that you don't give home
invaders the key to your front door; you don't elect a pedophile to
be president of the PTA; you don't give a serial rapist the
membership to Match.com, and you don't give people who are here
illegally a driver's license or some other form of official
identification to make it easier for them to continue in their life
The conflict, according to
The Sacramento Bee, is that state laws only accept some
types of immigration documents to allow for the issuance of a
This legislation would extend President Barack Obama's "Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals" program to include driver's licenses
for young illegal immigrants.