Photo: Thousands Line Up for Deferred Action
10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have sued President Obama’s administration asking that they be able to do their job and deport undocumented aliens.
These agents are stating that their oath of office mandates that they ask for proof of legal status from anyone they suspect is in the country illegally even those that can now benefit from ‘Deferred Action’. The lawsuit aims to end the Presidents recently enacted ‘Deferred Action’ whereby qualified applicants can stay in the country ‘legally’ for two years and obtain work permits.
It is estimated that 1.3 million people could be eligible for Deferred Action. During the ‘deferrment’ the qualified individual cannot be deported.
The agents are being represented by one of America’s highest profile anti-immigration advocates, Kris Kobach. It was Kobach who helped author SB1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law. Kobach also helped the Republican Party create their immigration platform for the upcoming convention starting on August 27th.