Angst over President Obama’s post-election plans on immigration is growing amid revelations that the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a procurement request for as many as 34 million work permits and green cards.
The solicitation, discovered by Breitbart News, says bidders must be able to produce at least 4 million cards annually over a five year contract and “surge” to provide as many as 9 million documents in the early years of the contract.
That would far exceed current levels at which both documents are issued by the federal government, prompting Republicans to speculate the Obama administration is readying a sprawling executive order that could offer legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
“This revelation provides startling confirmation of the crisis facing our Republic,” said Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) “The president is preparing to issue work authorization and ‘legal’ status to millions of individuals illegally present in the country, in violation of plain statute.”
The Alabama lawmaker added that the executive action looked poised to “nullify the immigration laws of the United States and its sovereign people.”
Similar speculation has lit up the conservative blogosphere, with many seeing it as an early sign of the administration’s plans after the midterm elections.
Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, told Watchdog.org the president appears “to be getting his ducks in a row” before offering amnesty to illegal immigrants.
“It’s another petulant display of contempt of Congress,” he said.
Source: The Hill