Legal Immigrants Go to the Back of the Line

Mark Krikorian, National Review, February 10, 2014

When the president announced his administrative DREAM Act amnesty (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA), skeptics warned that the illegal program would result in delays for people with legal immigration applications in the pipeline. Those concerns were ignored by the administration because the initiative was a campaign stunt to boost Hispanic turnout and had to be implemented before the election regardless of the consequences.

Well, the New York Times reported Sunday that chickens have come home to roost:

Many thousands of Americans seeking green cards for foreign spouses or other immediate relatives have been separated from them for a year or more because of swelling bureaucratic delays at a federal immigration agency in recent months.

The long waits came when the agency, Citizenship and Immigration Services, shifted attention and resources to a program President Obama started in 2012 to give deportation deferrals to young undocumented immigrants, according to administration officials and official data. . . .

Until recently, an American could obtain a green card for a spouse, child or parent—probably the easiest document in the immigration system—in five months or less. But over the past year, waits for approvals of those resident visas stretched to 15 months, and more than 500,000 applications became stuck in the pipeline, playing havoc with international moves and children’s schools and keeping families apart.

That’s half a million husbands, wives, and children of U.S. citizens—people whose expeditious immigration even I support, wholeheartedly—have seen their wait times triple because the administration dumped an illegal amnesty program in the lap of an overwhelmed bureaucracy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, with no additional resources to handle the workload. That means USCIS had to pull people off the processing of legal immigration applications to handle the amnesty applications of illegal aliens, leading to the increased wait times.

After Mr. Obama announced the deferral program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in 2012, he gave Citizenship and Immigration Services only two months to get it running. Agency officials scrambled. As of last week, 521,815 youths had received deferrals, with the agency handling more than 2,000 applications a day.

Note the symmetry: half a million illegal aliens have received amnesty, forcing half a million husbands, wives, and minor children of American citizens to go to the back of the line.

And they’re none too happy about it. One U.S. citizen griped:

You feel as if you did things the right way and you are penalized for it.

Amen. I wasn’t a fan of Sam Francis, but his concept of “anarcho-tyranny” describes this perfectly.

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And the mismatch between the USCIS’s capacity and the workload illegally dumped on it by Obama has resulted not only in longer wait times for legal immigrants but shortcuts in the background checks. Judicial Watch FOIA’d documents last year and found that:

the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks late last year, adopting, instead, costly “lean and lite” procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation.

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  • mobilebay

    What’s left to say? I’ve run out of words to express the sadness I feel for our country and the disgust I feel for those who are “fundamentally changing” it. I sincerely apologize to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the world I’m leaving them.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Just accept the fact that it was never “our” country and the hurt goes away and is replaced with anger and rage. The United States is the biggest scam ever perpetrated against the White race. This country has been and will always be a vessel for the world elite to enforce their global domination upon all mankind.

      • bigone4u

        Agree. It sounds like you’ve been reading David Icke and Henry Makow. But the latest theory is that the global elites have no use for the USA anymore and are thus flooding us with third world filth to bring us to third world status, while favoring China because of its docile slave workers.

        • So CAL Snowman

          The Chinese are a non-starter because they do not possess the ability by themselves to develop anything more technologically advanced than mag-lev trains. It seems like the 20th century United States was nothing more than a giant lab to create the technologies and weapons that will be used to enslave mankind for the next thousand years (all brought to you by the sweat of the White man’s brow). China’s rise as a global power is directly proportional to the technology and know how they were able to steal from the West. I don’t read Icke and I ditched Makow years ago.

        • LHathaway

          Sounds like you’ve been doing some reading of your own in an effort to try and blend in with us. Then again, ‘us’ is mostly you and always has been. Must. . . control. . . all. . . venues. . . must. . . control. . . all. . .thoughts. . .

          Why not? it’s conspiracy theory day and might as well print a real one. .

      • LHathaway

        Loved your comment. . .

    • Erasmus

      Be sad only for a moment, and then get angry. Get really, really angry, and then channel that anger into doing something constructive for you, your family and your people.

      Sadness will leave you passive. Anger will spur you on to do things.

    • Spartacus

      You still have time to fix things. Team-up with a bunch of like-minded Whites, pool your money, buy yourself a few hundred hectares of fertile land near a river in the north-west, and move there. Focus on nothing other than breeding, farming and military training, and your grandkids and great-grandkids will be just fine. Or at least, not eaten alive .

      • Talltrees

        That compares to giving up my house and job in exchange for a primitive existence. That’s handing our country over to the enemy. I’m prepared to fight to the death than do that. I want my kids to have what I have had and that won’t be farming land in the Northwest.

        • Spartacus

          You’ve already lost your country .The best thing you can do to get it back is a strategic retreat, let the system deteriorate while establishing your own territory from where to expand your influence when SHTF .

          • Talltrees

            Anger interferes with sound reasoning. I’m still in the “I’ll be da_ned they take over our country.” Can’t even think of any other alternative.

  • Sue

    I put these up on every immigration article I can find.

    Congratulations!
    You and your fellow NumbersUSA activists are playing a critical role in
    stopping amnesty and immigration expansion in 2014.

    According to “Backlash against immigration plan floods Boehner’s website” by Stephen Dinan in the Washington Times, the comments on Speaker Beohner’s website have been overwhelmingly opposed to Boehner’s immigration proposals — and the GOP leadership is taking notice.”Michael Steel, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, said they are taking stock of the comments.”

    numbersusadotcom please help faxes are free

    • Martel

      Boehner is spelled incorrectly after ‘the comments on Speaker’.You probaby spotted it but saying it just in case.

      Always good to keep a message positive, numbers USA is vital to give the children of European Americans a fighting chance.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Don Juan Beaner?

        Yeah…this is the message…

        Break the rules – come have lunch with el prezzy who refuses to enforce the laws of the land, get “special attention”.

        Play fair – get screwed.

        Obamanation.

      • Sue

        Fixed it thanks. Copied and pasted without paying attention. Always appreciate attention to detail, wish more people did.

  • bigone4u

    NO, the true back of the line for jobs and everything else is native-born white people. Legal and illegal immigrants depress our wages and thus make it economically impossible for us to marry and have families. That’s the globalist plan and it’s working. Our job is to cut immigration to zero and impose tariffs on imports to bring back jobs that are rightfully ours.

    • LHathaway

      At least you’ll have a job with that plan. Good luck getting back the women that are ‘rightfully yours’. The recent arrivals are not likely to hand them back over.

      • bigone4u

        The women will stay when the intruders are deported. Whether we let them stay is another matter.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          It is indeed. As the saying goes: “Once you go black, we don’t want you back.” The same goes for browns and yellows. I think race-mixers and their mixed race offspring, if they have any, should be deported along with their non-white partners. Miscegenation is an act of race treason and should be dealt with harshly.

      • John Smith

        Women are hypergamous, they’ll go with whoever gives them the most stuff.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      People have long known that immigration depresses native white fertility. The negative correlation between immigration and native fertility was first discovered by the 19th century US demographer and statistician Francis Walker. His argument that immigration sterilizes the pre-existing population was crucial to passage of the National Origins Act in 1924. If mass immigration of southern and eastern Europeans was considered a problem during the 1880-1924 period, just think about how incredibly destructive and genocidal the massive third world immigration of the post-1965 period has been for whites.

      Immigration is population replacement. Remember that territory is necessary for the survival and successful reproduction of an ethny. Any clearly demarcated territory monopolized by an ethny has a maximal carrying capacity. Flooding that territory with foreign migrants would obviously reduce the carrying capacity of the land, which simultaneously reduces the potential ceiling of native population growth.

      How destructive replacement migration is depends on the extent to which the invading population diverges genetically from natives. The greater the genetic divergence, the greater the negative impact on the host population’s genetic character. It’s obvious that all third world immigration is destructive. Invading Chinese migrants would be incredibly destructive; invading Bantus would be even more destructive. The highest act of altruism in this case would be to prevent the migration of all Chinese and Bantus.

      Yep, they want to kill us off.

  • MekongDelta69

    To sum up everything since 1965:
    White people -> No!
    Non-white people -> Si!

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    The decline started long before Obama, but Obama has single-handedly turned the United States into a joke. Bush, Clinton, and their predecessors were hardly great presidents, but at least they had something resembling common sense. What we’re watching, folks, is the fast-motion disintegration of America. Ridiculous headlines like this are only going to become more common until decent people start to push back.

    • John K

      Ted Kennedy happened. It’s infuriating to know he did everything he could to destroy America, and is now buried among men who died to preserve and protect it.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        Don’t forget the Jooooz!

  • IstvanIN

    Just lock the door already. We are full.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      America hasn’t needed immigrants since the immigration restrictions of 1924. The door should have remained permanently shut. All post-1965 immigration is government-sponsored white genocide.

  • Lewis33

    A friend of mine married a woman from Belarus, she was living here for years before they met. It took almost FIVE YEARS and thousands of dollars in legal bills to get her citizenship.

    • Spartacus

      She shoulda just jumped the fence with a kilo of heroine up her a*s, it would’ve been faster and cheaper .

      • LHathaway

        lol, then she would have been eligible for benefits too. . .

  • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

    “Civil War” in my life time.

  • Erasmus

    I used to think Obama was destroying the US by his ineptitude. But now I’m convinced he’s doing it deliberately.

    Why worry about Al-Qai’da, when we’ve got “leaders” like Barcky?

    • John K

      And a domestic terrorist is “serving” in his cabinet: Bill Ayers. Tells you everything you need to know about Obama.

  • JohnEngelman

    Consider this to be an affirmative action policy for illegal aliens.

  • Strike_Team

    What percentage of these “Legal Immigrants” are of white European stock? Since the traitors Celler, Hart and Javitz put the Immigration Act of 1965 in motion 90% of legal immigrants have been “required” to be non-white. Stop ALL immigration, legal and illegal until the “system” is fixed and whites are the majority, in fact whites are the only group allowed to come on in. At least for a good long time.

    Fixing the “system” won’t happen until the creatures in charge are booted from their pedestals. Which could happen, should a full collapse occur and things proceed the right way from there.

    • Extropico

      Bravo. Mass “Legal” immigration is actually a larger problem and also not supported by the American people.

    • Talltrees

      Approximately 100,000 Europeans, mostly Eastern, are permitted into the U.S. every year, but 1,400,000 immigrants came 2012.

      I agree with Whites only, so does everyone here, but………….

      Fixing the system won’t happen until we physically throw the traitors out. Voting them out won’t work because there are others who vote for them.

  • Kenner

    Watched Geraldo scold O’Reilly for not respecting the ‘majesty’ of Obama’s office during his interview; that he represented the ‘white guys’. Then, he gloated that O’Reilly had been wrong about ‘immigration’, and O’Reilly humbly replied, yes, he had been wrong….the exchange made my skin crawl…O’Reilly is dead to me.
    In deference to Geraldo’s bloated ego, and a nod to Jermaine Jackson’s ‘seed’, perhaps we should address Geraldo as ‘Germajesty’.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Berserker

      Jerry Rivers is a manipulative carnival barker. I feel a strong flow of estrogen when he speaks. He is very similar to another clown named John Stossel. Zero credibility.

      • Who Me?

        I thought they were brothers? They even look similar…

    • LHathaway

      lol seriously. . O’Reilly apologized from making some kind of factual error and not being wrong about immigration?

  • CelestiaQuesta

    Big business and their political hacks are running scared. The only way to boost their capital gains, market share and political clout will be to undermine the will of the people by throwing millions of illegals into the workforce while raising the minimum wage while further devaluing the dollar and raising prices for basic necessities.
    This is their idea of returning jobs back to America.

    • Extropico

      The better response by big business would be to demand equal access overseas. Every part on those Boeing planes should be made in America by Americans. Americans should be able to own businesses in China without a Chinese partner…

      The unlevel trade playing field is intentional…

      • Bossman

        China is now a sovereign state. Why should the USA be owning businesses in China when their system is socialistic? If Boeing made all its parts in the USA, then they would not be able to compete in the world market.

        • Extropico

          Your admission that you believe that America is not a sovereign state is revealing.

          • Bossman

            How can you deduce such a thing? I’m not making any such admission. Can you explain what you mean.

          • Einsatzgrenadier

            Unfortunately for us, “Bossman” is the future of America. And needless to say, that future does not look good.

          • Ella

            At best, I found this: “The Supreme Court has ruled that the Congressional power to regulate naturalization, from Article 1, Section 8, includes the power to regulate immigration (see, for example, Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong, 426 U.S. 88 [1976]).” Before the 1900’s I think at one time the STATE could regulate immigration since they held supreme power…….wow, how that has changed since Congress will not even discuss rules on HOW an immigrant should arrive and then, receive “certain” citizenship rights as they come in illegally and uninvited! Immigration today is not the same as naturalization defined in Article 1, Section 8. So the FEDS cheat and lie when they punish (sue) States like AZ, TX, or OK for enforcing federal laws on the books!

          • Extropico

            I also believe we also have the right to deport “anchor babies” who are brought here as part of an organized invasion campaign. We don’t properly have jurisdiction over them.

            See Article IV, Section iv, which mandates the feds stop an invasion campaign and ensure a republican form of government. The Mexican government openly supports the unilateral invasion and thus uses its invaders to destroy a democratic majority and our republican form of government. We have an international, plutocratic narco-oligarchy forming in the Southwest and the feds don’t just have right to deport those responsible, they have no choice pursuant to Article IV, Section iv of the Constitution.

    • Bossman

      Illegal immigrants are protecting the U.S. Dollar from devaluation. Without illegal immigrants willing to work for sub-standard wages, inflation would be rampant by now considering that the U.S government just keeps on printing money out of thin air.

      • mobilebay

        Bossman, I just did my grocery shopping this afternoon and I’m still in shock. If I have to pay these prices, what’s the use of having illegals working here?

      • antiquesunlight

        And your point is what? That we should have two problems instead of one? Why don’t we solve both of them?

  • Greg Thomas

    “Lean and Lite” also describes their efforts to secure the border and deport illegal invaders. These traitors have no shame whatsoever. There is no way they can love this country, as they want to dump the entire third world here to plunder what’s left of the spoils.

    • Bossman

      The USA is spending more than any other country to protect its borders, especially so since 911. Note well that the only way to fast-track oneself to U.S residency is through marriage to an American citizen.

      • Greg Thomas

        “Spending more money to protect our borders?” Looks like we have received a horrible return on our investment. Besides, spending means nothing when the will and desire to protect our sovereignty is bankrupt. This is something that is apparently lost on you.

        • Bossman

          That second statement of yours doesn’t make any sense.

          • Greg Thomas

            And none of your statements make any sense. Nevertheless, who is counting? Besides, I have given up trying to make sense to anchor babies.

          • Bossman

            There is no such thing as an anchor baby. That term has no legal definition. So that makes two statements from you that are meaningless.

          • Greg Thomas

            So if the term is not legally recognized it cannot exist? More briliant logic displayed by bossman. I can see I hit a sensitive spot with you.

            In any event, I am a reasonable person, so as not to upset you, I will call the spawn of illegal invaders jackpot babies. Is that better for you?

            And what does “legality” have to do with anything? Your beloved mexican invaders certainly do not care about the legality of anything.

          • Aditya Vivek Barot

            Plyler v doe gave us “anchor babies” via obiter dicta in the form of a footnote from justice Brennan. US v Wong Kim Ark expressly probibits conferring citizenship on anchor babies.

            Deporting Anchor Babies, Dreamers and Dual Citizens en masse after concentrating them in a secure location for processing is totally constitutional.

          • Ella

            EU countries at least had the intelligence to alter their Constitutions or immigration laws before passing the Schengen Agreement. Now, it depends how much European countries want to enforce their own laws. Like the US, laws are only worth something when it is enforced. US govt. acts like that they are “victims” enforcing US federal laws, which is self-defeating and martyring. At best, I found this: “The Supreme Court has ruled that the Congressional power to regulate naturalization, from Article 1, Section 8, includes the power to regulate immigration (see, for example, Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong, 426 U.S. 88 [1976]).” I think at one time the STATE could regulate immigration since they held supreme power…….wow, how that has changed since Congress will not even discuss rules on how an immigrant should arrive and then, receive certain citizens rights as they come in illegally and uninvited! Am I right with my interpretation? So the FEDS cheat and lie when they punish States like AZ, TX, or OK for enforcing laws on the books!

    • Ella

      Greg, our city and State are a mess plagued with murder-break in’s and with DWI deaths by illegals, making up near-half of these stats. We have considered quitting our jobs to move.

  • Ella

    “Half a million illegal aliens have received amnesty, forcing half a million husbands, wives, and minor children of American citizens to go to the back of the line.” And many of these newer legal immigrants will mostly vote for Demoncrats hoping to get something for free. Most newcomers, around 80%, vote Left.

    • r j p

      They get everything for free.

  • John K

    God forbid we let anyone in who’s white or has anything of value or morality to contribute to America, instead of flashing gang signs, committing intoxication manslaughter, raping white women and children, and holding their hands out for a welfare check…..

  • Anon

    This is nothing new. I started to notice something was wrong 20 years ago when friends of mine from Canada could not get green cards even though they had spent the last 5 years in graduate school on student visas, all had sponsors and all had jobs lined up. Hell, I remember a guy from 30 years ago with a similar problem with a normal undergraduate degree. All these people had their American careers ruined by stubborn (and highly illegal) resistance from immigration doing its job with decent people legitimately here to do high end educated labor. Of course, they were all white. About a decade ago, my own brother had to spend quite a large sum of money and not a little ass kissing, palm greasing and other stuff we don’t talk about much, in order to simply get immigration to let his WIFE come to this country. Their attitude very much was, your white and we don’t care if we break up your family…..you know, the same argument they use to let every aunt, uncle, 3rd cousin once removed etc. in from every illegal.
    I’ve yet to see a non-white leech to the US get so much as a hassle by anyone, even with heavy criminal histories.
    Immigration is an anti-white issue. Our whole government is motivated by anti-white racism.

    • Ella

      Honestly, why would anyone White want to come to the US now? We are on skid row.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Not only that, we are no longer allowed to ask new immigrants to take TB tests.

    • Talltrees

      And Muslims no longer are required to wash their hands before touching patients in hospitals.
      True.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I’ve read the stories out of England, but no doubt it goes on here as well.

        Best thing to do: Mind your health.

    • Aditya Vivek Barot

      I don’t know when that went into effect. I was processed in 2004. I was tested for TB, HEP-A,B,C, Malaria and Yellow Fever. They even noted that I’m a smoker and drinker.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I work in the schools. A mandated TB test used to be a condition for student enrollment — no longer.

        Nevermind that I am mandated to have a TB test every 4 years as a condition of employment, I’ve passed every single one but I know teachers who haven’t.

        We’ve had kids enroll with TB “clearances” from doctors that say they “aren’t contagious” — but I wonder.

        Now, we don’t even get that and kids are still streaming in from TB infested parts of the world.

        • Aditya Vivek Barot

          “Dormant TB” which is found in approximately 50% of the Indian subcontinent

          • Ella

            Remember, we have glorious Obamacare to pay for all the people infected or new, infected hosts such as public schools and restaurants. We know how well children cover their mouths in a classroom sneezing, right? (sarcasm)

          • Aditya Vivek Barot

            Wait until the malarial and hep a-b-c cases turn up. And yellow fever. Bird ‘flu. Small pox (sub Saharan Africa) and polio (Pakistan where they don’t believe in vaccines.).

          • Ella

            And yet, they force 36 vaccinations onto our children who cannot hide behind a “religious belief” or healthy scepticism toward vaccine side effects.

          • Aditya Vivek Barot

            Under their laws, it’s mandatory. They just kill any doc foolish enough to try and vaccinate kiddies in the boonies.

            India managed to eliminate small pox. Pakistan still has it because even G-d wants these monstrous worshippers of Moloch to die.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            We are now getting immigrants with active cases of HIV/AIDS entering the U.S. perfectly LEGALLY — mostly they’re coming for treatment, I imagine — millions of dollars of American taxpayer funded treatment that they couldn’t get in their own countries.

            After obama came into power, HIV/AIDS, no matter in what stage, is no longer a reason for exclusion.

        • Aditya Vivek Barot

          D’you have a lot of Indian/Paki students?

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            No. Mostly from Third World Mexico and Central America, and some from Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. My daughter’s allergist told me they are bringing in virulent strains of measles and flus like H1N1 along with deadly XDR – extremely drug resistant TB .

            Mexicans and Central Americans bring in “brain worm,” bed bugs, drug-resistant TB, malaria, plague, polio, dengue, cysticerosis and Chagas disease” – a ghastly and often fatal parasitic infection previously unknown in most of the U.S.

            My cousin is a doctor in Northern California and says he’s seeing Leprosy brought in from Polynesian countries.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    All third world immigration should be permanently banned. We also don’t want any of these non-white immigrants assimilating into white society. That’s just ethnic and national suicide. Non-white immigrants should be deported back to wherever they came from.

    • Aditya Vivek Barot

      I am all in favor of a moratorium on 3rd world immigration. But wouldn’t it be lawless to deport all non-whites? How about all immigrants with “dual citizenship?” That’s a violation of the Citizenship Oath and is sufficient to NULLIFY the Naturalization ceremony enabling one to achieve your goal without violating the Rule of Law.

  • John Ambrose

    All the illegals must leave the country- there shouldn’t even be a debate about that.

    As for the scores of non-whites who have entered this country legally in recent decades, end ALL welfare assistance and you’ll see a ton of them go home.(Immigrants that are public charges should’ve never been admitted in the first place!) What many people don’t know is that roughly 50% of Italian and French-Canadian immigrants during the last immigration wave ended up returning to their countries of origin. But that was because these were pre-welfare state immigrants. The same “reverse-migration” would happen now (probably in larger numbers) without food stamps, WIC, public housing, Medicaid, bi-lingual ballots, bi-lingual education, bribing them to stay here.