Court to DHS: Hand over ‘Stealth Amnesty’ Docs

WND, March 7, 2013

A federal court ruled the Obama administration must turn over records related to its policy of suspending some deportations of illegal aliens, which critics have called “stealth amnesty.”

The Department of Homeland Security violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to hand over relevant records to the D.C. watchdog group Judicial Watch, ruled Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Feb. 28.

Judicial Watch said documents it previously uncovered show DHS officials misled Congress and the public about the scope of changes in its immigration enforcement policy.

The new policy gave wide latitude to local immigration officials to dismiss illegal alien deportation cases, including the dismissal of charges against illegals convicted of violent crimes.

“This ruling shows the Obama administration is willing to go to any extent—including gaming the courts—to continue stonewalling the full story of its lawless release of illegal aliens,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“Now, with the prison floodgates being thrown open to illegal aliens under the phony pretense of abiding by sequester cuts, it is more important than ever that Obama’s hand be revealed,” he said.


Since mid-February, the Obama administration has released from jail more than 2,000 illegal aliens facing deportation, the Associated Press reported. The administration reportedly plans to release 3,000 more this month.


In its Feb. 28 decision, the District Court ruled DHS had continued to improperly withhold a substantial number of documents under the “attorney-client” and attorney “work-product” privileges.

The court declared that each of the documents “appears to concern nothing more than the implementation of an agency policy.”

Withholding the documents, the court said, runs counter to the D.C. Circuit’s earlier admonition that a government attorney’s advice on political, strategic or policy issues is not shielded from disclosure by the attorney-client privilege.

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  • I’m sure most cops don’t start out racist, but it’s hard to imagine not becoming a racist after a few years on the job, not only because of what you see on the streets, but also because of what they see within the dept re afro-action

    • So CAL Snowman

      Yeah it made me realize why the LAPD operates the way it does. Third world savages require extreme measures to police. If the LAPD applied the same tactics used by officers of Bangor, Maine the entire city would be burning to the ground as we speak. The inhabitants of Los Angeles require gestapo tactics to deal with them. The LAPD has no choice but to racially profile its citizens. It’s either that or completely cede the city to the gangs and mexican cartels. Of course the Liberals do not understand this and just see the LAPD as evil racist bigots. I actually wish that the LAPD was disbanded and there was no law in LA. Maybe then the liberals would understand. Nah just kidding, they would just blame Whitey.

    • The__Bobster

      If you’re a cop in the inner city, you’d better find your inner racist fast or you won’t survive long.

      Mark Fuhrman has been shredded by the libtarded media for being a realist.

  • “Now, with the prison floodgates being thrown open to illegal aliens
    under the phony pretense of abiding by sequester cuts, it is more
    important than ever that Obama’s hand be revealed,” he said.

    What hand? We already know why he did it, to deliberately inflict as much pain as he can possible by his own hand and executive action so he can get his way on the sequester question.

    • Grim Jim

      The truth is that both parties have been secretly working on this treasonous amnesty scheme for many years:

      So in other words, leaders from both parties have been involved in a secret conspiracy to subvert the USA.

      Can anyone tell me why this isn’t pure treason and prosecuted as such and punishable by death by hanging?

      • The__Bobster

        By releasing the stubby invaders, Obongo violated his oath of office.

  • libertarian 1234

    Judicial Watch has been more effective in finding and exposing the truth than any Congressional investigation I’ve ever known.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I won’t hold my breath until the documents get produced.

    • Michael Harreskov

      What Documents, they have already been shredded to be used as confetti for the next Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade.

  • Greg Thomas

    Head of DHS, Napolitano, is an open border, amnesty traitor. I know exactly what they were “thinking.” This is our chance to release more illegal invaders under
    the auspices of “budget cuts.” Someone needs to pay for this.

    • joesolargenius

      Unfortunately I have to agree with you because I have spent the last year trying to get any politician both republican and democrat to help me shine a light on a company called Latin Labor Staffing which has hundreds of non American Hispanic employees.They only hire a few Americans when they can not find enough Spanish employees to fill a contract , these illegals then gang up on the few Americans working with them and try to run them off which resulted in me being seriously injured by them . I may yet die from my injuries and the only thing I have heard from both my ex Democrat Congressman Larry Kissel’s office and the office of my now present Republican Congressman Richard Hudson is what do you expect us to do about it. I have gone through a total of fourteen politicians trying to solve this problem and was even punished by the powers to be for writing a very detailed letter to Mr Kissell stating how badly we Americans are harmed by illegal immigration . In that letter I mentioned that an ex chief of staff for the Department of Labor whom is a part of La Raza was openly urging the illegals to vote in our elections and for Obama. My workman Compensation case was then sabotaged by the chair of the NCIC whom had the Deputy Commissioner presiding over my case ignore my motions and correspondence completely while responding to counsel for the defense within twenty four hours and even told subpoenaed witnesses not to show up at the hearing !

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Stop using the term “reconquista” Mexicans never conquered the Southwest. The Spaniards did. When you use that word you are spreading Mexican propaganda and outright lies.

      • Greg Thomas

        You’re right. Should have used the word conquest. There is no re about it….

  • The__Bobster

    Big Sis claims to know nothing about the releases, so who authorized them? I thought only judges could do it. I suspect Obongo did it and he should be impeached over it.

  • bigone4u

    How many dead/raped white girls did Napolitano/Obongo kill with their illegal release? We’ll soon be seeing the bodies stacking up. But hey, Janet Reno had a nice body count in Waco. The Democrats seem to be on a killing spree and loving it. And, of course, never any accountability.

    • Greg Thomas

      The bodies have been stacking up for years BG; however, this government is not interested in counting the American victims of illegal invading mexicans. The dead are simply cannon fodder, in their quest to eradicate White America via third-world brown

    • joesolargenius

      Yes but those were Heterosexuals being harmed which is what Homosexuals do when they get into a position of power .

  • Comrade_Bob

    Americans are being punished by the usual suspects. Our crime
    is not adequately deferring to them as God’s chosen people. For this we are to

    It’s an ancient game.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Who else thinks that the Oogabooga administration will stonewall, while claiming “executive privilege”?

    So it’s unanimous then?

    • mikebowen55

      Your question appears to be pretty much rhetorical but to answer it I would say anyone who can think is thinking that.

  • Alexandra

    They want to know what DHS was thinking?

    I think the question is, WERE they thinking?

    • mikebowen55

      Absolutely they were thinking. Thinking of ways to destroy this once great nation.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I would like to know instead what they were smoking.