Homeland Security Already Hiring 1,000 Employees to Carry Out Obama Amnesty

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, December 3, 2014

Department of Homeland Security officials wasted little time in ramping up for President Obama’s amnesty, posting 1,000 job openings the day after his announcement and announcing it already has space for hundreds of employees at a new location in Arlington, Virginia–an indication that it had laid its plans well before Mr. Obama’s announcement.

And even though Mr. Obama said his policy is temporary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is hiring the employees for permanent positions, at salaries of up to $157,000 a year, according to the job postings listed on the official federal jobs website.

“USCIS is taking steps to open a new operational center in Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, to accommodate about 1,000 full-time, permanent federal and contract employees in a variety of positions and grade levels,” the agency said in an internal email to employees on Monday. “The initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014.”


But Ken Palinkas, head of the labor union that represents USCIS employees, said he couldn’t see any way that the agency could hire enough good people in time to process the millions of applications that are expected.

“I can’t see how they could,” he told The Washington Times. “I think what they’re leaning toward is just getting the paperwork done regardless of who does it. You have to vet these people.”

The employees will need to undergo checks, and some will require security clearances, which is an even longer process.


Louis D. Crocetti Jr., who used to run USCIS’s fraud unit until he retired in 2011, said for the agency to properly ramp up its new policy, hire and train staff would take about a year. That’s far longer than the time frame the Obama administration has talked about.

“I don’t see how they could possibly recruit, hire, screen, go through all the national security background checks and train everyone within six months,” said Mr. Crocetti, who is now principal at the Immigration Integrity group. “That would be a very, very steep challenge, one that could only result in consequences of poorly trained staff.”

Mr. Crocetti said fraud will be a major problem for the new amnesty–though just how big is anyone’s guess, because the administration has turned a blind eye to those warnings, he said.


On Tuesday, while testifying to Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged that fraud was a concern.

“Fraudulent applications have the potential to undermine the whole process,” he told the House Committee on Homeland Security. “In the planning for the implementation, I want to be sure that we take a hard look at best practices to avoid fraudulent applications, fraudulent misuse of the program. That’s a priority of mine.”

Of the 1,000 new jobs USCIS has advertised for, seven are designated as part of the fraud-detection unit. Their pay ranges from $75,621 a year to $138,136 a year, according to the job postings.

Immigration services officers fresh out of school are slated to make as little as $34,415, while top-level supervisors will make up to $157,100 a year. The postings said there are “many vacancies” for those high-level jobs.

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  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    The state (“polis”) was developed by the Hellenistic Greeks as a set of institutions to protect the nation, but as we see here, the state is now a weapon against the nation. It is illegitimate and must be resisted.

    • Yves Vannes

      And the whole point of having a free press was to protect the populace from the excesses of the state. Now, if the state is run by the D party, the MSM protects the state from the populace. SPQR has become SR v. PQ

  • Mary

    I’m sure that Jeh Johnson is just sooooo concerned about fraud. Don’t want any fraud sullying Mr. Obama’s illegal decree. I wonder how many of these new governmental hires will be White? As close to zero as they can swing it.

  • dmxinc

    I shouldn’t have sold the two homes I owned in NVA.

    This government growth is going to continue out of control. Rents will continue to skyrocket.

    To think, I thought it would all collapse.

    • $18 trillion in the hole and counting.
      [1 trillion seconds ≈ 31,000 years +]

      Impossible to sustain.
      Collapse is a certainty.

  • SoulInvictus

    Here is a prime opportunity for some non-violent subversion to fight against our dispossession.
    Anyone of any white stripe from modest race realist on up should apply for these positions and work as inefficiently as possible. Actively sabotage the processing of these new “citizens”. Every one you “lose” the file for is another one not draining your taxes and future away. Given the nature of typical government work, no one would even notice and you’d advance your own finances at the expense of the system as well.
    If you can’t go George Washington on their asses, Tyler Durden works too…

    • Sick of it

      Good luck getting past the second round when applying for a federal position as a white male. With a Master’s and experience.

      • SoulInvictus

        Sounds like there will be a Lot of openings and they’ll be looking to fill ASAP.
        I’d say that gives anyone decent odds on getting in.

        • Mary

          In a sane, fair-minded system, sure. But they do not want Whites, especially males, and they will go out of their way not to hire them.

          —Daughter of a recently retired federal area director (who got in early, when they actually did hire some White males)

      • Mary

        Yes, there are explicit directives not to hire them. Especially the ones who are most qualified.

    • Xerxes22

      Impossible. These are going to be political jobs not Civil Service ones. This means that hires will look like the head of Homeland Security and be just as competent. BTW this is why both parties want to get rid of Civil Service, so they can hire whomever they want.

      • SoulInvictus

        They likely will be contract or Civil Service positions.
        Affirmative action would certainly play a role, but that will clash with the ability to pass a background check and get a security clearance (which will favor white applicants).
        I’d still say, why not, worth a shot. Deny, lose, and delete away millions of dollars of tax liability and competing voters. Off chance someone that knows the secret handshake makes it into management of this stuff, then the sky is the limit for obstruction and subversion.
        If Lois Lerner can “lose” a hard drive, I can too.;)
        Feigned incompetence can work both ways.

  • White nationalists need to troll the job application process with phony resumes. On your fake resume put down all sorts of imaginary qualifications you have, but most of all list your race as Hispanic or native american. Troll the hell out of them. Make them sort through a million phony resumes. Create fake identities and submit multiple resumes.

    • Max

      That might be fun but there are undoubtedly a passel of crimes that they could charge one with for doing this, if caught. They’d call it cyberterrorism and everything else.

  • MBlanc46

    This is going to cost us in so many, many ways.

  • Max

    This will be yet another side-door for the hiring of treasured minorities and it won’t stop at 1000.

  • mobilebay

    No need for training. Just hand each employee a rubber stamp that says, “Application Approved.” There, I saved all these trainees a lot of time learning silly rules.