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There were rumors floating around a little while back that the White House was looking for ways to skirt around Federal immigration law, offering amnesty to illegal immigrants using only the power of the Executive Branch.
To absolutely nobody's surprise, these rumors turn out to be completely true:
According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.
Naturally, the government has responded, claiming that the memo was intended only to discuss "ideas."
Can you imagine how loud the outcry would've been if it were the Bush Administration that was "discussing ideas" about violating the law they were sworn to uphold?