WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Two new reports are adding controversy to the troubled immigration system, one detailing how U.S. officials are treating illegal youths to mini-vacations and another revealing that the administration is pushing aside proper immigration applicants from family members of Americans in favor of the recent wave of kids that flooded over the border.
Quoting new United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documents, the Center for Immigration Studies said that the kids seen by Washington as education “Dreamers” are getting priority over applicants like the foreign spouses of Americans.
“The document reveals that processing of most applications for legal immigration benefits, including the highest priority family categories, such as spouses of U.S. citizens, were de-emphasized so that the agency could instead focus on approving the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals]applications,” wrote Jessica Vaughan for the center on Thursday.
“Apparently some USCIS ‘customers’ are more deserving than others,” she wrote of the kids in the DACA program.
She wrote about an Alabama man who posted aYouTube video describing the delay he and his foreign wife suffered waiting for a simple green card renewal.