The Obama administration has turned the immigration laws into a bigger joke than they already were, through administrative decisions not to enforce the laws.

Obama unilaterally created rules allowing so-called “Dreamers” to stay under certain conditions, and no surprise, 99.2% of those applying are getting approved.  That policy has been held by a federal judge to be illegal, although the remedy to be imposed is still to be decided.

Now immigration officer unions are coming out against the Gang of 8 bill.  They know the political pressure which is coming from above to turn the eviscerate the immigration laws through inaction, and they don’t like it.

Alana Goodman at The Washington Free Beacon reports, Amnesty Opposition Grows:

The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council (USCIS Council) says the legislation fails to address its top concerns about the current system, including the pressure on USCIS officers to approve visa applications without thorough review and the bureaucratic barricades that prevent them from coordinating with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials….

The USCIS Council, whose members would play a key role in implementing the proposed immigration law, will be the second of three government immigration services union to oppose the so-called Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Council, which represents ICE officials, has also been a vocal critic of the legislation.

The USCIS is in charge of processing residency and visa applications, and would be responsible for handling the millions of legalization applications that would come before the agency should the Gang of Eight legislation become law.

“Like the ICE Council, the USCIS Council was not consulted in the crafting of the Gang of Eight’s legislation,” wrote USCIS Council president Kenneth Palinkas in a statement. “Instead, the legislation was written with special interests—producing a bill that makes the current system worse, not better. S. 744 will damage public safety and national security and should be opposed by lawmakers.”

“The legislation will provide legal status to millions of visa overstays while failing to provide for necessary in-person interviews,” said Palinkas “We need immigration reform that works. This legislation, sadly, will not.”

Steve Dinan at The Washington Times further reports, Labor union chief calls immigration bill dangerous, sees agency as ‘approval machine’

That was the same complaint made by Chris  Crane, chief of the union representing agents and officers of Immigration  and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Crane has  said the Senate bill would hurt ICE agents’  ability to enforce the law.

That was the same complaint made by Chris  Crane, chief of the union representing agents and officers of Immigration  and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Crane has  said the Senate bill would hurt ICE agents’  ability to enforce the law.

Until we fully understand all the intended and unintended consequences hidden in the 844-page Gang of 8 bill, and what discretion Obama and any future administration will have not to enforce the law, it’s premature even to consider voting for it.

And as long as it contains amnesty for adults who broke the law to come here, it’s terrible policy which advantages law-breakers over law-abiders.