A County Sheriff in Arizona has warned that the President’s executive order on immigration could see as many as twenty million illegal immigrants provided amnesty.
Appearing on Your World With Neil Cavuto, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu pointed to a memo written by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, which cited the 20 million figure.
“The fact is it’s not just the 5 million that President Obama promised.” Babeu explained.
“We learned that Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security, put out a six page memo, and he said that anybody who’s been here since January of this year, anybody prior to that date, they are allowed to stay here. There will be deferred action,” Babeu added.
“This number that President Obama promised would be 5 million is now 20 million illegals.” the Sheriff urged.
Obama’s stated intentions for an executive order on immigration was originally slated to cover just illegal immigrants whose children have citizenship or green cards. However, the President has been touring the country telling groups of immigrants, including those in the US illegally, that his immigration-law rewrite means they will be able to stay.
“What we’re saying essentially is, in that low-priority list. … You’re not going to be deported,” Obama told one such crowd in Tennessee last week.
It is also unclear at this time whether or not Obama has even signed an executive order.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama told watchdog group Judicial Watch last week that “We don’t even have a really significant, direct, legal direction that we can ascertain, precisely what the president is doing. It’s a stunning event in my view.”
“I guess they just whispered in the ear of (DHS Director) Jeh Johnson over at Homeland Security, ‘Just put out a memo. That way we don’t have to enforce the law.’” Sessions added.
Sheriff Babeu has been attempting to garner media coverage regarding the memo for the last three weeks, having put out a press release stating that the DHS memo is “basically instructing all federal agents and officers that they will not enforce immigration law,” and that “the release from prison has already started,” according to ICE officials he has been in contact with.
Babeu told Cavuto that the situation on the southern border “is going to get worse,” adding “It’s a big neon sign flashing … that make it to the border and you’re home free.”
Here is the DHS memo in full, with Babeu’s press release:
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.