So reports Katie Pavlich at Townhall:
A December 1 bulletin from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) details the immediate opening of 1,000 permanent federal employee positions at a new operational facility that will open soon in Crystal City, Virginia. Newly hired employees will be tasked with approving applications submitted by illegal immigrants taking advantage of President Obama’s recently announced executive amnesty program.
“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 initial workload will include cases filed as a result of the executive actions on immigration announced on Nov. 20, 2014. Many job opportunities at the operational center will be announced in the coming days and please continue to monitor USAJOBS if you are interested,” the USCIS bulletin reads, urgently listing the availability of jobs in red.
According to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, this facility will be used to immediately implement President Obama’s executive amnesty before Congress has a chance to stop it.
Questions abound. If Obama’s amnesty isn’t really executive amnesty, as he claims, but rather a simple matter of prosecutorial discretion he’s taken to prioritize scarce resources, how does this square with spending tens of millions of dollars in additional resources to hire 1,000 new bureaucrats to implement it? GS-15 salaries start at $100,000 and that doesn’t even include the generous taxpayer provided benefits to which our betters in the governing class are entitled. Doesn’t it take an act of Congress to authorize such an expenditure? Or does the constitution no longer apply in the Age of Obama? A rhetorical question, I know. Be sure to read Pavlich’s entire piece here.