Kenric Ward — Watchdog.org Oct 21, 2014
An online solicitation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services seeks vendors that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages.
If the numbers reported by Breitbart.com on Monday are correct, they are vastly larger than official estimates of 12 million illegal residents in this country.
“There aren’t enough federal employees from here to Pluto to do adequate background checks on 34 million,” said Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Dane told Watchdog.org that President Obama appears “to be getting his ducks in a row” before legalizing illegal residents by executive fiat.
“It’s another petulant display of contempt of Congress,” he said.
A USCIS official told MailOnline the solicitation for green cards was published “in case the president makes the move we think he will.”
But the official said the agency is not yet committed to buying the materials.
David North, a policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, said Monday’s disclosure was par for the course.
“It is ironic that the lesser details of this operation, the purchase of ID documents via public announcements and competitive bidding, are all done strictly by the book. But the substance — the proposed legalization of millions of people without congressional authorization — is handled in a dubious, if not down-right illegal manner,” North said
Dane said Congress should “cut off funding” for the blank documents that would pave the way to legal residency and citizenship.
Kenric Ward is a national reporter for Watchdog.org and chief of its Virginia Bureau.