In the midst of severe opposition from the Republicans over the proposed immigration reforms, the Department of Homeland Security is hiring about 1,000 employees on full-time basis to carry out US President Barack Obama’s executive actions intended to mend the country’s broken law.
The Republicans in Congress is leaving no stone unturned to stall the “amnesty” before it starts.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is hiring new people to fill 1,000 full-time positions at a new operational center in Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., an internal memo said.
The job openings were majorly posted immediately the day after the President had announced that he will offer work authorization as well as temporary legal status to up to five million illegal immigrants. Even if the move is the subject of congressional and legal battles, the postings of employees simply indicate that the Obama administration was well-prepared to rapidly carry out the executive orders.
Meanwhile, the critics have come up in huge opposition, saying the hiring binge shows that the Obama administration is openly defying the law.
“This facility is a clear symbol of the President’s defiance of the American people, their laws, and their Constitution. He is hiring federal employees to carry out a directive that violates the laws Congress has passed in order to foist on the nation laws Congress has repeatedly refused to pass,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement.
The employment openings were listed on USAJOBS.gov and in the internal memo. While most of the openings have expired but more job openings are likely to be announced soon.
The positions that are being offered include special assistant, program analyst, immigration services officer and others. The salaries will go as high as USD 157,000.
The Washington Times has first reported the postings.