Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rumors continue to circulate about President Obama's possible executive action on immigration. AP reports that the White House has cautioned against speculating about what the President might do based on a new federal contract proposal from the Department of Homeland Security to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards. The Associated Press had reported earlier that the contract proposal suggested that the Obama administration was preparing for an increase in the number work permit applications form of unauthorized immigrants living in the country. The new contract for 5 million cards a year would provide the administration with the flexibility to issue far more work permits or green cards.
UPDATE (10/26): The Obama administration responds. See The Hill.