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BULK BUYER: President Obama’s Citizenship and Immigration Services wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards in preparation for a planned amnesty announcement following the November elections.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards as the White House prepares to issue an executive order on amnesty after the November election.

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. Contact him at (571) 319-9824. @Kenricward


Kenric Ward is the San Antonio-based reporter for Watchdog.org. A California native and veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining Watchdog.org in 2012 and previously reported from Virginia. Kenric can be reached at [email protected]