Judicial Watch sues DHS for records on possible "stealth amnesty" plan 

Judicial Watch has sued the Department of Homeland Security to release documents related to what it says could be a "stealth amnesty" plan that would allow the Obama administration to bypass Congress and legalize immigrants who are here illegally.

The conservative group filed two separate Freedom of Information Act suits stemming from requests for documents made last July and August. DHS acknowledged receipt of the requests, according to Judicial Watch, but never delivered the goods.

Last August, the Houston Chronicle reported that DHS was "systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and moving to dismiss those filed against suspected illegal immigrants who have no serious criminal records..."

The Judicial Watch lawsuits come on the heels of news from the Associated Press that, "Insiders at the Homeland Security Department warned for months that senior Obama administration appointees were improperly delaying the releases of government files on politically sensitive topics as sought by citizens, journalists and watchdog groups under the Freedom of Information Act..."

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