Foreigners who are just committing the crimes that Americans won't commit.
According to rules being prepared by the Department of Homeland Security, lower deportation priority will go to
aliens convicted of a "significant misdemeanor," which for these purposes is an offense of domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; burglary; unlawful possession or use of a firearm; drug distribution or trafficking; or driving under the influence; or if not an offense listed above, one for which the individual was sentenced to time in custody of 90 days or more (the sentence must involve time to be served in custody, and does not include a suspended sentence).
Now the proposed rules do say such folks "should be" deported -- but deportation is optional and may be waived if a bureaucrat decides that the criminal alien can stay. The standard for making that determination is quite low, and under this administration will likely mean that deportation is not going to happen. So here's what that means.
Indeed, you can have done time for any number of other serious offenses and the Obamnesty decree will protect you. And you only get bumped up to the mandatory deportation list if you commit three such offenses -- but only if they arise out of three separate and distinct incidents.
So much for Obama's speech telling America that his actions only protected those who can "pass a criminal background check". Obama lied -- but then again, Obama has lied to Americans time and again and this is just the latest example.