Skip to comments.AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants
Posted on 06/15/2012 6:48:15 AM PDT by Tarantulas
WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.
Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. The officials who described the plan spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it in advance of the official announcement.
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So am I.
It does not work that way. With this, FL, CO, NV and AZ are gone - Zero will win them. Without those 4, there is no way Romney can win. Period. It does not matter how many more blacks vote for him in MS or AL.
Every President is Sworn to uphold the law, not encourage breaking it.
This "President" defiles himself and the office.
Stop peeing in your pants. FL, CO, NV and AZ are not gone. The kenyan doubling down on the crazy marxist stuff hurts him in OH, PA, WI, etc. Like gay marriage this jive won't play in suburbia. If obama loses suburban women he loses the election. Guaranteed. This is just another skirmish in a long campaign that ends in November. We have not yet begun to fight.
If Obama had a gardener, he would look like Jose.
Well said :-)
Ok. I hope not, but you might be right.