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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And how will this go over with people waiting in line for years to enter the country LEGALLY?
That’s a very perceptive statement. I doubt there’s any legal authority for the Administration to do this.
Hugo Chavez did pretty much the same thing in Venezuela, solidifying his base, and ensuring favorable results for subsequent elections. Now it’s Hugo Bama’s turn to play that card from the socialist takeover deck.
Be careful. In order for the democrats to make a move, there has to be a crises - real, manufactured, or imaginary. People have to be in disarray. They have to cry out for "someone" to do something.
They want you angry. They want you to act. They want to show "others" how angry, mean, greedy, and hate filled you anti-Oboma people are.
Oboma is going after the minimum wagers and young unemployed. They're the easiest ones to rally for his side, because they're angry. He' s got them envious of all the others, and they want their "fair share" of everyone elses bank account. Without Oboma, that promise of free big money is gone.
And it's all the opponents fault! See how homophobic, anti-hispanic, how greedy they are, and they're destroying your planet! So punish them! Save Oboma! Save the democrat party!
Imagine what Oboma could do with a national clash. Wow. He'd have the crises of a lifetime. It's a democrats wet dream! Now is not the time to give the democrats the national crises they covet. It would be suicide.
6 months. Hold your cool another 6 months. They want a pre-election "war". Don't give it to them.
Greetings, fellow helots!
So .... how do you like this government of tyranny: of rule by executive fiat?
Do the chains chafe your wrists and ankles?
Well, it must be Friday
And yesterday was Joe Arpaio’s birthday! What a PRESENT this POS gave him, (and us all!) Unemployment will raise even higher, and the tax dollars from our pockets will be going to support these ‘entitled masses’ with BILLIONS of dollars!
Every day, I think this man has done everything possible to devalue our Constitution and the citizens of this country. And every day he does something WORSE than the day before!
Well, it must be Friday
Any such program can only be authorized by the Congress. Obama has no constitutional authority to grant this. I have some sympathy for those who were brought here as young children and face deportation back to a country they have never known, but this act is blatantly illegal.
DICTATOR!!!!!!!! IMPEACH HIS ASS!!!!!....
Why doesn’t congress do anything????? They let him get away with everything illegal!!!!!
I wonder if the Bilderberg meeting has anything to do with this?????
This is why operation frugal is so important right now. Stop spending. Stop buying. Stop working overtime. Everything you buy or earn has a tax. That tax money feeds the beast. Now is not the time to send Washington, or any other big government official, another healthy meal.
Starve the beast. Let the crises work for us this time. Let us be the ones people cry out to, so WE can do something about it.
And what would be wrong with Marijuana legalization? I’m all for that.
What a great post, and of course you’re exactly right. Someone is going to freak out about this and do something stupid, and then all of us will be labeled extremists. I just want to see Congress get together and firmly say NO to this exercise of Chicago-style politics on a national level.
Obama's Satanic Hand Signals
Every day King 0 tells more lies and breaks more promises. He is most certainly under the control of evil demonic entities
Reading the article, this really means amnesty for all, only a criminal who is caught will be deported.
He is the most unqualified, most dangerous, most divisive criminal to ever serve in any office in the Federal government.
Last year (2011) the IRS gave 42.2 BILLION dollars in refund checks to illegal immigrants.
They face deportation along with their parents. I have no sympathy for lawbreakers. Under the Dream Act, these “children” could be up to 35 years old. And why should we be be authorizing work permits while 23 million legal residents of this country are looking for jobs.?
He did an end around on the Constitution with his recess appointments and congress did nothing. No reason to think our gelded majority will speak up on this aside from some chest thumping righteous indignation on Meet the Press.
They are all criminals. Not only have they entered our country illegally, they are working illegally, committing ID theft, avoiding taxes, using illegal SSNs, etc.
This is high treason. Period.
Obama is NOW TOAST in November.
My 79 year old Mother, Betty Geissler, died Feb 4th. She is the one who started me in FR. She registered after I showed her how but never made a post. Read FR hourly for many years. She was a prayer warrior before there were prayer warriors. As much as I miss her I am glad she didnt have to witness this idiot taking our country down the toilet. It would have driven her mad. I know she is rolling over in her grave as we speak. I am waiting in EAGER anticipation to a response from Congress and eventually SCOTUS. If things continue you can find me in the Caribbean under the closest palm tree with my laptop and FR.
At least properly taxed and regulated marijuana would increase this country’s coffers while a bunch of illegals may or may not, depending on whether they break some more laws.
Agreed, and yes, a good post — No, we should not panic, but it would be nice to see OUR representatives, whom WE elect, to represent US, stand up for US and firmly and calmly put a stop to this dictatorial, delusional lunatic.
It’s clearly time to let him know he is, indeed, not King of the United States.
So much also for FReepers who insist they will not vote for Romney because there’s no difference between him and Obama. They claim they will focus on Senate/House races to get a majority. AS IF that would stop Obama!
Obama bypasses the legislative branch when they don’t give him what he wants. He has to be out of the White House. If he’s reelected, it will be seen as a mandate for his style of governing.
OK, so it’s too bad conservatives couldn’t get their *stuff* together to nominate a ‘true’ conservative, ending up with Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. But those are the choices now, Obama or Romney. Period.
You know - people like me were trying to warn everyone stuff like this was coming.
And we were called racists, sneered at, laughed at, given the finger and made fun of. Not just by liberals, but by some people on boards like this.
So what do you want me say?
Go pay your taxes - our new citizens really need the money. :)
$42.2 billion that went STRAIGHT BACK INTO HIS CAMPAIGN FUND!!!!! You know this will buy him the election right? You KNOW that as much as I do!!!1
Will do as much good as strongly worded letters to Iran. Do you have a plan B?
How many are in jail ___? Any more doubts about demonic control of our government ___ ?
The time to wake up is long over . . .
[ 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 State ]
Impeach the bastard. He does not have the authority and is spitting on his oath of office (again)! Congress cannot allow him to do this!
Apparently, considering the tone of the article, the AP has no problem with the Obama Administration dictatorship.
Bet they make sure they are registered to vote before releasing them!
“Romney and the GOP Congressional leadership should go after Obama on this like white on rice”
Precisely what Obama wants, a fight. He wants the republicans to block this so it appears they are against immigrants.
How many, besides me, see this as a serious act of Tyranny and that if it is allowed to stand sets a precedent that renders the Constitution and any hope of the rule of law to be sustained TERMINATED?
How can the either the Legislative or Judicial Branch allow this to stand unanswered?
To me this is the most blatant and serious ursurpation of power we have yet seen. It is a brazen action of a DICTATOR.
I have thought about this since it was announced, at least two hours. Today, I am not just angry and alarmed, I have been that way now for four years, I am afraid. It is no laughing matter as Limbaugh is treating it.
[ Theyre claiming it tracks closely with Rubios plan. ]
Using Rubio for cover...nice.
I hope Rubio is out as VP choice now.
AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants
Anyone who belongs to the "Nah, never happens in this country" crowd who thinks that the word "dictator" is just an exaggeration, THINK AGAIN!
Everyone who fell in love with cute little Marco Rubio should eat crow. Repubicans are in cahoots with this, even it could win the election for Obama. The people of despots around the world are coming into the U.S. to re-elect our despot for us. We elected him the first time, they will ensure that he never goes away.
Speaking of SCOTUS...is this a pre-emptive strike against the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare? We've thought all along that Obama's cohorts on the court have leaked the decision.
Deflect, deflect, deflect.
CAN YOU PICTURE WHAT THIS GUY IS GOING TO DO TO THIS COUNTRY IF GIVEN ANOTHER 4 YEARS?!
Told my husband this morning that I wonder if a *new* president would rescind, overturn, etc. this EO? Answered ny own question....the genie is out of the bottle......again. Excuse me while I go throw up.
Rick Perry Agreed with part of this during his campaign
” IMPEACH THIS SOB NOW! “
Who you gonna call? Boehner? McConnell? Ghostbusters?
Nobody will stop his crimes. Next? “stroke of the pen AMNESTY” for the other 19 million illegals. Hey, why not? Obama knows nobody will ever stop him from doing ANYTHING.
It’s not like we didn’t see this coming...
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