Skip to comments.Obama immigration plan may spare 800,000 from deportation
Posted on 06/15/2012 12:04:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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 immigration policies and a record number of deportations last year.
The policy change, announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It 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 attend college or have served in the military.
The move comes in an election year in which the Hispanic vote could be critical in tossup states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida that could go either Republican or Democratic. While President Barack Obama enjoys support from a majority of Hispanic voters, Latino enthusiasm for the president has been tempered by the slow economic recovery, his inability to win congressional support for a broad overhaul of immigration laws and by his administration's aggressive deportation policy.
Activists opposing his deportation policies last week mounted a hunger strike at an Obama campaign office in Denver, and other protests were planned for this weekend.
Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' annual conference next week in Florida. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.
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Literally high treason. Period.
Destroy the borders, sovereignty, economy, jobs, while flooding the country with millions of illegals, Muslims, and foreigners of every description.
Divide the united....
Can we now finally deport the other 11.2 million (or whatever the real number is)? No? I didn't think so.
I want to get the opinion of an actual Constitutional lawyer, but I’m inclined to agree.
He actually had the gall to say he had to do this because the Republicans kept blocking his immigration bill.
THAT’S HOW IT WORKS YOU MARXIST FAGGOT!
Whoa there hoss!
Lindsey Graham: Obama Immigration Move Possibly Illegal
Do we think Limpsy and the right will actually do something?
Amnesty? Immunity? Administration Calls It a 'Deferred Action Process'
Oh he!! then, change the title and it's all okay.
Young illegals up to age 30 getting breaks not afforded to citizens?
What is the response from big labor and the unemployed inner-city poor?
There are counter-measures available inclluding impechment hearings and refunding. Or even - how about this one - why not at least one member of congress express some outrage? Can we even get that much out of these wimps on our side?
I've actually heard illegals say, "Well, I HAD to come in illegally. You Americans make it too hard to come in legally." It's like saying, "I HAD to break into your house to rob you. It's your fault. You drove me to it by having that lock on your door."
The Congress pansies are *still* formulating their response, and it is the very reason head OBot came out with this on Friday to slow down the criticism.
That’s a great analogy, but I’d change it in one small way.
“I HAD to break into your house to rob you. It’s your fault for having all those nice things like a TV and a laptop and an iPad and iPhone. I HAD to rape your wife, because mine weighs 200 pounds and has a moustache. You drove me to do all these things!”
There are countermeasures available including impeachment hearings and de-funding. Or even - how about this one - why not at least one member of congress express some outrage? Can we even get that much out of these wimps on our side?
800,000 my @$$! It would be “cruel” to deport their “parents” who brought them here against their will. And then there are those uncles, aunts and cousins who want to be here to watch them “graduate” or take their big G.E.D. test. Of course, we can’t leave out their poor, grandparents still “back home” who haven’t seen them in years and “miss them very much”. What a coup! The communist ‘RAT party is going to be busy registering a whole new crop of millions of ‘RAT voters requiring freebies paid for by the American taxpayers. Americans are the big losers here. Foreign nationals are the big winners.
To repeat from other thread - - -
The birds chirping loudly in the background during
BHO’s statement were
CUCKOO BIRDS . . .
There is already a program in the military that allows non-citizens to openly serve with citizenship a reward for a good service record.
He just doing this so he don’t get deported.
He just doing this so he don’t get deported.
My thoughts: This is not really about Immigration. This is about setting a precedent to rule by executive order ahead of the SC decision. My prediction is he is setting the stage for explaining that he had to act in order to protect health care for all.
Bill Clinton got the ball rolling on this with motor voter.
When you get a drivers licence, you get registered to vote.
Illegal alien? No Problemo.
Couple a years back, I went to renew my licence.
The place was packed with people spilling outside.
I was the only english speaker in the crowd.
Motor Voter was a knife in the back of America. It is required that anyone getting a license, food stamps or free medical assistance be asked if they want to register to vote. EVERY TIME THEY APPLY! What do they expect the illegals to say, “NO?” Motor voter needs to be repealed.
It always has been easier for them to gain citizenship. The US military have recruited from other countries.
However, this should not work for illegal aliens. I don't see how or by them lying on their service entry application.
There's always a background check that should have disqualified illegals from US military service.
Which brings up another badboy Obama issue. A patriotic, natural born citizen would always protect the sovereignty of his country. Not with Obama though, in his own words, he stated in his Berlin, Germany speech, he is a "world citizen" among many others he has held or still holds.
I sense a ton of state lawsuits are going to hit Obama next week.
The longer they can drag it out the better.
Blast President Obama for Amnestying Illegal Aliens
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
(if the comment line is not working, please call the White House switchboard: 202-456-1414).
If you are particularly outraged, you may call both.
Lamar Smith, R-Texas, suggests impeachment
Steve King, R-Iowa, is now preparing to sue for usurpation of power and get a restraining order just like he did against his own governor in Iowa.
I have thought the same thing. A citizen who loves the nation would never do this even if his political advisers told him it was the only way to win reelection.
A person who loved the United States would say it is not right, it is against the law, it endangers the sovereignty of the nation, it stomps on the principles of the rule-of-law and it pisses on the Constitution. He would say it violates my principles and I won’t do it.
On hold now, and I will ask permission to record my call.
On hold now, and I will ask permission to record my call.
I got through!
I was very polite, and asked for permission to record my call...I was put on the line with a supervisor, who asked why, and told them for personal reasons. I was denied, then the female supervisor on the line refused to identify themselves even by first name, and I made my polite comment. At this point the telephone connection was disconnected followed by a dial tone.
I’m on hold right now too. I did get through at the second number and they sent me to this infernal hold number. no way I’m hanging up. I want to blast someone’s ears with my displeasure.
Who, what entity is going to “process” all these 800,000? (And don’t we just love these arbitrary numbers ... )
What are the rules after that? Do those with “work permits” get those fancy new ID numbers that aren’t really citizen social security numbers, yet enable them to file for tax refunds? Oh, because now that they’re “legal” to work ..of COURSE they pay taxes ...and thus, are “qualified” to obtain refunds!
Come the hell ON — this is literally going to lead to the total RAPING, LOOTING AND PILLAGING of the American treasury!!
Great!! That’s a start. Now if we can some others motivated ... :-)
I AM LITERALLY MAD AS I'VE EVER BEEN!!!
I finally did get through. A nice woman asked me for my comments and I told her that the president is not above our Constitution or Congress and that what he did is illegal and he needs to be impeached. She said, “thank you”, and sighed. I hope to heck they’re getting hammered with calls. From her tone, I think the White Hut is having a bad day, and WELL DESERVED.
The Omamunnist stepped in it big time.
Ask them for permission to record the call.
It’s too late now. I’ve been out all day and I don’t understand this permission to record the call. I imagine it has something to do with holding them accountable. Can you explain the reasoning please, at the risk of me sounding incredibly stupid? Erghhh.
Really? That sounds nice to me.
I won’t call the bastards since when I did a long time before now I got on a mailing list. It makes me feel filthy to get anything from them. Like it would to lie down with a whore or something like that.
I finally went to the postmaster and got them to stop delivering from the whitey hut, something about unsolicited mail or other.
As long as I have breath in my body and a voice, I am going to use it to express my opinion when the president is breaking the law.
Who the heck cares about being on a mailing list and compares it to laying down with a whore. Really???
The whoremonger is in the White House and I sure as h@ll am going to tell them what I think about it.
Fact is, they're recording every call coming in and will use some of the pro-leftist calls for his campaign commercials. .
Never mind where Obama was born. He was not brought up with American values but rather with Communist/Marxist ones. These are the core values he will seek to impose on America. Political correctness has allowed him to advance his goals most admirably.
Who is stopping you?
This is Obama’s America now, we will all live by his rules..... everyone better understand that.
No one. I made my call. Too bad you’re afraid of being on a mailing list to make yours.
It is sordid.
So, with a wave of his hand he just created over half a million extra votes for himself in November?
To bypass the legislative process is completely messed up. He must be desperate, and while he may gain a few votes from hispanics, he just lost a huge base of Americans.
Spain did this back in 2005 and granted amnesty to 700,000 and it hasn’t gone so well for them:
Those who received amnesty have been a drain on the economy. Those who were granted amnesty become bolder in their demands, welfare, accomodations, etc.
Spain also went the ‘green job’ route and that failed.
If he can’t learn from a recent failure from another country, then his agenda cannot be motivated to achieve success.
Hey, all you black yutes!
Obama just threw you under the bus!
Your unemployment is at 40-50% and Obama is letting all of this cheap Mexican labor in to take what ever jobs you hoped for.
How’s that for change?
“Literally high treason. Period.”
If so, Mr. Boehner and the Republican House should have no problem voting articles of impeachment next week. In fact, it is their sworn duty to do so. However, I’m not holding my breath.
Yeah that's what Paul Revere would've done.
People, you are not angry enough.
“People, you are not angry enough.”
We could write a letter.