Skip to comments.Obama is ready to sign up immigrants--Romney’s hands are tied on issue
Posted on 08/15/2012 8:36:59 AM PDT by kcvl
More than 1.7 million illegal immigrants could become eligible for tentative legal status Wednesday when President Obamas non-deportation policy goes into effect, and after initial fears that the program would backfire, immigrant advocates are urging young immigrants to sign up.
Activists say the policy is the biggest change on immigration in decades, and it has roiled the political landscape, solidifying Mr. Obamas support among Hispanics and leaving presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney struggling to say what he would do.
On Tuesday, the Obama administration laid out final details, including relaxed education standards that set a low bar.
Under the rules, illegal immigrants in job training or who have enrolled in a GED course are eligible a lesser requirement than obtaining a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
The government begins taking applications Wednesday, and immigrant rights groups and members of Congress from both parties have scheduled legal clinics across the country to help determine whether immigrants qualify and to aid them in filling out the forms
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
First thing this morning I saw a clip on the news showing hundreds of illegals lined up around the block outside a consulate somewhere for their amnesty.
Aside from that, the media is pretty quiet on the issue.
The consulates are probably registering them to vote too.
Very interesting article. Yesterday I was going by the Portland, Maine Soup Kitchen / Homeless Community Center. This center is suppose to help the homeless find jobs and eventually get a place to live and be on their own. I saw a HUGE group of latinos going inside. (they are NOT homeless).
The shelter worker, she held the door open for them as they entered. In her arms were booklets titled “Su Voto y Sus Derechos” (your vote and your rights).
If that was not bad enough, a local streetman approached the woman and asked her if she would help him with his application for employment. She told him “Not today, I’m busy with a group. Come back tomorrow”.
Illegal immigrants line up at consulates across country for ‘DREAM’-er applications
Young illegal immigrants are lining up by the thousands at consulates across the country to take advantage of the Obama administration program allowing them to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation.
As many as 1.8 million undocumented immigrants could be eligible for the program, which kicked off Wednesday. Under the new rules, applicants can fill out a six-page form, pay a $465 fee and submit documents proving their identity in order to qualify.
Immigration officials say the documents will be closely scrutinized, given the potential for fraud, but there is no uniform standard. Applicants are supposed to show they arrived in the U.S. before they were 16, and that they’re enrolled in school or vocational training, or have a high school degree.
The lines began forming on Tuesday, as illegal immigrants tried to get a leg up in seeking their passport applications.
“We are waiting for our passports. We want to get our passport because Obama might be asking for them,” applicant Kristi Alarcon told MyFoxHouston, as she stood in line outside Houston’s Mexican consulate.
Paging John Boehner, paging John Boehner!
Some, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, have called the policy backdoor amnesty and said they worry about fraud.
“While potentially millions of illegal immigrants will be permitted to compete with American workers for scarce jobs, there seems to be little if any mechanism in place for vetting fraudulent applications and documentation submitted by illegal immigrants,” Smith said Tuesday.
I would not doubt that pre-printed ballots for Nov. elections are included in their amnesty documents
Sorry it should not be legal what Obama did. If the GOP and Conservatives let him get away with it they deserve what’s coming in November.
Is this a DAMNED EXECUTIVE ORDER??????? Did I miss this legislation?
What happened to the "class valedictorian" image that was used to sell the program?
Everything he does is a "bait and switch" scam.
HEY....it worked for the ROMANS....call me maybe....
“More than 1.7 million illegal immigrants could become eligible for tentative legal status Wednesday”
But.. but.. I thought that a GOP congress could keep Obama in ‘check’. /s
So much for the rule of law.
This is a foreign invasion of the United States, aided by traitors in the Obama administration. I can’t think of any more accurate way to describe it.
You’;e damn right...Communism will not live in the United States while people are free.
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