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.
Just a coincidence, of course.
” illegal immigrants in job training or who have enrolled in a GED course are eligible”
If you are an illegal immigrant who is under 30 and is in some kind of training then we welcome you with open arms! Obama applies this to what 2M of these types of folks and is considered a hero. While Bush is derided for not finding 20 specific illegal immigrants that were taking vocational training at flight schools.
The libtards are a clear danger to America!
” Paging John Boehner, paging John Boehner!”
Not now! Can’t you see the man is busy hiding under his desk?
” BUT, they are taking 1.2 million jobs away from Americans”
Under obama.....what jobs? What they are taking away are taxpayer dollars through welfare and other social programs.
Why ARE WE WORKING AND PAYING TAXES TO GET F*CKED LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!
What is the current law and doesn’t the Executive branch have to abide by it?
If members of the executive choose to openly encourage activities that run counter to existing law, aren’t they all indictable?
Can anybody cite the actual law ... I would love to bring this to a conservative federal judge that lives in our town and ask her what could be done to convene a grand jury.
We need to hold these D*CKHEADS accountable.
I HATE THIS SH*T!!!!
Romney can do this: “When I’m elected, if you’ve been in prison more than ten years, have a good record, pledge to go school and not commit crimes, I’ll release you.”
It’s really about the equivalent of what Owebama is doing.
What is really bad is that there appears to be NO downside for Obama in doing this, Romney doesn't want to ‘offend’ Hispanics now that he won the primary.
As time goes on if any of these people commit crimes it could backfire on Obama, that is why he did it now instead of a year ago :to maximize the positive and minimize the negative. By the time that happens the election will probably be over.
You know they are, if not at some point during the process they will be registered then they give the applicant registrations for the parents at home. So upsetting.
Boehner won’t do anything unless Romney and/or the GOP-e tell him to do it. RINOs are ruling the roost right now.
We have two political parties that want the illegals to be made legal. There is not enough incentive for Congress to stop Obama, if they won’t even act for their own personal political preservation. And just like he did with the subject of eating at Chick-fil-a, the presumptive party leader remains silent.
Once he has their votes, he'll have more slaves to add to the plantation.
And he'll have Hispanic and black fighting one another like he's tried to do with whites and blacks.
0bama's agendaDivide and conquer
FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF
YOU GET ONE CHOICE
It would see to me that since this was done by executive orders that Romney’s hand will not be tied after January and will have a nice data base to work with. Ooops—Romney loves ILLEGALS, too.
Our local tv evening news on Monday did a segment on and showing illegals registering for amnesty. Imagine that, just in time for November elections.
I dont mean to disparage your optimism but do we really have a choice? It seems to me that it doesnt much matter whos in the White House. Reagan did it, Bush tried too, and now Obomination is just backdooring it. The rats in government just seem to have a way of getting whatever the heck they want citizens be dammed.
I think because they know (or assume) most Americans are against this.
“The consulates are probably registering them to vote too.”
Winner, winner chicken dinner!
Spose the kenyan will simply decree citizenship for all illegals who have signed up for his amnesty in time for the election? I won’t be even a tad surprised when it happens and I bet the Republicans will scream “UNFAIR” and won’t do anything useful about it. Of course the addition to the voting rolls won’t be as serious to the vote as it might appear because many of these illegals have been voting already,
Imagine, another 4 years of Obama.
Imagine, Pelosi as Speaker of the House, again.
Imagine, our country as we know it completely destroyed, from within.
Imagine, you have lost everything, and there is no longer a way to get any of it back.
Imagine, democrat rule for the rest of your life.
Remember, we now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again. ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967
Ronald Reagans warning about losing our freedoms echoes down through a generation of lost momentum and squandered opportunity.
Never mind tens of millions of Americans are out of work, or underemployed etc. Never mind there are issues with resources, water, housing, energy, jobs etc, regardless of how much harm this causes Americans.
The more immigrants the leftist can get in, the more power they gain, as the immigrants understand where the handouts, coupons and freebies come from.
And it's why the Republican party are also using immigration as a tool for their own personal benefit.(See Bush's multiple attempts at amnesty).
They just don't give a damn the insidious harm it's causing America.
He's worried about fraud?
Somebody tell this guy one of our biggest industries in the U.S. now is FRAUD, due to lunatic immigration policies which have been going on for decades. How much they pay this guy?
Since this never ending uncontrolled immigration free for all, both legal and illegal have been going on for decades, when did Lamar finally figure this out?
I can't believe people are being sucked into their epic con job.
Of course the Dems want the illegals here (then again, ask blacks what they think about it and you will hear a different tune). However, blame should be given to the GOP as well. Big business loves cheap labor and the GOP was a willing partner as long as big business continued to donate (better word should be “bribe”) to the GOP.
I really thought after 9-11 that, at the very least, our borders would be sealed up, but no. What would it take?
Sure, we have states like Arizona and Alabama taking a tougher stand on illegals, and we also have states trying to enact voter ID laws. Where was all this 20 to 30 years ago?
What exactly is Romney’s plan to deport illegals? I don’t think he wants to. I doubt that many in the GOP want to deport. They are desperately trying to win the Hispanic vote. Even Reagan granted amnesty.
And how has that worked so far?
Yes, this was done by Executive Order. And The One said it was a ‘political change’ that allowed him to do this, since the Republicans in Congress wouldn’t do it for him.
Having been a LEGAL alien and now a naturalized CITIZEN I REFUSE to use the term “undocumented immigrants.” It’s “ILLEGAL ALIEN!” I despise when demonrats try to put a pretty blue satin bow on a pile of feces!!
I suggest EVERYONE who is PRO American start getting back to the original term “ILLEGAL ALIEN.”
Its hard to believe the open border, 'these-are-natural-republicans' types on our side were so easily duped.
Including the few remaining open border brainstems who still haunt FR with their ill-considered opinions on the matter. Brilliant, guys.
And I personally don't give a damn if you just landed here from another planet.
America no longer needs immigrants legal or illegal..It's choking off our country...America needs a major moratorium on all immigration. Our legal immigration policies should have been radically reformed, like 10 years ago. Now it needs to be completely eliminated for the next 20 years due to this never ending free for all.
The U.S. government has turned the U.S. into an immigration dumping ground.
As duly elected custodians of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has a sacred responsibility to reassert its authority to write and regulate immigration laws. They must demand that the president abide by the Constitutional Separation of Powers doctrine, and reign in the abuse of executive power President Obama is using to ignore the law.
Not only is it an executive order. The bill for this was defeated by a Democrat Congress in December 2010. It was not only a Democrat Congress, it was a LAME DUCK Democrat Congress. They could basically do anything they wanted. And they STILL defeated it.
These executive orders are receiving too little attention. I don’t mean here on FR and among like-minded people, I mean in the general population. I was hoping the Dinesh D’Souza movie would go into Obama’s abuses of power, but it seemed to me that he avoided the subject.
By the way, the movie opens Friday in a lot of places. I’m not getting a percentage of the box office, I just think it is worth seeing twice. The three interviews at the end of the movie—Shelby Steele, Daniel Pipes, and David Walker—are superb. More thrilling than any shootout scene in Total Recall.