Skip to comments.Napolitano Announces Obama Administration Plan to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens
Posted on 11/13/2009 4:05:53 PM PST by markomalley
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the Obama administration will push for immigration reform by giving the estimated 14 million people who are in the United States illegally fair pathway to earned legal status.
A tough and fair pathway to earned legal status will mandate that illegal immigrants meet a number of requirementsincluding registering, paying a fine, passing a criminal background check, fully paying all taxes and learning English, Napolitano said Friday at a panel discussion at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
These are substantial requirements that will make sure this population gets right with the law, Napolitano said. It will help fix our broken system.
Napolitano said the Obama administration is working to end the recession and put Americans back to work but said giving legal status to illegal aliens will strengthen our economy.
Requiring illegal immigrants to register to earn legal status, as I discussed earlier, will strengthen our economy as these immigrants become full-paying taxpayers, Napolitano said. As labor leaders have made clear to me, immigration reform will be a boon to American workers.
Think about it: unions will never achieve the best terms for workers when a large part of the workforce is illegal and operates in a shadow economy, Napolitano said. By contrast, the status quo not only hurts American workers, it also stifles potential opportunities to grow our economy.
Napolitano said that she has seen a major shift in the immigration landscape, which the Obama administration hopes will make it easier for Congress to pass new immigration laws.
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Oh the “Blue dogs” are ging to love this!
The democRATS are in panic mode. They have to get this done before November 2010 because they need an immediate influx of 14,000,000 additional democRATic voters to offset the anticipated Republican onslaught in 2010.
They may want to vote for it but in a election year?
They still haven’t gotten cap’n trade or this health sham through. It’s very possible neither will pass this year. So the politcian’s are going to push those two through, on top of the stimulas vote, double digit unemployment and messy situation in Afghanistan Obama is too cowardly to address? In an election year this is all going to happen? Really?
If it does prepare for the largest voting earthquake ever seen in this country.
You’re 100% right. The dirty little secret is that we have more than enough laws to cover any circumstance. But we don’t don’t enforce them. On purpose. Part of the Cloward-Piven strategy.
Not me. I still want them to GO HOME. If they leave ON THEIR OWN (without getting tagged) and want to try coming in the front door, I’d be OK with that. If they get deported and try sneaking back in, a thousand dollar bounty, no bag-limit, no off-season hunting license would be in order. We could organize hunts along the border and see who could make the most bounty money! (But they only count if they’re coming INTO the country.)
Including registering, paying a fine, passing a criminal background check, fully paying all taxes, learning English AND VOTING DEMOCRAT.
What Janet really wants to do is bus 20 million illegal immigrant voters to the polls!
14 million more my Aunt Fannie.
30 million illegals plus chain immigration allowing all their relatives into the U.S. = 100 million given amnesty.
Time for a revolt if this happens.
RE-ALLOCATION OF WEALTH TO SECURE THE VOTING BALLOT IS ALL 0BAMA CARES ABOUT. EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUAL, NO WAY, KEEP THE INDIVIDUAL BEHOLDEN TO YOU, ALL THE WAY.
THIS IS THE 0BAMA WAY!
“And there are tens of millions of us. Time to organize another march on Washington. This time, it MUST be in the millions. We have to take back our country. The stakes get higher every day it seems. We must be serious and organize again.
If we fail to act, America is finished.
Or, When unemployment reaches 100%, everything will level right out........
20% unemployed soon to be hungry US citizens that won’t do the work.
“registering, paying a fine, passing a criminal background check, fully paying all taxes and learning English,”
Wasn’t that W’s plan, too?
“...14 million more taxpayers!...”
Ummm, let me amend your post. it should read, “14 million more dimoCRACKtic voters”.
Yes this seems like a random announcement, possible overreaching ( along with all their other agenda)
Arizonans who gave this beotch any power at all must be so proud.
as these immigrants become full-paying taxpayers
Not if they keep the same under the table jobs...
“...she has seen a major shift in the immigration landscape,..”
Full of poo, as usual. Gawd, these Obamatons are determined to get all the Democrats voted out of office in 2010 & 2012!
This makes me think that maybe Obama intends on disbanding Congress and setting up a dictatorship very, very soon.
You are exactly right.
THIS is why Zero was not “concerned” about the Va and NJ elections indicating 2010 will be his Waterloo.
Maybe his Acorn thug defrauders can’t be as active in 2010. though I doubt that too - but with these 20 million more votes, the Dems will be in power FOREVER and they know it!
This MUST be stopped!!! Whatever it takes.
How do they even do a background check on someone who has used 12 different SS numbers and 20 different aliases?
Stop making sense...
Conservatives, throughout the entire U.S., seriously need to plan to move to other countries and really try to create conservatism in other countries. With amnesty for illegal immigrants, socialized medicine, cap and trade, higher taxes, and even bigger government eventually becoming the permanent laws of the U.S., it probably will be several decades of third world socialism that exists throughout the U.S., before it eventually attempts to move towards conservatism. It really will be too late by November ‘10.
REMEMBER - CHAIN MIGRATION !!!
Remember - current American laws allow ‘chain migration’...
In short - 12 to 14 million current illegal aliens granted Amnesty equals to 60 to 90 million more so called ‘blood’ relatives allowed to immigrate into the U.S. over 20 years...
And - what if the actual number of illegal aliens is 20 to 35 million ...? If so - then chain migration would allow another 90 to 130 million new immigrants over 20 years...
Plan to teach your grandchildren that their PRIMARY language will be Spanish.
Also - please recall that our U.S. Senate debated and allowed in the 2007 attempt at total Amnesty - that illegal aliens granted amnesty would be allowed social security benefits ‘earned’ using stolen Social Security Numbers...
It is a matter of record — go look it up...
Our Congress is insane 99.99 percent of the time.
As I’ve said for months, this is the ace up their sleeve.
This is the reason for their brazen arrogance and condescension toward American patriots.
They are going to ram through as much socialism as they can.
Early next year they’ll grant amnesty and register them to vote.
All the independents, moderates and conservative Democrats who gave Obammie the Commie the benefit of the doubt, will vote against him in 2012. But it won’t matter because their votes will be dwarfed by the number of new voters who will vote for Obammie the Commie.
They're going to ram this down our throats after the turn of the year, and their media will spend most of the year indoctrinating the new voters into the Democrat party.
This has to be our Fort Sumter.
Pass the bill - the shooting starts.
Obammie the Commie, during one of his propaganda sessions, reduced the number of those without health coverage from 27 million to 30 million. Why? Because he dropped out the number of illegals.
So, they know damn well there are at least 17 million.
And that 17 million will dwarf the number of people who voted for Obammie the Commie in 2010 and ensure the same commie admin wins in 2012.
This is the reason for their brazen bird-flipping to mainstream Americans.
And they think people got mad over healthcare . . .
i think only 85% of the population agrees with you
the wipeout in 2010 will make the rats pray for 94.
there is NFW that this will happen. Ill bet people here go wild. 6 million AMERICANS unemployed and they want to make citizen out of these alien illiterates? THIS WILL NOT OCCUR!!!
If it were up to me, we would have a government that could accurately determine US labor needs and issue visas and work permits accordingly, while enforcing workplace rules regarding hiring of illegals, and controlling the border.
I know it’s probably ridiculous to think that way ...
Since that is ridiculous with the current personnel, by all means let government reward itself for it’s failure to do any of the above by gaining 15 or 20 million new dependents, just in time for free health care and all the big government hand holding an uneducated non-English speaking underclass will need.
We’ll need more czars!
........Just say NO to immigration reform.
Is it wrong to pray for an asteroid to slam into DC during the State of the Union Address?
I’m afraid you’re right.
I am doing my damndest to stay optomistic, but it’s tough.
Not surprised at all by this.
Yes, crooked bastards sums it up well doesn’t it.
They’re handing our birthright away on a silver platter, and I’m none to happy about it.
Citizenship doesn’t amount to a hill of beans these days.
Look I have no idea. Both Bush and the Democrats have pushed for amnesty as if the nation’s survival depended on it. It’s one of the major reasons why I consider both parties to be in on something we’re not privy to. And frankly, it angers me.
In a SSOCIALIST regime you MUST have FREE IMMIGRATION to have granted assisted crowds ,high taxes for working middle-class ,high unemployment,and a big nanny-state which is supposed to “take care” of people....That’s also called liberal-fascism where freedom fades away
....and this is also the next huge step in the Obamacare fraud: Obama, YOU LIE!
The Demagogues pretend that they will not “extend” national health care benefits to illegals..... oh, b/c soon there will not be many in *illegal* status under the socialists — turn them all into “legal” status and then you pretend that you never did extend socialized medicine to tens of millions of *illegals*
If this doesn't blow the lid, nothing will.
If we don't do something effective, the United States of America id done.
id ==> is (I’m half awake and spell check didn’t help)
” § 1324a(a)(1)(A) (Lexis 1997). Furthermore, it is unlawful to hire an individual for employment without complying with the employment eligibility requirements for every person hired. “
and obummer got the job anyway
some of this administration’s actions are becoming easy fodder for the upcoming congressional election, and 2012.
* dithering over afghanistan strategy
* dithering over iranian strategy
* prosecuting war criminals as normal criminals with taxpaying dollars rather than military commissions
* legalizing the illegals to grow the numbers in unions, thus the liberal voting ranks
this might get easy...if we don’t blow up our country in the process
When we said Obama should be committed, this isn't what we meant.
I think the commies in our Capitol actually like these demonstrations. It makes them feel all the more powerful when they go ahead and do what they want anyway.
actually,they intend to unionize them.