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...