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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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.
except they didn’t come in legally to start with so what makes her think they will volunteer for her program now?
Napolitano said. As labor leaders have made clear to me, immigration reform will be a boon to American workers. “
This is actually the money line. Notice where she and the Kenyan are getting their marching orders from? The unions.
Couple this with universal, government-controlled healthcare, and you’ll be fortunate to even GET a seat in an old chair in a nasty hospital ER if you are a hardworking taxpayer.
And if they don't? Will they be DEPORTED? or will they continue to squat here and collect freebies?
That was my first thought too, W-Girl.
This administration is a mental ward (my apologies to mental wards) trying to convince rational people that up is down and down is up. I’d rather fight an old-fashioned Russian Communist regime than these traitors leading our own government. I’m growing weary of waking up every day only to get sucker punched by my own government.
What does this have to do with Homeland Security? Nothing. It’s merely Democrats looking for votes.
“Democrats looking for votes”?
YEP and it could be called a kind of vicious COUP hijacking US democracy...NO MERCY with such thugs
Yes. this decision as well as moving Gitmo detainees to NYC coming on the same day show how far away from any normal sense of reality this administration is.
One thing they accomplish. They gave us other things to concentrate on besides health care. Now the pols can say,”Gee,people are not so upset about health care any longer,they’re all pissed off about other things so we can pass it without fear of our jobs.”
They will be wrong,but it paints a false picture that Pelosi and Reid can run with as they twist arms.