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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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.
Just the opposite. Can you name any socialist regimes that promote free/mass immigration?
I’ll camp out in D.C for days. Winter coming or not.
This is how illegals will be covered by zerocare. There won’t be any more illegals. Every blood sucking one of them will be citizens.
Most of them work for cash, so how are they going to tax them?
For the last 20 years the border patrol estimates 10,000 cross the border every day. Do the math...
There goes what’s left of California. Idaho, here I come.
Civil unrest WILL break out in this country if this plan is attempted.
This is not a threat.
Its just what is going to happen.
Homeland secretary pushes immigration reform
Nov. 14, 2009
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the White House point person on immigration, said Friday that Congress must provide temporary worker programs and a path to citizenship for 12 million undocumented workers when it takes up reform legislation next year.
Napolitano was optimistic a reform bill could pass in an election year because border security goals have been met and the economic downturn has decreased illegal immigration significantly since a bipartisan bill died in the Senate two years ago.
“I know a major shift when I see one, and what I have seen makes reform far more attainable this time around,” Napolitano said at a speech at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank and advocate for immigration reform.[snip]
That’s right. It’s a numbers game.
First, the country can’t afford to support illegal aliens with our social services. The tax revenue these people will generate does not even come close to covering the expense these people incur. The Heritage Report on this is very clear and accurate. Secondly, it is a total affront to every law abiding immigrant who has gone through our process and is trying to come to the US LEGALLY.
Let’s see - what do we need - educated, skilled immigrants who go through the process legally or uneducated, unskilled people who break our laws and sneak across our borders? That’s not even taking into account the number of people coming over who are drug dealers, have criminal records, and/or are gang members.
and just to add...
I began to think that this was always the plan, especially when 0bama burned his “bi-partisan bridges” with the way he went on the Socialized Medicine - Single Payer Health Care issue.
I figured that there was no way we was going to get voters back for the way he is royally screwing AMerica, then it dawned on me.
He’ll just replace them with a massive influx of NEW VOTERS.
Politics is a numbers game.
Third world sh!t hole here we come. Hahahahah!!!
Not that funny. Too true for comfort.
Ya’ll see this crap?
14 million votes before 2010. As much as all this pisses me off, I have to give the Democrats props for getting what they want done. I cannot believe that the Republicans did not just plow through whatever they wanted. They couldn’t even pass Social Security. I hope that when Republicans get the majority again that they learned at least this from the Democrats.
Cost is no object to the people in Washington who want permament power. They are willing to allow 90% of the population be third worlders. There’s a reason white liberals like Cuba, it’s a model. 80% of the Cuban population is non-white, but look whi is n charge. The oligarchies always think they will remain inm power. Didn’t work in South Africa or Zimbabwe did it? It won’t work here. They are turning this country into a third world cesspool where the elites will live lives of leisure and power and the rst of us be dammed. I think we need a hanging party to march down in washington and hang the whole lot of them. They deserve hwta arrogant Marie Antoinnete got...
oops, hwta= what typing too fast
We are going to fight this tooth and nail. No way in hell it will pass in 2010 and it is too late in 2009. the GOP has to keep the Senate stalled for all of damn 2010 on healthcare to stop this amnesty sh*t.
The GOP? lol. They wanted to pass this just a short three or four years ago. If it were up to just the Senate, this would pass 70-30 at the least...
Just say NO to immigration reform.
Why? He said YES to immigration reform. He is the only President in the last thirty years to accept illegals into the United States by law.
She keeps talking about unions like they matter.
Not everybody makes the same mistake twice.
Paid for by the taxpayers of America.
Obamacare for illegals won’t be illegal after all.
Now that’s a lie you can avoid.
You know, you may have a point there. Let’s feel the power as we vote 100% of them out.
He speaks softly but carries a big stick. :)
“This makes me think that maybe Obama intends on disbanding Congress and setting up a dictatorship very, very soon.”
Not possible. He would need the military, which as a whole despises him. Congress can defund the military, the President can’t. The military won’t let such a thing happen. And neither will Secret Service, who watch his every move.
Of course not, that would be racist. UGH!
Yes, Obama would need the military to set himself up as dictator.
But that fact wouldn’t stop him from an attempt. I believe he realizes any attempt to remove him from the Presidency for trying to set himself up as a dictator would result in massive civil disobediance, both by his supporters and by any opponents.
The whole purpose would be to cause anarchy, the result would be to remove the U.S.A. as a superpower.
I have been studying this for about 7 years now and your all way too low. the southwest and the south have the majority of the illegals but you have to remember not all illegals are hispanic,now the illegals have infiltrated the northern states as well.The democrats wouldn’t change the rules for 14 million think about it.... but if it were 45-50 million it will be worth the scorn and ridicule they will have to put up with to get this passed its 45 million
sorry for the bad formatting. that’s what I get for typing in the dark. I missed a bracket or something.
And if they don't, they still get free health care.
The masses will not even get off the couch as long as the TV still works. Anything short of an EMP attack will fail to rouse the lazy unwashed voters that swoon over monosyllabic slogans. Technology is the opiate of the masses.
Nothing new here. The last time the United States genuinely had a president on the American people's side was with JFK, who signed EO 11110 mandating the production of United States Notes, instead of Federal Reserve Notes. He was planning on driving the Fed bankrupt and the globalist elite then ordered his assassination.
“Napolitano said that she has seen a major shift in the immigration landscape”
Oh, there’s been a major shift in the landscape, but AWAY from your position, Janet.
The union workers have faith that their leaders will continue their thuggery on behalf of the membership. That’s as far as they think. The union bosses keep the members stirred up with hatred of the companies they work for, and that’s what their worker’s world is pre-occupied with. Legalizing illegals will increase the number of union members which fattens the union bosses’ coffers, and that’s all they care about, along with growing their power and ability to basically call all the shots within the companies.
zero and his union thugs are the reason we no longer care if we buy American or not. If it’s made by a union shop, we generally don’t buy it. All that does is fatten contributions to the rats and zero.
Nappy & her Labor pals should be taken down under section Section 8 - RICO.
Unions are looking to swell their ranks with illegals - not because they have jobs for them, but because the members have to pay their dues whether they're employed or not.
If the union doesn't have work for them, they can't go to work for a non union company.
Some union shops, such as a mega yacht builder in Tacoma that I was on the verge of working for a few years ago, had a stipulation that if I left there for ANY reason, I would no longer be able to practice my craft for ANY boat builder, union or not, in the state of Washington.
These were much more comprehensive than your average "non compete" clause which you might sign dealing with proprietary technology or procedures.
I can just imagine how many workers have been laid off from companies like that and would be forced to leave the state to find work in their trade....if their union contract even allows that.
People who complained about the population explosion in WA state but belong to a union here don't realize that they may be "invading" an unwelcome state in the future themselves.
Construction unions are notorious for trolling job sites for non union foremen and/or most experienced journeymen, dangling promises of lavish benefits and up to twice the hourly wage, even if there are already dozens who've been waiting months "on the bench". The Los Angeles Fire Sprinkler Fitters had an 83% unemployed rate when I left LA, and it apparently was pretty close to that when I signed up...they just didn't mention that, and I never knew if I was going to have a job when I finished the one I was working on - usually not, and then it was back to the end of the bench.
Naphead's plan is the Obama/union plan. What do you think will happen in our communities when we suddenly have 15-20 million unskilled union laborers "sharing the wealth" to the tune of sustained 80-90% unemployment rates amongst them, not to mention the laborers that have been raising families and now find themselves spending years instead of weeks on the bench.
The communities will pay as always, both in taxes for extended benefits and welfare, and for ransacked houses, jail sentences for taking what they can't earn, and the subsequent criminal records that keep them from ever getting a job worth spit.
And to think that the #1 most common benefit cited by union members is "Job Protection".
There are so many socialist / globalist in charge now, I do not see the electoral process turning this around.
Any ideas hwo to get our country back?