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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And that is the rationale.
Unions are SOOOOO stupid. They don't realize that with an abundant labor force, they lose all bargaining power. They may think this Kenyan is on their side...but when they are all together in the unemployment line, will they all still love him?
Third world sh!t hole here we come. Hahahahah!!!
How much of a “fine” will they have to pay the Obama coyote to allow them to stay in the country?
Boy, Obama and his Dem Congress are sure tone deaf when it comes to the American people. Is it possible the Pubs will get a 200+ seat majority in 2010 in the House and win back the Senate?
LMAO, two years ago it was supposed to be ten million. Now it’s fourteen. What a crock full of s—t.
We had about 10 million illegals in 2000. They’ve been trying to act as if no illegals have come over the last ten years. B.S.
We have 20 to 35 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
And they think people got mad over healthcare . . .
OF ANY KIND (PATH, EARNED, TOUCH-BACK, “NOT TOTAL”, “NOT BLANKET”)...
FOR ANY (”CRIMINAL” OR OTHERWISE...they’re all CRIMINIALS)...
We’d already be there if it weren’t for our relatively recent standard of living. We’re coasting. Unless someone acts soon, we really will be a third world hell hole. There’s no doubt about it.
Does this include Muslims?
After which, 100,000,000 new ones will show up in the border States, asking when the next Amnesty is due.
No plan for border enforcement, I see.
“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.”
I didn’t shift. Did you shift? Alright FReepers, who “shifted” on immigration and didn’t tell the rest of us?
Oh great, there goes what’s left of Texas. I’m sure after hearing this everybody in Mexico is forging the Rio Grande.
Haven't we been down this road before? It is difficult to imagine that these people cannot see the national suicide they are enabling. All in the name of political power.
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.
I don’t care to go to CNN but are they saying Hussein wants Congress to accomplish all this or is Napolitano/Hussein going to implement it all with some sort of Executive action? Is Nappy just going to set up the bureau and do it?
I once thought those futuristic maps of a Balkanized North America were borderline conspiracy theory. I don’t think that anymore.
We had an amnesty in 1986, but didn’t secure the borders and here we are now giving amnesty to 14 million more. In another 10-20 years we’ll likely need to give amnesty to tens of millions more.
Those who recieve amnesty now will have to meet certain qualifications and criminal background checks. Those who don’t meet the qualifications won’t be sent home.
This is just plain suicide.
14 million more taxpayers!
She is so disconnected from what it means to be a real American I see no hope for her.
Little wonder she gets along with the thugs from Chicago.