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Napolitano: Solution to immigrant crisis is reform, not deportations
The Hill ^ | June 28, 2011 | Jordy Yager

Posted on 06/28/2011 6:35:08 PM PDT by jazusamo

The Obama administration on Tuesday made its most forceful push yet this Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Defense Under Secretary Clifford Stanley laid out a laundry list of national security-related financial and educational reasons why Congress needs to push forward with the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.

Napolitano said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the resources necessary to remove the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally. The DREAM Act, she said, would grant conditional citizenship to people who pose little or no threat to society and allow DHS to pursue the most harmful illegal immigrants.

“[It] would allow us to remove DREAM-ers from the universe of individuals we need to be concerned with and expend resources for removal purposes, and we can further concentrate our resources on the priorities that we’ve laid out,” Napolitano told The Hill after a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Versions of the DREAM Act have failed to make it through Congress over the past decade, even with Democratic majorities in both chambers. It is widely seen as a political non-starter in the divided 112th Congress.

Tuesday’s hearing before the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee came in the wake of a memo issued by the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week that approved a broader breadth of discretion for agency officials when considering whether to deport someone through the Secure Communities program.

Under the guidelines in the memo, agents would be allowed to use their discretion in the field to decide against deporting an illegal immigrant who would be eligible for a path toward citizenship if the DREAM Act were made law.

Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the subcommittee’s ranking Republican, raised concerns about “loopholes” in the DREAM Act that would allow the Obama administration a broad discretionary reach to decide who should be granted conditional citizenship.

Cornyn questioned Napolitano about provisions that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants, even though they might have multiple criminal convictions or been convicted of voter fraud, or not have met education or military requirements.

Cornyn pushed for language in the bill that would render people ineligible under the DREAM Act if they had been arrested for offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of drugs, burglary, theft or assault.

Napolitano said the administration would be open to discussing the possibility of including such language, but stressed that officers and agents in the field should have the authority to consider each potentially eligible person on a case-by-case basis.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Napolitano if the administration would be open to giving Congress more oversight of the bill’s implementation by notifying the committee each time someone who is eligible for the DREAM Act had his or her deportation deferred.

“We would be willing to discuss that with you, a process for that, yes,” said Napolitano. “We want to be very transparent about how we are exercising the authorities the statutes give us.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; corruption; dhs; dream; dreamact; illegals; napolitano; obama; transparency; transparent
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Obama and Napolitano have basically enacted the DREAM act without a vote of Congress.
1 posted on 06/28/2011 6:35:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Reform, as in cutting off the welfare freebies. But somehow I don’t think that’s the reform Janet has in mind.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 6:37:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: jazusamo

The solution is Nov. 6, 2012


3 posted on 06/28/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT by MCF
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To: jazusamo

I dare call it treason.

High treason.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 6:39:17 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: jazusamo

The American people have spoken on this issue...forcefully. It is unfortunate that the leftists insist on moving us closer and closer to the ultimate reset button.

I can only believe that the progressives want to make it happen.

Bring it.


5 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:33 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, let’s reform by deporting them.


6 posted on 06/28/2011 6:41:27 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Talk to me Hudson!)
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To: jazusamo

The constitution explicitly states that the fedgov must defend the states from invasion.

What is a 12-20 million man army of infiltrators other than an invasion?

Someday, I hope the open border traitors are held to account.


7 posted on 06/28/2011 6:42:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: jazusamo

reform them by making them tougher


8 posted on 06/28/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the resources necessary to remove the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally

SO let them bring in their extended families and put them on the dole.

We somehow have the resources for that??

9 posted on 06/28/2011 6:45:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the resources necessary to remove the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally.

E-Verify for work or public assistance. Cut off the magnet and they will deport themselves.

10 posted on 06/28/2011 6:47:12 PM PDT by umgud
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To: jazusamo

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano...”

This syphyilitic bitch has been begging for a war. She has no idea what war is.


11 posted on 06/28/2011 6:49:19 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: jazusamo

Filthy POS doesn’t know what the word ‘illegal’ means in illegal alien. Glad to know that our executive branch is defending the Constitution and its subjects.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 6:49:21 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: jazusamo

Reform: one of the most abused and misused words in American English (at least in the arena of politics).


13 posted on 06/28/2011 6:50:56 PM PDT by Will88
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To: umgud
E-Verify for work or public assistance.

That's the solution and it's a simple one.

14 posted on 06/28/2011 6:51:37 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: MCF

Another solution is to deport Napolitano to Mexico.
We can also send Biden back to Delaware and Obama back to Kenya.

Yes, it’s California Dreaming, until Nov. 6, 2012, but it’s a nice dream. Now to make it a reality.


15 posted on 06/28/2011 6:54:26 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: jazusamo

Like rats that get in your house (God Forbid) now that there in let them stay.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 6:55:03 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: jazusamo
Photobucket

Note the "Accepting Pesos" sign at the pizza place this evening. Why would one want to use pesos 60 miles north of the border?

17 posted on 06/28/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: boomop1
ooops there should be they’re
18 posted on 06/28/2011 6:56:53 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Mr. Mojo
Janet doesn't think we have the resources to remove 11 million illegal aliens. At the same time it's pretty clear Mexico moved 11 million people over the border into our country without a great deal of difficulty.

Maybe we should study their technique and then use it ourselves.

19 posted on 06/28/2011 6:58:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Will88

Lazy and inept reporters won’t ask the obvious question: “Can you describe any reform scheme that doesn’t involve mass amnesty?”


20 posted on 06/28/2011 7:01:28 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: GeronL

Good catch!


21 posted on 06/28/2011 7:02:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ecomcon

I’ve been gone from So CA for some years but I’d bet there are areas now that look like Mexico.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

SECURE THE BORDER!!! All talk is useless until our BORDER IS SECURE! Then we can talk about any remedies. Period.


23 posted on 06/28/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ecomcon
Why? To get the pesos, of course.

Living in a tourist town (DC in summer) I've learned that there's an advantage to cleaning the pockets of strangers no matter where they're from.

24 posted on 06/28/2011 7:04:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jazusamo

The answer to the immigration problem is to arrest the entire administration for malfeasance and put people in there who will fulfill their constitutional duties.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 7:05:18 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano: Solution to immigrant crisis is reform, not deportations

No, it's deportation...MASS deportation.

26 posted on 06/28/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans freed the Slaves Month")
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To: jazusamo

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19149972/ns/world_news-europe/

`Bush vows immigration bill will be signed’


27 posted on 06/28/2011 7:07:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (Come ahead)
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To: jazusamo

Dyke YOU leave!!


28 posted on 06/28/2011 7:09:17 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the resources necessary to remove the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally

Hey Janet! There are 50,000 TSA's screening nearly 2 million passengers a day. Post them at the border to keep illegals out! Have them help ICE round up and deport the ones already here!

29 posted on 06/28/2011 7:11:27 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: jazusamo

Did they forget they promised to secure the border when they were making deals for the last amnesty program?


30 posted on 06/28/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: jazusamo
Just like the rest of that merry band of idiots known as the Obama administration, you're wrong, Janet.

You nasty socialists are wrong on every stand you take.

31 posted on 06/28/2011 7:13:38 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra
The domestic enemy is no less dangerous than the foreign one.

The degenerate sex pervert the communist in chief named to head DHS will reap what it sows, as will his comrades.

This is like a Twilight Zone episode.

32 posted on 06/28/2011 7:19:07 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: jazusamo

Getting her fanny out of government.


33 posted on 06/28/2011 7:19:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jazusamo

They have the resources to house them, give them welfare, give them medical care, educate them but for some odd reason they can’t deport them???


34 posted on 06/28/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: jazusamo

I will thank the Lord the day that Janet Napolitano-Idiot is removed from heading DHS. Bet. =.=


35 posted on 06/28/2011 7:30:00 PM PDT by cranked
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To: MCF
The solution is Nov. 6, 2012

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Well said MCF!

Obama-Napolitano-2sm

Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 571 days as of June 28, 2011.

36 posted on 06/28/2011 7:34:32 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: jazusamo

Deport Big Sis to Lesbos.


37 posted on 06/28/2011 7:38:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
My solution for Napolitano...The unemployment line.


38 posted on 06/28/2011 7:39:05 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Sprite518

Great points and all true. It would cost a fraction to deport them compared to what they cost us now.


39 posted on 06/28/2011 7:40:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Napolitano: Solution to immigrant crisis is reform, not deportations

This is Industrial Grade Stupidity.

We don't have an immigrant crisis - we have an illegal alien crisis.

There must be an Advanced Idiot Placement School where democrats send
people like Napolitano to teach them to spout insane gibberish like this.


40 posted on 06/28/2011 7:40:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

***Deport like there is no tomorrow Alert***


41 posted on 06/28/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: jazusamo
Obama and Napolitano have basically enacted the DREAM act without a vote of Congress.

Anyone in this country illegally that turns themselves in as a "Dreamer" is really stupid. The "Dream Act" will never pass and they will be the first rounded up when a Republican President gets in.

42 posted on 06/28/2011 7:50:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Pelosi: Obamacare indulgences for sale.)
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To: jazusamo

`Solution is ... reform, not deportations.’

Reform=Amnesty. Just say what you mean, Butch.


43 posted on 06/28/2011 7:57:05 PM PDT by tumblindice (screw NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox)
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To: Sprite518

Channel surfing the other night came across US-Mexico soccer game....the Rose Bowl was filled with screaming Mexican fans, waving Mexican flags, booing the US national anthem, etc. If enforcement law made any sense, the INS could have set up shop outside the stadium and nailed about 80,000 of these leeches filing out of the game in one night.


44 posted on 06/28/2011 7:57:43 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: jazusamo

I wish a family of 25 illegals would
move in next to Janet.


45 posted on 06/28/2011 8:01:06 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: jazusamo
Piece by piece, out country is being taken apart & Obama's change is turning it into a living hell.

Waiting for the 2012 election, while we all just sit & watch might just be too late!

46 posted on 06/28/2011 8:02:33 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: Allegra

That would be a sight to see.

Then the illegals could set up a day labor pickup in front of the house.


47 posted on 06/28/2011 8:08:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: LADY J

I fully agree and hope we survive until the election.


48 posted on 06/28/2011 8:10:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Insurgents are not immigrants..


49 posted on 06/28/2011 9:14:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well Nap you had to open your mouth and prove you are as much of a moron as what most people only thought.


50 posted on 06/28/2011 9:45:24 PM PDT by chiefqc
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