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New DHS rules cancel deportations
Wash Times ^ | 8/18/2011 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 08/18/2011 1:46:49 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss

he Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.

The move, announced in letters to Congress, comes after Hispanic activists and Democrats had urged President Obama to exempt broad swaths of illegal immigrants from deportation while Congress wrestles with the issue.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases and see who meets the new criteria on a case-by-case basis.

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said in the letter. “Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons.”

The new rules apply to those who have been apprehended and are in deportation proceedings, but have not been officially ordered out of the country by a judge. Miss Napolitano said a working group will try to come up with “guidance on how to provide for appropriate discretionary consideration” for “compelling cases” in those instances where someone has already been ordered deported.

It was unclear how many people might be affected by the new rules, though in fiscal year 2010 the government deported nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants who it said did not have criminal records.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; amnestybyfiat; deportation; dhs; dreamact; hightreason; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; imperialism; imperialpresidency; napolitano; obama; obamareelection2012; presidentdowngrade; treason; undocumentedpunks
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1 posted on 08/18/2011 1:46:58 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: GreaterSwiss

Great. More of Obama ruling by imperial decree.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 1:48:45 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Laws don’t apply to us. We are the law. How many legions does the Congress have?


3 posted on 08/18/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: GreaterSwiss

Why are we putting up with this??


4 posted on 08/18/2011 1:49:42 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( This carnival commie side started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
TREASON!!!
5 posted on 08/18/2011 1:49:58 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Outrageous. This is an impeachable offense. Amnesty by Executive Order should not be allowed to stand.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GreaterSwiss
This is GREAT NEWS!

We can now prove that a substantial number of DHS Gov’t workers are NOT NEEDED since they have nothing to do and FIRE THEM.

Yeah, and save the taxpayer some money to offset all the money we already spend on illegal aliens.

7 posted on 08/18/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT by Oiao
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To: GreaterSwiss
Obama sends his bulldigger out to fetch hispanic votes.

The spanish language news will blast this news far & wide, while the statist toads in the english language media will scarcely mention it.

8 posted on 08/18/2011 1:52:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Apparatchik

Obama picking and choosing which laws he dislikes to not enforce, which were previously enforced.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 1:53:02 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Inwoodian
The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as being a snappy dresser, making a mean burrito,landscaping a Congressman's yard,picking tasty lettuce,availablity for University diversity photo brochures,voting the correct way, or are primarily responsible cleaning a Senator's pool.

there . fixed it. I predict a huge ,instant online enrollment in post-secondary colleges.

10 posted on 08/18/2011 1:53:55 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: GreaterSwiss

There’s your executive order amnesty that many have claimed would happen.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 1:54:16 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Cheetahcat

“Why are we putting up with this??”

EXACTLY
There must be something we can do.
i suggest each Freeper call their congresspeople and both senators.
yes they are on vacation but their offices are staffed.
if enough freepers called some Pol will step up and look into this

dear God do laws mean nothing to 0dumbo and these people?


12 posted on 08/18/2011 1:54:35 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: GreaterSwiss
Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Obama wants to find a way to give them the vote before 2012. I pray God we can stop him and any of his abettors in this.

13 posted on 08/18/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GreaterSwiss

We’d all be better off deporting DHS....


14 posted on 08/18/2011 1:54:56 PM PDT by mo
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To: GreaterSwiss

This is the end of nation.

How does it feel to be powerless to do anything about it?

I doubt this will be reversed even if the Republicans win in 2012. They are traitors, too. If they weren’t, this would be a huge campaign issue. Watch it not even be mentioned.


15 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:17 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: GreaterSwiss

This is the end of our nation.

How does it feel to be powerless to do anything about it?

I doubt this will be reversed even if the Republicans win in 2012. They are traitors, too. If they weren’t, this would be a huge campaign issue. Watch it not even be mentioned.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:24 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: GreaterSwiss
“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,”

Another lie.

17 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:24 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Apparatchik

Gotta have those voters, ya know....


18 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:27 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: GreaterSwiss

Obama needs illegals to vote for him..his internal polling must be HORRENDOUS for him


19 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Apparatchik

Case by case basis? You got to be kidding. ANd more taxes used for the benefit of these criminals in a pretend treatment of the problem that keeps them here indefinitely.

In other words, get stuck in the system and you got a free ride.


20 posted on 08/18/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“We will evaluate on a case-by-case basis” = We have NO policy, and if we do, disclosure of it would bring opposition or lawsuits, or both...


21 posted on 08/18/2011 2:02:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: GreaterSwiss

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said in the letter.

How many fingers do you see, Winston?


22 posted on 08/18/2011 2:07:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (Freedom is the freedom to say that two and two make four)
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To: GreaterSwiss

‘Criminals’ only .. haa.

what a transparent move.

and he was a law professor..? good god..


23 posted on 08/18/2011 2:12:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: GreaterSwiss
It's in red on Drudge. In fact, Drudge is eviscerating Obama today.

Michelle Malkin, whom I love, was on Fox and Friends this am harping on Perry for the Gardisil thing, which was never even implemented, while Napolitano implements the Dream Act on her own.

I just hate the way we eat our own. Focus.

I want to hear these candidates explain how they are going to stop the shadow government bureaucracy, and how soon.

24 posted on 08/18/2011 2:14:44 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! Flash mobsters are a metaphor for Obama's hate-the-rich speeches)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Since the aliens and their supporters are committing FELONIES, how does the DHS get by with refusing to prosecute.

I thought this was interesting. How can the DOJ fight state law enforcement of immigration Laws.

State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens. Hispanic appearance alone is not sufficient. Immigration officers and police must have a valid warrant or valid employer’s consent to enter workplaces or residences. Any vehicle used to transport or harbor illegal aliens, or used as a substantial part of an activity that encourages illegal aliens to come to or reside in the U.S. may be seized by an immigration officer and is subject to forfeiture. The forfeiture power covers any conveyances used within the U.S.

Tax Crimes

Employers who aid or abet the preparation of false tax returns by failing to pay income or Social Security taxes for illegal alien employees, or who knowingly make payments using false names or Social Security numbers, are subject to IRS criminal and civil sanctions.


25 posted on 08/18/2011 2:17:34 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: kabar

We need to forward this very article to our Senators and Congressmen and tell them we expect that the executive branch of the government will not be the ones making these decisions to pick and choose which laws they like.

If they would just deport all the illegals that come before the court it would not be necessary to clog up the courts, either.

And if they are NOT going to be deporting them, then I am going with the other poster who said they should be able to reduce DHS staff very quickly.


26 posted on 08/18/2011 2:17:43 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: All
I could just cry at what is happening to this country....
27 posted on 08/18/2011 2:18:31 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: athelass

Yes, Drudge is doing a great job today.

I really like the picture that shows oslama looking like the half-black Pee Wee Herman riding a bike.


28 posted on 08/18/2011 2:18:40 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“illegal immigrants”>corrected>undocumented Democrats


29 posted on 08/18/2011 2:18:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (Freedom is the freedom to say that two and two make four)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Who needs a Congress to pass a Dream Act when you have an Obama Administration that ignores current statutes?

Obama is engaging in treasonous behavior.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 2:19:06 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Apparatchik
Great. More of Obama ruling by imperial decree.

Dems see the laws of the land as lose guidelines - to follow or not based on how they 'feel'....

31 posted on 08/18/2011 2:19:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
So much for the oath Obama and Napolitano took to uphold the US Constitution.

U.S. Constitution (Presidential responsibilities)

Article 2 Section 3

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers;

he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,

and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.


32 posted on 08/18/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = A 3 Month Obama Spending Spree)
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To: GreaterSwiss

I can’t remember the estimates of how many illegal aliens there are in this country,,but to assert a case-by-case approach is crazy! It’s off-the-charts batChit! There are millions of illegals here,,how in the world is DHS going to get through all of those cases? While the illegals are waiting (years) to get their case heard, they can get a job, grab a family member to care for and meet all the criteria,,are you kidding me? What can we do about this horrible wretched thing that is running DHS?


33 posted on 08/18/2011 2:21:21 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: RWGinger

We’re way beyond calling our congress people and whining to them. They don’t listen to us.


34 posted on 08/18/2011 2:23:13 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: GreaterSwiss
...though in fiscal year 2010 the government deported nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants who it said did not have criminal records.

Aren't these aliens being here a crime? They all have criminal records by default in my book.

35 posted on 08/18/2011 2:24:42 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NEMDF
And if they are NOT going to be deporting them, then I am going with the other poster who said they should be able to reduce DHS staff very quickly.

Not deporting them violates the Rule of Law. We should never agree or be resigned to it. This should not be allowed to stand. It is an amnesty by decree.

36 posted on 08/18/2011 2:26:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Rockitz
And to think people are worried Perry was for amnesty
they need not worry now Obama has taken care of it.
People also voted against McCain because he was for amnesty and they failed to realize so was Obama
37 posted on 08/18/2011 2:27:06 PM PDT by funfan
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To: GreaterSwiss

There really is so much to use against this ba*tard in this upcoming campaign. Only way he will answer for this.


38 posted on 08/18/2011 2:28:19 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: GreaterSwiss; onyx; SE Mom; penelopesire; maggief; Liz; rodguy911; Las Vegas Ron; hoosiermama; ...
DAMN!

Constitution, laws .. NONE of it gets in his way.

Enjoy your vacation, shameless marxist.

39 posted on 08/18/2011 2:29:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: GreaterSwiss

DHS is such a worthless department.


40 posted on 08/18/2011 2:30:17 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: GreaterSwiss

...now we know why the scum bag on the vineyard.


41 posted on 08/18/2011 2:30:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: funfan

“Perry *was* for amnesty”
McCain ... *was* for amnesty.”
“so *was* Obama”

You’re living in the past.
Just lie back, spread your legs
and think about strawberries.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.

Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy,
Was he?


42 posted on 08/18/2011 2:33:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (In matters of taste, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.' T. Jefferso)
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To: GreaterSwiss
The GOP candidate need only remind the 'Espanol-only' population that a President who picks and chooses laws to be enforced as he pleases is not to be trusted. That's something they can wrap their mind around. It's that simple. Anyone with half a lifetime under the PRI knows what a dictatorship looks like.
43 posted on 08/18/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: STARWISE

OBungle will need all the votes he can get, just trying to make sure part of his base remains in the country.


44 posted on 08/18/2011 2:35:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: STARWISE

Notice how Obama tells Congress about his treasonous behaviour when Congress is not in session.


45 posted on 08/18/2011 2:37:38 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: GreaterSwiss

¡Proclamación de la emancipación!


46 posted on 08/18/2011 2:40:21 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: hillarys cankles

“They don’t listen to us.”

Hard to say that after what happned in 2010.

Absolutely some will listen now more than ever. all reps are up for re election in 15 mons.

They will listen


47 posted on 08/18/2011 2:43:38 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I was going to post something much like you did. I don’t much care which candidate it is but the one that speaks to this issue loudest has my vote.


48 posted on 08/18/2011 2:47:11 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: GreaterSwiss; All

Obama is committing treason left and right,just DARING anyone to stop him. Not a PEEP out of our House or Senate. Broom em all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 08/18/2011 2:47:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GreaterSwiss
who meet certain criteria such as a desire to vote.
50 posted on 08/18/2011 2:47:46 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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