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Dems cheer Obama’s more lenient rules on illegal immigrants (the Hussein 'we've been waiting for')
The Hill ^ | 8/18/11 | MIke Lillis

Posted on 08/18/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT by Libloather

Dems cheer Obama’s more lenient rules on illegal immigrants
By MIke Lillis - 08/18/11 05:30 PM ET

Democrats in both chambers are cheering Thursday after the Obama administration unveiled more lenient rules surrounding the deportation of illegal immigrants.

The changes — announced by the Department of Homeland Security — will allow many illegal immigrants to remain in the country and apply for work permits.

Under the new rules, DHS officials will perform a case-by-case reviews of those in line for deportation, weeding out violent criminals and other high priority cases while closing the books on those considered no threat.

The changes could be particularly beneficial to people who would be eligible for the DREAM Act, an immigration proposal pushed by Democrats that has yet to pass Congress.

The DREAM Act would offer a pathway to permanent residency — and eventually citizenship — for certain illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The bill passed the House in December, but was killed by a GOP filibuster in the Senate.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) praised the DHS announcement, saying Obama "made the right decision in changing the way they handle deportations of DREAM Act students."

“These students are the future doctors, lawyers, teachers and, maybe, Senators, who will make America stronger," Durbin said in a statement.

To be eligible for the DREAM Act, a person would need to have been in the country for at least five years; earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent; and entered an institution of higher education or the military.

Supporters say the DREAM Act would empower motivated young people to contribute to the betterment of the entire country. Opponents argue the bill lends amnesty to people who broke the law the moment they crossed the border.

The DHS policy changes are sure to draw heavy fire from Republicans who will likely view them as a unilateral move by the administration to ignore Congress's wishes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the change “will help prioritize our limited enforcement resources to focus on serious felons, gang members and individuals who are a national security threat rather than college students and veterans who have risked their lives for our country.”

“This common sense approach,” Reid added, “will address an untenable situation where the deportations of foreign drug traffickers and violent criminals face long delays because our immigration courts are overwhelmed by low-priority cases of individuals with no criminal records.”

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) sounded a similar note, hailing the move as “a victory not just for immigrants but for the American people as a whole.”

“Focusing scarce resources on deporting serious criminals, gang bangers, and drug dealers … is the right thing to do,” he said.

Since he took office, President Obama has been under fire from liberal Democrats and immigrant advocates for failing to back up campaign promises of enacting sweeping reform. Perhaps no one has been as critical as Gutierrez, who acknowledged a sudden change of heart Thursday.

“This is the Barack Obama I have been waiting for and that Latino and immigrant voters helped put in office to fight for sensible immigration policies,” he said in a statement.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; illegal; immigrants; obama
How about breaking the law by not paying taxes? The rookie Hussein MUST be for that - since it's illegal.
1 posted on 08/18/2011 7:35:19 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Oh no, the dreaded TINOs (Taxpayers In Name Only)


2 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Libloather

Obama is competing with Rick Perry. Don’t wory it only hurts because it’s true.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: Libloather

This is a slap in the face of unemployed Americans.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 7:38:51 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (King Aragorn says, Hobbits bow to NO-ONE)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Libloather

I’d like to say we need a Republican candidate who speaks out against this kind of crap, but Rick Perry, I fear, would do exactly the same thing as Obama.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 7:39:39 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Libloather

Dream Act is now the cool so is crony capitalism and muslim placating. As long as you have a big mouth and an R by your name.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 7:40:14 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: Tempest
BARICK PERRIED

7 posted on 08/18/2011 7:42:46 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Tempest
You are off your rocker comparing a decent person like Perry to a Soros puppet.

You need to cool your trolling.

8 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Libloather
Just wondering out loud...

If one has a "work permit" and is unable to find work, is that person then eligible for unemployment or other assistance?

9 posted on 08/18/2011 7:44:06 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: ncalburt

Tell me what’s different betwen Rick Perry’s and Dream Act and Obama’s?


10 posted on 08/18/2011 7:44:59 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: SatinDoll

Really? Beacause Bush was open borders and he never did what Obama is proposing. All perpsective is lost during primary season.

No, this is a first only Barry would would do. Most politicians have a sense of self preservation but not Barack...oh no, he pushes through every barrier and assumes everything will work out for him. The Clinton’s had the sense to give up with Hillarycare. This one crams it though during the most questionable of legislative practices. This current business with amnesty by executive order is just a pattern for him.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: SatinDoll

“....but Rick Perry, I fear, would do exactly the same thing as Obama.”

IMHO..that’s the only reason the RinoCracy even sees Perry as a potentially “acceptable” candidate. Otherwise he’s as off base as Palin is to them...


12 posted on 08/18/2011 7:50:38 PM PDT by mo
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To: Libloather
Obama is not liked lately by his base after the debt deal.

He's scrambling to win them back. Expect more edicts like this.

13 posted on 08/18/2011 7:54:07 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Libloather

Is it legal for him to pass such a change of this magnitude without going thru Congress?

Or is this another Libya moment?


14 posted on 08/18/2011 8:06:59 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Tempest
Obama is competing with Rick Perry. Don’t wory it only hurts because it’s true.

Obama's bypassing Congress. There's been a pattern of that with Obama. First President in my lifetime to ignore the Constitution. This is a serious move by Obama!

15 posted on 08/18/2011 8:08:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: berdie
Is it legal for him to pass such a change of this magnitude without going thru Congress?

NO!

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.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 8:11:43 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: tsowellfan

I agree - I am waiting for a public announcement from Perry. He’s gonna have to come out one way or the other. He allows illegals to have in state tuition in Texas. Unless he changes this stance I think his opponents may filet him over it and his poll numbers will drop. Of course I don’t expect Romney to be any better on the issue.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 8:12:32 PM PDT by Froggie (uires)
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To: Froggie
I would expect the black Americans are NOT going to like this Dream Act Obama just pushed forward. Black politicians may pretend its a good idea but not the black American voters.
18 posted on 08/18/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Froggie

I am waiting for a public announcement from all of the candidates and see where they stand on this Dream Act that Obama has shoved down our throats.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 8:15:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Tempest
Dream Act is now the cool so is crony capitalism and muslim placating. As long as you have a big mouth and an R by your name.

Dream Act or Scream Act. It doesn't matter. These elites ARE going to do whatever they want unless there is an all-out total revolution & that's just not going to happen. Americans are too lazy & have it too easy. When they wake up it will be too late.

20 posted on 08/18/2011 8:22:45 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Iron Munro

Thank you...that’s what I thought.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 8:44:16 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Libloather
"Dems cheer Obama’s more lenient rules on illegal immigrants"

Madness. Sheer, unadulterated insanity...

Democrats are truly a party of treason. They need to be arrested for such, and forcibly expatriated immediately.

22 posted on 08/18/2011 9:05:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


23 posted on 08/18/2011 10:04:49 PM PDT by HiJinx ("The wealthy and satisfied do not migrate, they stagnate." ~ Louis L'Amour)
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To: Libloather

Of course the commie Dems are cheering. They get the votes and the Republicans will have to support the sorry bastards. A whole new batch of Xenoamericans that are going to need handouts and freebies. Elections do have consequences.


24 posted on 08/18/2011 10:11:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Libloather

Hey Maxine is this going to get black jobs?


25 posted on 08/18/2011 10:28:37 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama get our AAA back.)
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To: Tempest

Yup and its hardly the only place they’ll compete for the same hearts and minds.


26 posted on 08/19/2011 3:44:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: I see my hands

Hehehe that’s a good one.


27 posted on 08/19/2011 8:37:09 AM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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