Skip to comments.Obama administration to offer immunity to up to 800,000 illegals
Posted on 06/15/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf
WASHINGTON The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.
Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. The officials who described the plan spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it in advance of the official announcement.
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Blatant Hispanic Vote-buying by the Messiah, and it will be CHEERED on the Network News Shows all weekend.
He don't need no stinkin' CONGRESS, or Constitution!
This should cost him North Carolina. Obama, First Dictator, just shot himself in the foot.
People on twitter calling congress members
Told them step up, or pack up. Why bother still being there? Sen Contact>
I saw this on Fox News this morning.
Obama is by-passing congress (again) with this move.
How do you like your brown-eyed boy now, everyone?
Romney’s looking better to me, how about you?
Trying to leave a mess for Romney.
Doesn't having a rogue despot in the White House bother them in the least?
All you recent high school and college graduates out there had better realize that the size of the pool of available jobs out there has been effectively shrunk because upwards of 800,000 illegal immigrants now have been given immunity AND work permits. Deal with it. Go ahead and vote for Obama and see what happens to your J-O-B...
Obama’s coalition is to be illegals, welfare cases, minorities only. He has decided to double down and lead a “revolution” of disaffected leftist groups.
We don’t need no stinkin jobs either, because he will give work permits to citizens of another country while millions of Americans are thrown out of the work force.
This is bait for Romney. He better think carefully before being hooked.
I'm so totally fooled!
It's not amnesty! It's immunity! Like a shot to stop chicken pox!
Who can object?!
“...if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30...”
There will be a rush in Latino communities to get new fake birth certificates with the proper dates to qualify for Obama’s amnesty.
Jobs for 800,000 illegal legals. Isn’t that grand! Is he giving them voting rights, too?
"....under those conditions, that brings the number down to 6"
Before we kick this communists pig out he will finish off what he can of America and most we will not be able to reverse. He is working now as a dictator and is throwing America to the illegals.
Well it might save a lot of money if we got rid of Congress. /s
Look for new Romney voters.
Obama to black people - DROP DEAD!!!!