Skip to comments.Obama immigration plan may spare 800,000 from deportation
Posted on 06/15/2012 12:04:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
WASHINGTON (AP) 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 election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration immigration policies and a record number of deportations last year.
The policy change, announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It 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 attend college or have served in the military.
The move comes in an election year in which the Hispanic vote could be critical in tossup states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida that could go either Republican or Democratic. While President Barack Obama enjoys support from a majority of Hispanic voters, Latino enthusiasm for the president has been tempered by the slow economic recovery, his inability to win congressional support for a broad overhaul of immigration laws and by his administration's aggressive deportation policy.
Activists opposing his deportation policies last week mounted a hunger strike at an Obama campaign office in Denver, and other protests were planned for this weekend.
Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' annual conference next week in Florida. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.
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It always has been easier for them to gain citizenship. The US military have recruited from other countries.
However, this should not work for illegal aliens. I don't see how or by them lying on their service entry application.
There's always a background check that should have disqualified illegals from US military service.
Which brings up another badboy Obama issue. A patriotic, natural born citizen would always protect the sovereignty of his country. Not with Obama though, in his own words, he stated in his Berlin, Germany speech, he is a "world citizen" among many others he has held or still holds.
I sense a ton of state lawsuits are going to hit Obama next week.
The longer they can drag it out the better.
Blast President Obama for Amnestying Illegal Aliens
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
(if the comment line is not working, please call the White House switchboard: 202-456-1414).
If you are particularly outraged, you may call both.
Lamar Smith, R-Texas, suggests impeachment
Steve King, R-Iowa, is now preparing to sue for usurpation of power and get a restraining order just like he did against his own governor in Iowa.
I have thought the same thing. A citizen who loves the nation would never do this even if his political advisers told him it was the only way to win reelection.
A person who loved the United States would say it is not right, it is against the law, it endangers the sovereignty of the nation, it stomps on the principles of the rule-of-law and it pisses on the Constitution. He would say it violates my principles and I won’t do it.
On hold now, and I will ask permission to record my call.
On hold now, and I will ask permission to record my call.
I got through!
I was very polite, and asked for permission to record my call...I was put on the line with a supervisor, who asked why, and told them for personal reasons. I was denied, then the female supervisor on the line refused to identify themselves even by first name, and I made my polite comment. At this point the telephone connection was disconnected followed by a dial tone.
I’m on hold right now too. I did get through at the second number and they sent me to this infernal hold number. no way I’m hanging up. I want to blast someone’s ears with my displeasure.
Who, what entity is going to “process” all these 800,000? (And don’t we just love these arbitrary numbers ... )
What are the rules after that? Do those with “work permits” get those fancy new ID numbers that aren’t really citizen social security numbers, yet enable them to file for tax refunds? Oh, because now that they’re “legal” to work ..of COURSE they pay taxes ...and thus, are “qualified” to obtain refunds!
Come the hell ON — this is literally going to lead to the total RAPING, LOOTING AND PILLAGING of the American treasury!!
Great!! That’s a start. Now if we can some others motivated ... :-)
I AM LITERALLY MAD AS I'VE EVER BEEN!!!
I finally did get through. A nice woman asked me for my comments and I told her that the president is not above our Constitution or Congress and that what he did is illegal and he needs to be impeached. She said, “thank you”, and sighed. I hope to heck they’re getting hammered with calls. From her tone, I think the White Hut is having a bad day, and WELL DESERVED.
The Omamunnist stepped in it big time.
Ask them for permission to record the call.
It’s too late now. I’ve been out all day and I don’t understand this permission to record the call. I imagine it has something to do with holding them accountable. Can you explain the reasoning please, at the risk of me sounding incredibly stupid? Erghhh.
Really? That sounds nice to me.
I won’t call the bastards since when I did a long time before now I got on a mailing list. It makes me feel filthy to get anything from them. Like it would to lie down with a whore or something like that.
I finally went to the postmaster and got them to stop delivering from the whitey hut, something about unsolicited mail or other.
As long as I have breath in my body and a voice, I am going to use it to express my opinion when the president is breaking the law.
Who the heck cares about being on a mailing list and compares it to laying down with a whore. Really???
The whoremonger is in the White House and I sure as h@ll am going to tell them what I think about it.
Fact is, they're recording every call coming in and will use some of the pro-leftist calls for his campaign commercials. .
Never mind where Obama was born. He was not brought up with American values but rather with Communist/Marxist ones. These are the core values he will seek to impose on America. Political correctness has allowed him to advance his goals most admirably.
Who is stopping you?