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Immigrants who missed deadline for Obama reprieve lament
The Boston Globe ^ | July 1, 2012 | By Martine Powers

Posted on 07/01/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

For three blissful days earlier this month, Raquel, a housekeeper living in Lynn, thought President Obama’s recent announcement on immigration would solve all her problems.

Raquel was 4 when her parents brought her to the United States from Mexico; she has lived in America, undocumented, for more than a quarter-century.

But in the office of her immigration attorney, Jeffrey B. Rubin, Raquel’s hopes were dashed: She had turned 31 at the end of April. The presidential measure applies only to those under the age of 30 who came to this country when they were 16 or younger. She missed eligibility by less than two months.

“It gets me angry, because why didn’t he do this since the beginning [of his term]?” said Raquel, who asked to be identified by her middle name because she fears deportation. “I know that [Obama] is helping . . . but unfortunately, he has moved his game pieces too late for some of us.”

Raquel thinks about where she would be now if Obama had pushed through the deferred action plan years ago.

But there is also a flip side of the eligibility constraints: Young people who arrived in the United States after they turned 16, too late to reap the benefits of the policy. They argue that while they may not have been a child when they arrived in American borders, they were still constrained by their parents’ decisions.

Vinicius Quirino, 26, came to the United States from Brazil just after he turned 17. When he first heard the announcement earlier this month, he said, he immediately felt joy for friends who would benefit from a work permit and a reprieve from the threat of deportation, but bemoaned his parents’ bad timing.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; borders; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 07/01/2012 6:29:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh what the heck. It’s only a couple of months. Give her amnesty.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 6:31:45 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Boo fricking hoo


3 posted on 07/01/2012 6:32:11 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Domino effect and division... Hey, I’m still waiting for my amnesty, which is to live without liberals around hanging at my neck like French slime or leeches.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 6:33:04 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

So seize her assets, detain her, deport her. Problem solved. Have a nice day.


5 posted on 07/01/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I love your corrolaries.


6 posted on 07/01/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sob stories will continue until everyone on the planet is a US citizens. It’s for the children.


7 posted on 07/01/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m confused: was the author’s point that I should give a rat’s ass?


8 posted on 07/01/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How many anchor babies has Raquel knocked out by now?


9 posted on 07/01/2012 6:43:17 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Raquel was 4 when her parents brought her to the United States from Mexico; she has lived in America, undocumented, for more than a quarter-century.

Well, somebody missed the documentation boat there didn't they?

Send her illegal a$$ back to where it belongs.

10 posted on 07/01/2012 6:44:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Boo fricking hoo

Boo Frickin' hoo too,two,to! So there, their,they're.

My kauphy is just now kicking in.

11 posted on 07/01/2012 6:47:09 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ladyjane

yeah lets make it 50 yrs old...their 80 year old parent brought them here.


12 posted on 07/01/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: ladyjane

Sure, only two months, but what about the illegals who miss by four months? Heck, give them amnesty too. Then the 6-monthers, then the ones who missed by a year. Then two years, then four years.

Why not just abolish the border, and make all Mexicans US citizens with full voting and welfare rights?


13 posted on 07/01/2012 6:49:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ladyjane

“Oh what the heck. It’s only a couple of months. Give her amnesty.”

Lets just change it so anyone who is under 100 and were brought here before they turned 80 will now get amnesty.


14 posted on 07/01/2012 6:51:08 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: ladyjane

“Oh what the heck. It’s only a couple of months. Give her amnesty.”

Lets just change it so anyone who is under 100 and were brought here before they turned 80 will now get amnesty.


15 posted on 07/01/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: All

he’ll give all the illegals, hell he’ll give all of Mexico “administrative relief” after he gets re-elected..


16 posted on 07/01/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Welcome to the world of vote buying Raquel.

Team Obama took a hard look at the total illegal population and decided what subgroup was most likely to vote for him and the dimocrats. The older illegals had too much experience and life experience to be suckered in; the young were gullable enough to believe that his actions would solve all of their problems. Do I dare say “Obama stash from 2008/9?”

Illegal immigration has become the racial issue of the 21st century. Until politicians and ministers at all levels understand two things - patch work fixes only exacerbate the problem and like it or not the illegal immigrants are illegal from the moment they became immigrants - this issue will be a bleeding sore to be exploited for political gain by politicians of all stripes.

17 posted on 07/01/2012 7:07:40 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just after the SC BS decision, BO announced amnesty for the parents of the “victims”. So she’ll get her voting rights with no problem. Let’s quit with the sob stories.


18 posted on 07/01/2012 7:18:21 AM PDT by albie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No need to fret.

This is only the first step by Obama to full forgiveness and amnesty for all illegal aliens.

He will implement the policy changes slowly in order to milk the maximum number of votes and extort the maximum amount of campaign donations.

After he finishes squeezing the illegals, watch for him to move on to pardons for convicted criminals.

There are many potential new democrat voters and financial contributors out there - it just takes time to cut the deals.


19 posted on 07/01/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dick Obama will keep expanding the date a bit at a time. Oops. You missed by a month? OK, let’s extend it a year. Oh, you missed by a week? OK, let’s extend it another year.


20 posted on 07/01/2012 7:48:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: EGPWS

She’ll just use her other ID and problem solved. It was just a little mistake. There are no 30-35 year old illegals living in this country any longer. And how do you document when you sneaked in? Landlord’s letter?


21 posted on 07/01/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry Rachel.

Everything was just hunky-dory ‘til 0bama got ‘selected’, wasn’t it?

Who did you and all your friends vote for Rachel?
Think about it Rachel.
Being thrown under the bus really hurts by someone you thought you could trust.

Maybe all your illegal friends better think twice about voting for this known liar next election.
You see Republicans don’t dislike immigrants. They just want a solution to a sticky situation without causing any problems for the rest of the country and not cause a divide among all the people—just for votes.

As you can now see how 0bama is treating Americans—you too will be in the same boat after he gets what he wants. You may be free for a little while but one day you would be like all the rest of us—under the thumb of the same type of dick-tater you run from. The same type of country you run from. The same type of living you run from because they are ‘CHANGING’ the American dream in the long run.

So try living in Mexico for a while. Get all the people together and change your own country first. Maybe one day you’ll have millions of Americans trying to get into Mexico—because America will be the new Mexico with all the same old bad.

America will no longer be the only shining light of freedom in the world.


22 posted on 07/01/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Buh bye


23 posted on 07/01/2012 8:01:22 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
feh...
24 posted on 07/01/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More lawlessness from the Obama/Roberts regime.


25 posted on 07/01/2012 8:02:42 AM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe these illegals missed a cut-off point rather than a deadline. So sad. But you can bet Obama will revise the time frame cut-offs if he gets another four years.


26 posted on 07/01/2012 8:30:22 AM PDT by Will88
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To: ladyjane

When do you think the law suits will start? Different classes of illegal aliens under the law is unconstitutional.Certainly La Raza and Mecha are aware of the concept of equal protection under the law.

CC


27 posted on 07/01/2012 8:33:14 AM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Raquel, there is always the age old solution to your problem:

Move to the Boca Raton area into a condo across the street from Century Village. Find a lonely Jewish widower with a bad heart. Marry him, get your citizenship in order, then start having sex five times a day with him until he keels over.

Problem sovled . . .


28 posted on 07/01/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How long before these illegals start claiming age discrimination and sue?


29 posted on 07/01/2012 8:49:15 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t that just a shame. Do I need a sarc tag?


30 posted on 07/01/2012 11:58:15 AM PDT by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: Captain Compassion

Interesting. I hadn’t thought about that. You’re right.


31 posted on 07/01/2012 1:37:39 PM PDT by ladyjane
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