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Obama Administration may Hurt Immigrants Because it has Bypassed Legislative Process
The Mercurial ^ | 08/15/2012 | Matthew Beres

Posted on 08/16/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT by MatthewBeres

On June 15, a Department of Homeland Security memorandum by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced President Obama’s immigration policy directive, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which goes into effect today.

Undocumented immigrant advocacy groups, immigration lawyers, and illegal/undocumented immigrants have been feverishly preparing since the announcement. Most of these efforts concentrated on educating the public about Deferred Action, and beginning the process of collecting required documentation.

At the time, these stakeholders were preparing for an application they had not yet seen, an unknown application submission deadline, potentially overwhelming numbers of applicants, and other unknown variables that may yet come as a shocking surprise with the actual release of the application.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; bortolleto; deferredaction; dreamact; immigration
This is a unique perspective coming from the New York Metro area.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 7:38:51 AM PDT by MatthewBeres
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To: MatthewBeres

I do not understand why I haven’t heard of any party filing a federal lawsuit at least looking for an injunction against this unconstitutional order. Is there any?


2 posted on 08/16/2012 7:44:19 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: MatthewBeres
But now people know who and were they are. If the economy gets any worse......

Oboma set them up. NOW they're on record.

3 posted on 08/16/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MatthewBeres
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

29yr old and 30yr old children welcome!

4 posted on 08/16/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: MatthewBeres

Since the federal government has handled the Social Security program that’s been in effect 70+ years so well, we know what we can expect from this sloppy amnesty decree, rushed through to buy illegal alien votes. Prediction: There will be many career criminals with Obama papers who will have two years to prey on U.S. citizens unmolested.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: frogjerk

Members of Congress are out looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and NADA. We have a Congress inhabited by eunuchs, IMO.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 8:00:04 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: concerned about politics

Exactly!! And if the next President isn’t obmaa, this executive order could be rescinded, and these illegals have exposed themselves.

I really hope someone points that out to them.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: MatthewBeres

Dumb and Dumber still under water on the poll #’s this late into the 2012 election cycle...their goose is cooked.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: MatthewBeres

Keep in mind that the original requirements for the reprieve were that the provisionally amnestied “children” had to: be under the age of 31 and entered the country before their 16th birthday and currently in school, graduated from high school or have a GED or honorably discharged from the US military; no convictions of felony or three misdemeanors; and don’t pose a threat to national or public security.

The main reason this country—in the past at least—has rejected a chief executive issuing (royal) edicts/diktats is that such things tend to be arbitrary and/or capricious. In other words, like something a king with unbridled powers would issue.

And here King Obama is already talking about bending his own requirements, that is, giving the DREAM dispensation that Congress—our, uh, legislature as you may recall—refused to provide.
He has mandated that this de facto amnesty be given to dropouts, young people who can’t speak English (didn’t sneak across our border before their 16th birthday) gang-bangers and drunks who kill Americans daily and “children” possibly into their late 30s and 40s.

In other words, its a stacked deck—stacked against Americans and for Democrats.

Here’s what Romney had to say about it when asked specifically on Face The Nation shortly after the program was announced whether he would repeal it.
“It would be overtaken by events, if you will, by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution with legislation which creates law that relates to these individuals such that they know what their setting is going to be not just done for the term of a president but on a permanent basis,” Romney said.

If anyone can translate this into English, as Ross Perot once said: “I’m all ears.”
Sorry to say, this gobbledegook sounds better than what we’re seeing out of the WH.
If Mitt’s still confused in 4 years, he joins Jughead in retirement.
In the meantime, Romney and his people have to get their s*** wired on this issue.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 10:00:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: MatthewBeres; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

10 posted on 08/16/2012 10:07:10 AM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: MatthewBeres

Even legal immigrants I know who have obeyed the letter of the law describe the bureaucratic process as a pure fustercluck. This is going to be far worse.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 10:22:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MatthewBeres
Obama Administration may Hurt Immigrants Because it has Bypassed Legislative Process

IMHO, every Governor of every State needs to scream 'abuse of power' at the top of their lungs and flatly refuse to implement it until it comes down through the proper Constitutional channels.

Due to recent passage of laws in Arizona, Gov Brewer of Arizona is standing alone.....and she shouldn't be.

12 posted on 08/16/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MatthewBeres

The list of names and personal details of the illegals who register may be leaked or sold to advertisers or others who may try to exploit them. Obama you’re a genius. (sarc.)


13 posted on 08/16/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi
The list of names and personal details of the illegals who register may be leaked or sold to advertisers or others who may try to exploit them. used by ICE to deport them. (fixed it)
14 posted on 08/16/2012 12:05:33 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Petruchio

Thanks for the correction. And then watch Obama take the credit for deporting them.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 12:30:57 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: MatthewBeres
Headline?

The "other side" of being legal, minimum wages, other conditions apply..
Both Employers And Workers Not Happy With Legal Status
Cut off from benefits undocumented workers have employers and workers demand a return.

. . . "Now we have to pay wages equal to citizens who support their families without taxpayer subsidies. It hurts our profits" . . . .

16 posted on 08/16/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: concerned about politics

If they give their real info. Can anyone just go and say they are illegal and get new ID? This can be a new sting by the guy who outed Acorn


17 posted on 08/16/2012 10:15:50 PM PDT by Tspud1
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To: concerned about politics

If they give their real info. Can anyone just go and say they are illegal and get new ID? This can be a new sting by the guy who outed Acorn


18 posted on 08/16/2012 10:15:50 PM PDT by Tspud1
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To: MatthewBeres; HiJinx; Petruchio; Tspud1

From my NumbersUSA newsletter
SIGN PETITION AGAINST ADMINISTRATION’S CONTINUING NULLIFICATION OF IMMIGRATION LAWS.
Here is what the union asks the public: Sign this petition to John Morton telling him that he should be encouraging ICE agents to enforce the laws duly enacted by Congress. Law enforcement officers should NEVER be punished for upholding the law.
click http://petitions.iceunion.org/petitions

Federal immigration law enforcement agents are boldly challenging their bosses in the Administration. Today, they have put up a petition on their website that protests what they consider to be threats of punishment if they don’t follow orders to violate immigration laws passed by Congress.
The union’s website invites the public to sign the petition and stand behind these courageous immigration agents. Sign their petition. Then ask all your friends to sign it.

The petition is addressed to ICE Director John Morton.
He is the author of the infamous Morton Memo of a year ago that provided the framework for the Department of Homeland Security’s actions beginning today in accepting applications for the mini-DREAM amnesty.
The Morton Memo broadened the concept of prosecutorial discretion to the point that huge classes of illegal aliens could be exempted by the Administration from having to obey immigration laws.
But ICE agents are finding that the Administration’s new rules actually don’t give them much discretion at all.
The Administration’s supposed prosecutorial discretion is in fact the absolute loss of discretion by ICE agents to do anything except ignore the law.
The ICE union website states:
Reports are now emerging of ICE agents using their prosecutorial discretion, but then being punished if they determine an illegal alien should be put in deportation proceedings.
A veteran ICE agent recently arrested an illegal alien who had 10 traffic violations. The ICE agent determined, in his discretion, the alien did not fit within the outline of the Morton memo or the Executive DREAM Order and initiated deportation proceedings.
The agent’s supervisors overruled him and ordered him to release the illegal alien.
As a result of attempting to do his job, the agent in question is now facing a three-day suspension. If suspended now, this military veteran and eighteen year federal law enforcement officer will be fired and lose all retirement benefits earned if he attempts to exercise prosecutorial discretion again in the future.
Not surprisingly, a union would recognize the threat to all American workers if ICE agents don’t have the discretion to actually enforce immigration laws.
I was thrilled to see that the union for ICE agents has taken the lead today in pushing back.
Won’t you please do everything you can to spread the word about this petition through email, on websites and through Talk Radio?
Here is what the union asks the public: Sign this petition to John Morton telling him that he should be encouraging ICE agents to enforce the laws duly enacted by Congress. Law enforcement officers should NEVER be punished for upholding the law.

click http://petitions.iceunion.org/petitions


19 posted on 08/17/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sunny48

Petition would not work with Firefox. I had to use Internet Exploder.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: MatthewBeres; All

The agency in charge of processing/approving these aliens is USCIS. The most dysfunctional outfit EVER. They will either lose the apps or rubber stamp them all.

“A Day in the Life of USCIS”- (Is this any way to protect our nation?)

Letter from Mike Cutler, former INS agent who testifies before congress and appears on various news programs:

I just came across the item I have attached below when I reviewed the latest edition of USCIS Today. The date of this edition was April 6, 2006. Clearly the folks who work for USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) the division of the Department of Homeland Security that adjudicates applications for a wide array of immigration benefits have their work cut out for them.

Last month the GAO issued a report of their findings concerning the critical issue of immigration benefit fraud. While the use of the term “critical” has been used often to describe a variety of issues of varying significance, it is entirely appropriate to consider immigration benefit fraud to indeed, be a critical issue. It is through benefit fraud that two-thirds of the terrorists who have been identified as operating within our nation up to the attacks of September 11, 2001 utilized immigration benefit fraud to either enter the United States or embed themselves in the United States so that they could hide in plain sight as they prepared to attempt to attack our nation and our people. The GAO report can be found at: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06259.pdf

The document shows just how much work is being done at this point in time, prior to the implementation of any guest worker amnesty program. There is still a significant backlog and with the pressure on to process as many applications as possible, quality control is the casualty of this process at USCIS. There is no way that the beleaguered employees of USCIS can deal with a guest worker amnesty program that would result in millions upon millions of additional applications being dumped into the over worked system [snip]

http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/DayinLife_050629.pdf (click here to see orignial document)

Some of the DAILY work of USIS according to their own document:

* Conduct 135,000 national security background checks

* process 30,000 applications for immigrant benefits

* Issue 7,000 permanent resident cards (green cards -PER DAY)

* Welcome 2100 new citizens.

* Welcome 3500 new permanent residents.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/04/day-in-life-of-uscis-is-this-any-way.html

Whatever the ramifications of this illegal move by Obama, one thing is for sure....USCIS will make a giant fiasco out of it!

GAO Report Indicates Up to 30,000 Citizenship Applications Processed Without Consulation of Important Background Materials
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Senators Chuck Grassley and Susan Collins today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that says 111,000 alien files (A-files) were missing in 14 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices. The report also says that as many as 30,000 immigrants’ applications to become U.S. citizens were processed despite the missing files. USCIS is responsible for processing noncitizens’ applications to live or work in the U.S., either permanently or on a temporary basis, or to become a U.S. citizen..snip

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/minority-media/gao-report-indicates-up-to-30-000-citizenship-applic


21 posted on 08/17/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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