Skip to comments.Obama Ready to Roll Out New Amnesty Carpet for Illegals
Posted on 05/10/2011 12:01:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Amnesty or bust. Though not using those words, that's expected to be the message President Barack Obama will deliver in the border town of El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday.
Obama, according to unofficial reports, will argue that his administration has tightened America's borders and stepped up deportations, and that it is time for Congress to enact a "path to citizenship" for at least some of the estimated 11 million illegal aliens in this country.
Wary congressional Republicans and even a few Democrats say that "path to citizenship" means "amnesty," and they're not willing to go down that road again. Previous amnesty programs, which effectively rewarded lawbreakers, simply enticed more illegals to enter the country.
Obama, eager to make good on campaign promises from 2008 and bolster his Hispanic base for 2012, says the time is ripe for immigration reform. The administration reports that it deported a record 392,000 immigrants, and has put more "boots on the ground" along America's southern border.
Workplace raids have stepped up, too, and more businesses are using the federal E-Verify program to screen new hires.
As for the illegals who remain, reformers argue that it is unrealistic to expect the government to deport some 11 million people.
But the experience in Arizona suggests that self-deportation occurs when and where immigration laws are toughened.
Weeks before Arizona's strict law went into effect, large numbers of Hispanics left the state for good.
Schools in Hispanic areas reported unusually big drops in enrollment, USA Today reported. A district superintendent said parents told him the Arizona law was the reason for them leaving.
Arizona's immigration-control measure, signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, requires a police officer to determine a person's immigration status if they are stopped, detained or arrested and there is "reasonable suspicion" they are in the country illegally.
Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Brewer, said it's difficult to gauge how many people are leaving because of the law, but "If that means that fewer people are breaking the law, that is absolutely an accomplishment."
A court challenge by the U.S. Justice Department has since put the law into legal limbo. The administration's action indicates that Obama will not be calling for tougher national enforcement on Tuesday.
Still, Washington and Arizona appear to have found common ground with at least one effective immigration tool -- E-Verify.
When Arizona passed a 2007 law that enhanced penalties on businesses that hired undocumented workers, some 100,000 illegals left the state, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
E-Verify -- which combines Social Security and driver's license databases -- enables employers to check new employees' eligibility to work legally in this country. The federal program is free and the latest studies show it has a high accuracy rate.
Upgraded to handle up to 60 million requests at a time, E-Verify has an accuracy rate exceeding 95 percent, according to independent and government studies.
In addition to Arizona, several states and thousands of businesses have adopted E-Verify. Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered its use by agencies under his control, but the state Legislature killed bills that would have extended it to the private sector.
Immigration-control advocates say that shutting off employment to illegals will inevitably result in self-deportation. If there is no work, there is no reason to stay, they contend.
The Center for Immigration Studies, a pro-enforcement think tank based in Washington, D.C., adds that tighter control of welfare benefits can also have a salutary effect.
Census Bureau data show that 57 percent of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) use at least one welfare program (versus 39 percent for native households). Illegal residents can obtain benefits because few agencies require recipients to provide proof of citizenship.
In the meantime, in advance of Obama's speech, the rhetoric is ramping up for immigration "reform" by any means necessary.
Speaking at a South Bend, Ind., church Sunday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez quoted Obama from 2008, talking about the need to change an immigration system where communities are "terrorized" by immigration raids and where "nursing mothers are torn from their babies."
Worried that the GOP-controlled House will oppose anything that smacks of amnesty, the Illinois Democrat said he's looking for the president to use "discretionary powers" to enact the changes.
In an indication of where he is heading Tuesday, Obama recently conducted a series of private meetings with business executives, evangelical leaders and Hispanic activists -- the same groups that repeatedly blurred the distinction between "legal" and "illegal" immigrants in helping to defeat Florida's modest E-Verify legislation.
H/T to the Drudge Report.
Then we need to yank it out from under him.
Of course it does. Because there already IS a path to citizenship for anyone desiring it.
That path happens to be hard, requires time, patience and some (gasp!) learning.
Far easier to just wave the magic wand and make all these illegal invaders into Democrat voters.
Trying to use his Osama bounce to continue his socialist agends.
I hope the Polish in Chicago and New York get upset with him.
How long ‘til the DNC sets up “voter pre-registration” offices in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica...
George Soros will fund them!
BO needs to be impeached! It should of been done, already! Have a vote, and then everybody will be on record on how they voted on BO impeachment.
I feel sorry for them because Obama is just trying to USE them for the next election.........
1. No welfare for LEGAL immigrants on a green card until a 10 year US resident, 7 years if they’re a citizen. IDGAF if they have kids or not.
2. Amend law to disallow anchor babies.
3. Restrict LEGAL immigration by giving preference to immigrants with an education first, and to English speaking or Westernized countries.
4. Disallow dual citizenship. Make immigrants “shit or get off the pot.” If they want US citizenship, they must go to their native country’s embassy and renounce their citizenship with that nation.
5. Militarize the border. Shoot to kill. Sure, it’s brutal, but it’ll only have to happen a half dozen times before they get the hint.
6. Tell Mexico that if they continue to encourage drug smugglers and their own uneducated trash to come here we’ll consider it an act of war.
7. Mandatory deportation, no questions asked, of any illegal immigrant apprehended for ANY crime or traffic violation.
8. $275,000 fine per instance for employers knowingly hiring illegals or those using a fake or stolen SSN.
9. ENFORCE THE EXISTING LAWS!
10. Voter ID law.
11. Anyone who chooses to harbor illegals in their home, or directly employ them (such as for a housekeeper) is subject to a fine. This would not include hiring a contractor or company - as long as the contractor himself is legal, or the company is registered as a US corporation, but the contractor can be prosecuted in such an instance if their employees are illegal.
Right now we are going threw the process of bringing our daughter in law to the US. It isn’t easy and it isn’t cheap and it takes a year or more after they have been married.
It would be so much easier to fly her to Mexico or Canada and have her walk across. Maybe then she could have her babies at taxpayer expense, collect food stamps, welfare and section 8 housing. We talked about the requirements with our Congress critters office and they recommended we hire an immigration lawyer.
I will argue with anyone who supports amnesty. I will never vote for a candidate who support it. I don’t care what party they are in.
An engraved invite was issued to the Pelcastre brothers of Dallas---the WH was pleased with the way the two undermined US ntl security.
July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ
Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)
Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.
Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.
The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards. ####
I second your idea. Too bad we have a bunch of traitors in our government that will never make something like this happen
And then immediately bus them over to Democrat headquarters where they will be promised free everything for life and signed up on their voter rolls.
"Of course it does. Because there already IS a path to citizenship for anyone desiring it. That path happens to be hard, requires time, patience and some (gasp!) learning."
Correct! I became a naturalized citizen in 1993 in San Jose, CA. Had to endure the snotty Mexican civil servant with the thick accent who asked me "Why do you think you deserve to be a citizen of America?" Well for one thing I lost my accent long ago, dumbazz. It was a long trail of paper work, money, and time but was well worth it. Thank you America!