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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Hope you are right not2. My wife is from Peru and called this move months ago; that Obama would get desperate and try to legalize all the illegals.
This household is furious and I have already called and e-mailed Bill Nelson and asked him to speak out against Obama. He is a worthless zombie though.
And yes, the wife is a full-fledged US citizen the correct, legal way. We were patient for years and paid the fees as expected. And she is an awesome, conservative woman that hates RINO’s.
This move by Obama should cost him Florida as their calculations will backfire.
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.
Oh by all means give AMNESTY to all the illegal aliens who have served in the US military...
and explain to me how they were accepted into an institution which requires proof of US citizenship or legal residence ...(a Green Card)...
BTW the day they turned 18 they cease to be so called law abiding...
They were now breaking the law all on their own...
so just the law abiding adult illegal aliens who have served in the military should apply...
Good luck with that...
No obeying this order!
Backlash is coming against Obama come November.
They sense a RUBIO VP and more loss of Latino votes due to this pick by Mitt... this is real desperation!
Why would they have the high ground? Where have they set the example to follow? Where not both Reagan and Bush for and pushed for amnesty? If this stands, the GOP thru demographics and spite are finished.
Romneys looking better to me, how about you?
Well when Willie Mitty extends that AMNESTY to the parents and other family members and drops the or serve in the military part..
how about you then ???
In some countries citizens wake up to learn that one individual has, by decree, changed major national policy. Evidently the United States of America has become one of those countries.
My 79 year old Mother, Betty Geissler, died Feb 4th. She is the one who started me in FR. She registered after I showed her how but never made a post. Read FR hourly for many years. She was a prayer warrior before there were prayer warriors. As much as I miss her I am glad she didn’t have to witness this idiot taking our country down the toilet. It would have driven her mad. I know she is rolling over in her grave as we speak. I am waiting in EAGER anticipation to a response from Congress and eventually SCOTUS. If things continue you can find me in the Caribbean under the closest palm tree with my laptop and FR.
That surprise is pending the Zimmerman case...see sig.
I really dislike Romney.
Between Obama/Pannetta forcing DOD to celibrate Gay Pride Month and this executive order version of the failed Dream Act legislation, and Romney being a coward (more likely traitor) on both, I find the whole thing discouraging.
Typical Romney defense :”He wouldnt have gone as far as Obama did”
Zero must have gotten it mixed up.
He was supposed to import jobs and EXPORT illegal immigrants.
the MSM is already with the meme, this is Marco Rubio’s idea.
He takes Rubio out of the race with this amnesty stunt.
It is already a law and King Amabo used his administrative privilege under certain parameters. Not everything King does is evil just the motive.
Good riddance! He's now revealed as another of Obama's Useful Idiots.
This evil admin is doing everything they can to destroy this country. They must be stopped. These cowardly RINO’s in Washington better stop this insanity before the futures of our children are destroyed.
Again the administration adopts a plan with no details. Those eligible have to graduate high school, which in some, if not may cases is a free education paid for at the hands of local taxpayers. Will they be eligible for government and state grants, loans and scholarships for college? Will they have to pay in state or foreign tuition? How do they join the military without U.S. documentation? What will the military requirements be? If they join the military (2 year enlistment with Honorable Discharge) will they be eligible for the same GI Bill that our government funds for American soldiers. Again, policy presented without the details and this policy should be detailed precisely to the administrations intent so there is no question or legal debate.
Then herd them all right over to the nearest New Acorn office to register them all as Democrats.
rubio’s proposal was a “starting point” (his words) it was never intended as the final version (his words)
I now see GED mills popping up where ANYONE WITH A PULSE will have a diploma. Also how many illegas ill be going to private schools.
CONGRATS TAXPAYERS, you will pay MORE for useless union public school teachers.
Baraq Sheik Obomba has just created 800,000 votes for himself.
“So let it be written. So let it be done.” said Pharaoh (Yul Brynner) in the 1956 movie The Ten Commandments
With an all-powerful Executive Branch, why do we even bother with Representatives of We the People any longer?!? Once again, when Obama doesn’t get what HE (!!!) wants from our elected Representatives, he just proclaims that IT WILL BE by Executive Order or through rules enacted by his proxies in the Executive Departments.
Your link says 4.2 Billion in refund credits.
Sooooo can these people vote? Or we’re just not deporting them?
Fags in the military, gay marriage, enough debt to destroy a nation, illegal amnesty, increased taxes, fast-and-furious to kill the second amendment. Get ready boys, civil war may be upon us soon by the Great Divider Obama-hole in Chief!
What the executive branch can grant, the executive branch can take away. Say, on January 21, 2013.
What the executive branch can grant, the executive branch can take away. Say, on January 21, 2013.
This will also serve as a "No Confidence" vote for Obama, undermining his authority immediately as few Illegals sign up for the program.
I called Rubio’s office (he’s one of my Senators), and they had “no official position at this time.”
Unemployment just jumped 800,000?
What makes you think these children don’t already have jobs?
If anyone thinks that Boehner or McConnell will do anything but speak a few words, they will be sadly mistaken.
Obama clearly understands that the GOP-e will have NO disagreement with his actions.
If our leadership in Congress truly believe this act to be unconstitutional they would act. My bet is NOTHING will be done.
Maybe we need to start an “Obamaville” on the front lawn of every US Senator and Representative?
“As I recall this is the Dream Act which Obama couldnt get the votes for.”
That’s exactly why he did this. Stroke of the pen, law of the land...kinda cool, eh?
Amnesty has never worked. It did not work in the 1980s and it will not work now. All this will do is speed up our transition to being a third world hispanic hole a la Mexico. Take one look at demographic trends and you’ll see where we are headed. The hispanization of America will destroy the Republican party and make us even more of a big government corrupt welfare state. One need only look at hispanic voting trends and their love of welfare to know that.
This is the exact meme of the regime. Tough on illegals the week before and then its Christmas the week after. Just more triangulation. Being on all sides of all issues all the time,Axel learned it from Bubba.
Yep, it’s not constitutional, since this is Congress’ domain
“The Supreme Court has ruled that the Congressional power to regulate naturalization, from Article 1, Section 8, includes the power to regulate immigration (see, for example, Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong, 426 U.S. 88 ).”
Like most of what he does this rallies his liberal/progressive base behind him. What they really want is for him to demand a massive stimulus package bigger than the 2009 one.
But notice he sees little political drawback in doing this. Romney is unlikely to say anything and in response to the few congressmen who object Obama will claim it is ‘same old, same old’ political attacks.
America is sleeping while obama burns down the country.
Giving American jobs to criminal aliens.
It will be pretty easy to turn this against the Dear Leader. All we have to do is interview a couple of union guys and see just how much they like giving over their “formerly” high paying jobs to younger inexperienced and non-union illegals.
” America is sleeping while obama burns down the country. “
That certainly covers it.
This is insanity. The damage this will do to our country will be irreversible.
The scam continues——they whine they only violate our borders “to get a better life.”
They then establish multiple identities w/ forged/faked documents (which the impoverished illegals purchase for several thousand dollars each), they ride the gravy train with every identity to bilk the US of billions.
Surprise......now we “find” (/snix) they have a dedicated political agenda, multiple legal groups, many hyphenated pressure groups, lobbyists, and are highly organized.
They’re not even US citizens but the self-serving, self-entitled scum are ordering around our govt to get what they want.