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 deportation policies.
The policy change 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.
Obama addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
Obama didn’t have much to work with. No court ruling, no new law, no proposed law, only a constitutionally spurious executive order! They had to use a version of Huissein’s patented mathemagicals ® to invent the rationale for securing 800,000 additional votes to Obama’s campaign. By the way, now you understand why Ricky Holder,s DOJ is adamant about not letting Florida remove those “illegal” voters from their rolls. We knew that when King Obama waved his Homeland Security magic wand that most of them would be made legal! After all why should you make the poor illegal aliens go through all the trouble of having to re-register? “A grant of deferred action is not immunity, it is not amnesty,” Napolitano told reporters. “It is an exercise of discretion.”
If you believe that it’s only 800 thousand then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
We are talking 2 – 3 million, easy.
And that’s just Los Angeles County.
That 800K is a totally B.S. number. Makes for an acceptably deceptive sound bite for the babbling talking heads to spew, however, since under a million sounds like small potatoes relative to a national population of 310 million +.
Once they start processing these “children”, the number will be “unexpectedly” revised upward. We may be talking upwards of ten million or more when all is said and done. After all you now will have to include their parents, grandparents aunts and uncles since you cant be so cruel as to break up FAMILIES dontcha know
So …. he’s going to hand out hundreds of thousands of work permits when unemployment is at a 30-year low? This drives the labor rate down further and the unemployment rate further upward. Work permits make sense when you’re creating jobs, but not when jobs are scarce. I’m not sure that’s going to endear Obama to unions and blue-collar voters struggling to find work already.
In March 2011, speaking at Univision town hall in Washington, D.C., Barack Obama firmly stated that, as president, he can’t simply “suspend deportations” with only an executive order. “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed,” President Obama said then.
His statement then was in response to this straight forward question, “What if at least you grant temporary protective status, TPS, to undocumented students? If the answer is yes, when? And if no, why not?”
For Immediate Release September 28, 2011
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN AN “OPEN FOR QUESTIONS” ROUNDTABLE
“I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there’s been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true…
[W]e live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it. And if all the attention is focused away from the legislative process, then that is going to lead to a constant dead-end. We have to recognize how the system works, and then apply pressure to those places where votes can be gotten and, ultimately, we can get this thing solved. And nobody will be a stronger advocate for making that happen than me.”
Obama has reduced himself to using illegal alien children as human shields to remove attention from his economic failures.
According to Obama and even the anti-so called Birthers everyone is American until proven otherwise.
If you don’t need papers to live in the White House, why would we continue to require them to live in San Diego?
Obama has a minimal legal basis in ordering HHS and DOJ NOT to deport illegals that fit certain criteria – it can be defended under “prosecutorial discretion” and “setting priorities and allocating resources for law enforcement”.
But … that does not cover the issuance of work permits — that VIOLATES existing law, and a federal judge CAN prohibit that.
One of the articles of Nixon’s impeachment was breach of his constitutional oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the country. Perhaps in anticipation of the SC decision in the AZ case, Obama decided to preempt its objective ahead of time. So in one stroke he violates state and federal law and thumbs his nose at SCOTUS. Trifecta! We are now a banana republic, Kenyan style.
The 14th Amendment, INTENDED by the framers to ONLY grant citizenship to emancipated slaves by overturning the Dred Scott decision, has been tortured beyond recognition by the radical left to also include so-called “anchor babies” born to women who sneak across the border to download junior HERE and bypass all the normal immigration processes described above.
By executive fiat, today Obama just took the first step to COMPLETELY open our borders (trust me, it is the first step only!) His action makes FOOLS of those who, played by the rules. It also makes fools of those waiting in those overseas lines to come here THE RIGHT WAY!!!
A nation without borders is NOT A NATION!!
Bottom line? If you are STILL unconvinced that this guy is a clear and present danger to YOUR way of life, you probably live in a refrigerator crate behind a vacant warehouse. And if that is NOT your current living condition, re-elect this guy and it shortly will be.
My dear black brothers ans sisters: Remember when the former President of Mexico said, “Mexicans will do the work even blacks won’t do.”? Well, insofar as the black unemployment rate is already much higher than the rest, how will you feel about your “messiah” obama taking even more of your jobs away by (unlawfully) “pardoning” 800,000 illegals? Yeah…he’s “got your back” alright, and shoving his marxist ideology right up it.
I despair as to deciding what should be done about the ever degenerating condition of much of the Black electorate who have embraced amoral liberalism and handouts for the supposed benefit of their tribe. It is a way of thought that is antithetical to the American principle of E Pluribus Unum. . It is Western civilization turned up-side-down.
White people too have lost quite a few of their own tribe to the same mentality. All of us suffer from it because the darkness of leftist ideology and and it’s aggressive and deadly amoral humanist philosphy. It is really a religion of darkness with liberals serving as aggressive and punitive missionaries.
The consequences are denied through rules of political correctness which makes the truth a crime and converts young people to the ideology/religion when they don’t have the information they need to the contrary.
To all unemployed citizens, especially those who have BO’s back:
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey
“For all the young people who call this country their home but have been unable to fulfill their dreams, I am profoundly grateful to the President and the Administration for suspending the deportation of Dreamers. For these young men and women who want to become doctors, teachers, police officers and soldiers, this announcement will change their lives forever.”
I didn’t know there were so many unfilled jobs in this country that we have to allow others to live here illegally just to try to keep up with the demand… I so glad that our social services can be provided without ever having to consider the cost…. So glad that groups like La Raza promote assimiliation, of learning our language and embracing our culture… So glad that we don’t have to care about the background of those coming in, because we never have issues with crime…
But if you think that Obama is violating his oath, let me set you straight :
The Founding Fathers learned well from the fall of the Roman Republic.
Even in the heyday of the Republic, Rome had a convention of suspending civil government when the city was threatened, in favour of a temporary dictator. Cincinnatus was one of those dictators. That convention was the hook that Caesar Augustus used to establish the Empire. He clothed himself in the tradition of the temporary dictators – only in his case, it was permanent.
The United States has no such loophole. Even during the Civil War, when the U.S. government was at its most tyrannical with respect to civil liberties, elections were still held on schedule. President Lincoln had to run for re-election in 1864. As confirmed by World War II, even total war is no reason to suspend or even postpone elections. Americans have always had the right to change CinCs in mid-war, and still do.
Consequently, there’s no loophole for a would-be Emperor like the Obamamessiah to exploit. America may degenerate into a dictatorship, but it surely would be an elective dictatorship. Sadly, the continuance of elections would make such dictators claim loudly that they aren’t really tyrants.
What a complete disaster Mr. Obama is. Next time, let’s hire a Natural Born Citizen for President.
So in conclusion, let me just say Barack Hussein Obama, umm ummm ummmmm!!!!!