No matter what else they say to you, this is what it is: amnesty. Bottom line for Obama–800,000 potential voters including in the swing states of Colorado, Nevada and Florida. So far, only Allen West has spoken forcefully against this. Miss Lindsey had a few tweets whining, but until he takes of his boa and gets to work to stop this madness, I’m not taking him seriously.
The Obama Administration will stop deporting and issue work permits to as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have never committed a crime, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday.
Napolitano said the change is needed to ensure enforcement resources are not expended on “low-priority cases” and are instead focused on people who “meet enforcement priorities.” But the move angered Republicans, who viewed it as an overreach by the administration on a matter that should be addressed legislatively.
“Today, I am announcing that effective immediately, young people brought to U.S. by no fault of their own and meet several criteria no longer are removed from country or entered into removal proceedings,” Napolitano said in a conference call with reporters.
The election-year announcement was met with surprise and question by GOP lawmakers, while raised by at least one leading Capitol Hill Democrat…
Under the new policy, people younger than 30 who came to the United States before the age of 16, pose no criminal or security threat, and were successful students or served in the military can get a two-year deferral from deportation, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
It also will allow those meeting the requirements to apply for work permits, Napolitano said, adding that participants must be in the United States now and be able to prove they have been living in the country continuously for at least five years.
The change is part of a department effort to target resources at illegal immigrants who pose a greater threat, such as criminals and those trying to enter the country now, Napolitano said.
It “is not immunity, it is not amnesty,” she told reporters, adding the shift is “well within the framework of existing laws” and “is simply the right thing to do.”
That’s all, of course, BS. This move immediately puts makes over 800,000 people ‘legal residents.’ They’ll have work permits, which means they’ll demand/get legal ID which means they’ll be voting. It also means citizen taxpayers are immediately on the hook. They’ll be eligible for unemployment, Earned Income credits (immediate welfare), etc. If this is allowed to stand, these under 30 “young people” will pour into the welfare system as they vote for Obama. It is the ultimate redistribution of income–now to illegal aliens, but it is also a dilution of your rights as a citizen in general. Not only the right to vote is affected (which he is trying to give away), but he’s eliminating congressional action required for this sort of a massive national scheme.
Remember when Obama said he’d prefer to have the power of the Chinese premiere? Ed Klein’s “The Amateur” has Obama complaining to international leaders that he hates having to talk with Congresspeople from “Palookaville.” Well, now he is like the Chinese premiere taking unilateral action. What’s Congress going to do about it? That’s up to you.
From December 2011 here is Obama campaign director Jim Messina in a 3 minute video explaining their strategies to stay in the White House, which includes “expanding the electorate.” I noted at the time this meant AMNESTY.