Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Orders Illegal Immigrant Amnesty

Findlaw: AP Sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

As announced in the typical Obama Administration Friday news dump:

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, 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.

Nice, bypass the legislature and grant amnesty from deportation to over 800,000 illegals by executive fiat. This is an election year after all, and if it garners him some votes, so much the better, right?

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.
Read the articles for the full details but essentially if an illegal who has allegedly entered the country before they turn 16 (good luck proving that) been in the country 5 years (good luck proving that) and has a GED.

Basically, Obama is implementing the bulk of the unpassed Democrat DREAM Act, and granting illegals amnesty and immunity from deportation for political purposes.

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