Breaking: King Obama to offer amnesty to many illegal aliens
I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to find the actual legislation – required by Congress – that would allow President Obama’s Executive Branch the authority to implement this new piece of legislation. Oh yeah, I forgot … it’s King Obama now.
We’ve got two senior administration officials speaking off the record with the Associated Press, via Fox News.
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin giving 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 a growing Latino electorate that has opposed administration deportation policies.
The administration’s decision will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants. Two senior administration officials described the plan on condition of anonymity ahead of its expected announcement Friday.
Illegal immigrants will avoid deportation and be eligible for work permits if they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, 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.
Welcome to election-year politics when you’re pretty much getting slammed in the polls.
Michelle Malkin: More waivers from the Obama administration.
The Washington Post, with my emphasis in bold.
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.
Who gives a crap about what the people want.
Update: Concerning this part of the amnesty plan…
… if they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, are younger than 30 …
What the heck is this crap? What if they arrived three days after their 16th birthday, or if they are 30 and 1/365th years old when the plan is implemented? This is the kind of crap Democrats pull and I’m sick of it. If this socialist regime can bypass Congress at will, why not just open the borders outright and build processing centers to hand them their first government entitlement check as they cross over?
This issue must be dealt with in Congress, and signed by the president if he feels it is appropriate. There is no other way.
They’ll be royal regattas on the Potomac yet!
Soooooo, NObama is going to try to hijack the upcoming election by enfranchising the illegals? While it may deliver the newly minted “neolegals” vote to him, this tactic is truly one of desperation.
If his community organizers can get them all registered in time, he nets 800,000 new voters. Brilliant in a sweaty, Machiavellian, illegal way.? He should however not be thought of in terms of royalty (we know how much the Communists loved them) no, he shall be “The Boss” one of the favorite insider terms for Stalin.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t one of the credentials he boasted as a candidate in ’08 his claim of being a constitutional scholar?? Is it not that very same constitution that places limits on the power of the president prohibiting him from ruling by edict?? Then there is a choice here… either he confess that he’s not qualified as he sold himself to be and resign or he is knowingly violating the supreme law of the land and should be subject to impeachment.
High crimes and misdemeanors.
The problem is in the understanding of Mr. Obama and our Constitution. ?He actually believes that the Constitution is an impediment to his way of doing business, and any time he can circumvent the law of the land is quite alright. ?The man has no respect for the authority of this great document. ?We’ve got ourselves an arrogant interloper living in OUR White House and usurping executive powers that don’t even rightly belong to him. ?If our Congress had a spine they’d put a stop to much of this. ?The guy is in way over his head, and we’re all now paying for his mistakes. ? ??
I heard on the radio today that someone from the administration (I wish I could remember who) said “he [the President] realized Congress wouldn’t act, so he did…”
But, Congress did act.? The Dream Act, which is essentially what the President just did by Executive Order, was considered by Congress, and it failed.
What the administration should have said is “he [the President]??realized that Congress wouldn’t act the way the President wanted, so he did…”
So,?what happens to the thousands of?citizens?in this country who are looking for jobs?
Actually, they are now competing with with these newly minted “illegals” for those same jobs.??
Well? done,?Mr. President.??
Isn’t it about time that our Congress grew a set and put a stop the these ‘royal decrees’ that the little king has been rolling out ad infinitum? ?This arrogant grandstanding is enough to want to make ones stomach turn! ?November can’t come soon enough!
When he ignores Congress, he ignores us.? Much like Malloy and Executive orders 9 & 10.
Yes, the arrogance is getting unbearable.
“November can’t come soon enough!” has been heard too many times.? Voting is the opium of the masses.? And?when the ‘high’ wears off, the problem?really hasn’t been solved.
We must think upon this carefully.???
The similarities with Malloy’s efforts to circumvent the legislature (why is anyone’s guess; they’ve been his lap dog thus far) are not lost on me.? The absence of any meaningful checks and balances means that the pretense yo representing the peoples needs, wants, and will is pointless.
That this is just a naked recruitment for voters is not lost on me and wouldn’t be taking place at all if Obummer’s approval ratings were good to the point where there’s no chance of him being unseated.? That the GOP presents a real threat after a primary season divide and conquer campaign on the part of the MSM say a lot about this administration.
Be careful, oh thankful illegals, nothing comes from “the one” without strings.
And you too shall be thrown under the bus?for?”the one’s” pleasure or advancement when the time is right.?
“I worry.”?My heart cries for our beloved land, and my belief system is in a state of …disbelief. I am trying to sort through this to make some sense of human nature. Human nature is such that civilized people simply expect civilized people to abide by law. And throughout a civilized society, people function on an honor system: I trust you, you trust me. But people don’t have to abide by written law or simple rules of conduct if they don’t feel like it, do they? People have the God-given gift to choose, but man has made rules within which to live to harness that choice. And so we naturally respect and follow the rules of our land that run in our veins, and very nicely we wait for elections to voice our collective view. So what do you do when others choose, quite purposefully, to not abide by a law or the simple rules of conduct? And what do you do when others have sworn to an oath? People come together, collectively recognize the disregard and say, “You cannot do that,” and act on it. To not, the offender is empowered and emboldened. So there’s one group that says, “We will honor and respect the rules,” while the other says, “I’ll do as I please.” And the one group plays by the rules while the other simply plays…
…and if the one group says “bye-bye” to the offender in November, the other still has nearly 3 months to go. I would love thoughts from the good folk of Radio Viceland.
Keep yer powder dry.
JBS gets it.
Worse yet,Rubio agrees with him. Rubio is toast. Romney better come out flat against it or he will be too.
The best insurance against Lame O’blamo would be to vote out every Democrat in Congress who is up for re-election. If ObamaCare gets voted down, pray it does, he will still have three months to loot the Treasury and screw up the country. And, make these illegal and self-serving Executive Orders. (Prediction: Even if defeated, when he is defeated, he will try very hard to kill the Second Amendment.)
He is mad.
Only a Congress hostile to his depredations curtail stop him. Certainly not the complicit Representatives or Senators in place now.
I have always been of the opinion that anything passed in a lame duck session should not be voted on or otherwise enacted until the start of the new Congress/president term in the following January.? It would get rid of a lot of mischief and spite.
The Admin could have simply slowed/delayed/stopped deportation proceedings for all illegals. Would that have been OK? And really, this is not amnesty: there is no legal residence status? granted by this.
Screw that. This is outright amnesty. All they have to do is keep applying every two years and their permits/right to work/right to government benefits are guaranteed. Not one government employee will stand in their way, yet they be labeled a racist. This program will also be corrupt as all get up. He bypassed Congress. Congress said no, they voted on it. If this is not an impeachable offense, I’m not sure what would be.
No, it is not right.? It is an incremental dismantling of the immigration process, a process that, until Kennedy started screwing around with it through the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, and every little tinkering “adjustment” thereafter.? Don’t think there won’t be a whine for citizenship in a few years, probably by 2016.
This is compounded by later administration’s tacit acceptance of illegals by weak prosecutions, usually limited (sort of) to criminals, culminating in the current regime’s refusal to enforce the law or the Constitution.
If your wishes come true, the next president could simply void what Pres. Obama did. In any case this is not amnesty. What Pres. Reagan did was amnesty.
You can quibble over the terminology but, the net effect is the same. Amnesty or legalization. Take your “choose.” Reagan signed the bill; his conservative philosophy saw it as moving people out of abuse and exploitation. However, Congress stripped out employer provisions. The Bill is considered a failure. It did help 2.9 million people toward citizenship.
So, Sammy22, how is it not different? Let’s see, one president (Ronald Reagan) had a
BILL from Congress in front of him requiring his signature to become LAW (legal). Our current president is still circumventing Congress be issuing Executive Orders (that benefit the DNC and him directly); just who rules by fiat?
Is that a distinction you can appreciate?
Additionally the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was not an election year stunt; it was signed into law during Reagan’s second term which to me seems a very strong hint as to what’s Obama’s intent.? Clearly he’s not willing to allow congress to effectively kill it and likewise quash what may well be a desire to shore up his constituency with new members when polls are indicating that so many who ushered him into office in ’08 are rightly turning against him so he seems willing to circumvent congress as well as the law of the land to bring in votes from outside the borders.
Would that it were that simple: the other big Democrat support group, the lawyers, will come out of the woodwork (or is it out from under their rocks) to defend these people if a subsequent president tries to reset/reform the system.
Akin to gerrymandering (political manipulation) using a group of people instead of reshaping a voting district for political gain. Both are naked grabs for power, or to retain power.
So it was a political move (I am not surprised).? Then call it a political move and not amnesty, and there is no path to citizenship. All there is, is a deferral from deportation (and already, since Pres. Obama took office 1.1 million have been deported).
Ok I am disappointed that the annoited resorted to such a political charade! Before you say it, I know he is not the first to use such tactics but he is the most blatent!?
A piece of dung by any other name would smell as bad.? It was ?bama himself that said said what he is doing now is illegal.? And yet, it is now occurring.? As noted before, it will become a path to citizenship, particularly since this age group is particularly well positioned to make more anchor babies.? The continuing saga of Democrat backed voting measures that increase or prevent detection of voter fraud will allow many of these illegals to vote, something the regime is no doubt counting on.? Seriously, “same day registrations” is a means of deception that will make or break a candidate and there will be nothing that will be able to be done about it.? The dead will be joined by the ineligible to vote.
If you think that this action is just some Democrat “good will” or “for the children” then I have an incompetent community organizer for you to reelect….
The arrogance, the audacity, the ego, the petulance, the immaturity of this president who swore to uphold the Constitution is now making me wonder about the IQ of the Americans who willingly stormed the polling places to vote for a virtual unknown who voted ‘present’ during his half a year as an Illinois state senator…All so they could pat each other on their collective backs for electing the “first black president”.? It felt so good and so PC then…wonder how it feels now to have voted for someone based on their skin color rather than based on their qualifications for the office???
I hate what Obama and his democrat lapdogs in the Senate have done to this country.? Our children are so screwed.? Actually, we all are.? What is the point of having immigration laws when the President intentionally thumbs his nose at them?? While I am not the least bit surprised by this shameless move, I am surprised that he pulled it out this early in the game…His desperation is showing.
A lot of people now have a knife sticking out of their backs. Many are loath to admit that they voted for the Lying King.
It takes time to get all of these people gob’mint papers. If they are saying 800,000, then it will eventually be 2 million. While the neolegals may not be able to vote right away, there is a pandering to the immigrant community. There is an open interpretation that this president cares about immigration issues and, more importantly, the immigrants themselves. All of which will result in votes for the Royal Zero.
The punch line is that he doesn’t care any more for the illegals than he does about legitimate citizens he’s just looking to shore up the dwindling numbers of useful idiots needed to grant him more constitution demolition time.
The damage this guy is doing to this country, I don’t if it can ever be fixed!!
He is just daring Congress to impeach him.