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.