Obama offers temporary reprieve to young illegal immigrants

It’s not the DREAM Act, which would give permanent residence — and a later chance for citizenship to illegal immigrants who were brought here as young children, who graduate from U.S. high schools and who earn a college degree or serve in the U.S. military.

But as the Associated Press reports, it is a step in that direction:

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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…

“”Many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways,” (Homeland Security Director Janet) Napolitano wrote in a memorandum describing the administration’s action. “Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.”

Jessica Colotl

Jessica Colotl

The plan does not create a path to citizenship nor does it confer permanent residency, because both steps would require changes in U.S. law. It is also likely that under a Republican administration, the policy would be reversed.

But it will prevent, for the time being, the deportation of young people such as Jessica Colotl, the young illegal immigrant who was allowed to graduate from Kennesaw State University. An effort to ban illegal immigrants from all Georgia public colleges failed in the Legislature this year. State policy already bars illegal immigrants from admission to Georgia colleges with competitive admission requirements.

– Jay Bookman

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June 15th, 2012
10:45 am

Hot Damn, Good for President Obama!

Brosephus™

June 15th, 2012
10:46 am

Sounds like somebody’s pulling the rug from beneath my feet. Doesn’t stop me from dealing with the parents though.

the cat

June 15th, 2012
10:46 am

Shows compassion and understanding. The republicans will hate it.

Lord Help Us

June 15th, 2012
10:47 am

WAY too compassionate. The cons will hate it…

Fred Sanford

June 15th, 2012
10:47 am

IMPEACH HIM!

Brosephus™

June 15th, 2012
10:47 am

I guess I’ll be hands off on this topic as well. I can’t afford to say something that might come back and bite me on the buttocks later….

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:47 am

IMAM

You jus’ tryin’ to stir up trouble, aintcha?

But as for this one from the Deportation President, it’s as you said a step in the right direction and does address the issue of the innocents in this issue. He may evolve here, too.

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
10:48 am

But it will prevent, for the time being, the deportation of young people such as Jessica Colotl, the young illegal immigrant who was allowed to graduate from Kennesaw State University.

It will not prevent cries of poutrage from across the fruited plain, though.

Can’t wait to hear the Arizona tag-team’s take.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 15th, 2012
10:49 am

If these kids have kept their noses clean and have work permits and jobs, will our conservative associates still have a problem with them? And if so, what will it be?

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
10:49 am

Joe Hussein Mama

This isn’t my first rodeo. Asking for proof that Obama is leaning left or that there were deaths and rapes during the Occupy movement is nonsense.

Prove that Obama is the President. Sure, its easy to do, but it diverts attention and takes time.

If you need to know that Obama is known for leaning l;eft, perhaps your best time would be to read something other than a blog.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
10:49 am

This is wonderful news!

Way to go Mr. President!

Protect the innocents. Blessed Be.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
10:51 am

Wouldn’t it be nice to show compassion and understanding to the students that are here legally?

I know. The Democrats will hate it.

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
10:51 am

State policy already bars illegal immigrants from admission to Georgia colleges with competitive admission requirements.

At the risk of sounding nitpicky–do I understand this to mean that if a college is one that has open slots available, undocumented immigrants are A-OK?

Sounds like kind of a weird loophole, and I have to wonder whose bread was buttered for THAT one.

Adam

June 15th, 2012
10:51 am

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
10:52 am

“Wouldn’t it be nice to show compassion and understanding to the students that are here legally? ”

Like at Penn State?

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
10:52 am

Why not just grant everyone ammnesty like Reagan? I’m sure the Right would love for Obama to start acting more like the patron saint of the GOP. :)

Adam

June 15th, 2012
10:52 am

and have since led law-abiding lives

I can’t wait for the “What part of ILLEGAL don’t you understaaaaaand (whine)” posts

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
10:52 am

That don’t befront me.

Sounds like a plan.

King of Everything

June 15th, 2012
10:53 am

So they can stay here, get a work permit, work and pay taxes but not get a green card. They will still be a permanent under class. I bet Conservatives will love it (but pretend they don’t…kinda like Obomney care).

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June 15th, 2012
10:53 am

ELECTION YEAR RHETORIC !

Prior statemets/votes:

1) “There are legitimate concerns on both sides of the debate. I have met countless Americans who are worried about the constant flow of illegal immigrants not because they are racists or xenophobes, but because they fear that this influx of low-skill workers threatens to depress wages that are already too low. They also rightfully expect their government to control our borders.”

2) “Voted YES on the construction of a 700-mile fence along the US-Mexican border

link (vote)”

3)

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:54 am

I can’t wait for the pick and choose Chinese menu self-proclaimed followers of the Christ to come in and two-step this one…can we charge them with sins of the fathers, too?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
10:54 am

Ooops !

3) “Employers, I think, should be held accountable for verifying the employment status of the people they are hiring. I don’t like a situation where they punish the workers who are trying to get a job to support a family, and the companies get a slap on the wrist and then go out and hire some more.”

link (quote)”

TRANSLATION:

Obama speak with “forked tongue” depending on what will get votes.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
10:55 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

Like all over the country. Government under Obama takes charge of student loans. A couple of years later and students are demonstrating because of student loans.

And you guys are proud of our treatment of people here illegally?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
10:56 am

josef:

“Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s”.

Keep in mind that Rome was a pretty corrupt, brutal govenment even by today’s standards.

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June 15th, 2012
10:56 am

josef:

P.S. from last night:

“Fine…except Jesus and thud apostles spoke Aramaic…”

………….. and the apostles wrote the N.T. in Greek as that language was the “English” of its day.

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
10:57 am

“Live and Let Live”

Peadawg

June 15th, 2012
10:57 am

Not sure what I think about this.

BTW the Jessica Colotl is different. She lied 1st on her college app to get in-state tuition and 2nd to the cop about her address. She should have been deported.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
10:57 am

King of Everything

Republicans get nothing from an underclass. Democrats have dozens of underclasses, holed up in under-class public housing, plagued by crime, attending horrible schools, just waiting for their checks and when the voting buses come and get them.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

Better Off — “This isn’t my first rodeo.”

Methinks thou doth protest too much.

“Asking for proof that Obama is leaning left”

I can point out *many* conservative policies that Obama has advanced, and just as many liberal policy positions that Obama has failed to follow through on. You’re simply wrong in your assertion.

“or that there were deaths and rapes during the Occupy movement is nonsense.”

If you can’t substantiate your claims when asked, then don’t expect to be taken seriously here. There are several other posters who act like that, and they generally either get ignored or mocked.

josef

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

GG

Sssshhh…don’t bring up Sandusky, et al. It get’s some folks in a dither…especially the ones who like to jump on the molesting priests’ bandwagon of outrage. Foo-ball is sacred and no coach “that I know of” would ever, ever do such a thing…

Adam

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

Better off: Asking for proof that Obama is leaning left

Not what I asked for. I asked for proof of your claim: “Obama offers no plan other than keep on tilting left”

As I have shown in at least one case, this is not true:

-Obama’s plans do NOT all “just tilt left”:
abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/obama-sells-energy-plan-on-local-airwaves-the-presidential-planner/

Here’s another: http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobsact

Sure, it has some left stuff in it. But also some very right leaning stuff. And also some traditionally bipartisan stuff from a center-right nation. So explain how, on balance, it comes out as “tilting left” if you care to. You are also free at any time to refute the points I made that Backed up on the last page that are in direct conflict with some that you made.

Recon 0311 2533

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

The vote panderer-in-chief comes out again with another gimmick.

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

Lieing to a cop, like cops don’t lie….

BS

June 15th, 2012
10:58 am

LET EM CROSS .. WHO ELSE IS GONNA BUILD YOUR HOUSES. CLEAN YOUR HOTEL ROOMS . ALLOW THE BUSINESS OWNERS TO WORK LONG HOURS AND PAY MINIMUM WAGES WITH ZERO BENEFITS….

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
10:59 am

Better Off

Do you know why Obama removed from the middleman from student loans or do you like the idea of skimming?

Mr. Silly pants

Adam

June 15th, 2012
10:59 am

I can point out *many* conservative policies that Obama has advanced, and just as many liberal policy positions that Obama has failed to follow through on. You’re simply wrong in your assertion.

This

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June 15th, 2012
10:59 am

The Governor of Florida must have had a heads up that President Obama was going to do this…That’s why he is so diligently combing the voter lists for all those illegal immigrants voting for president Obama… :)

Don't Tread

June 15th, 2012
10:59 am

Next week, 0bama will unveil a plan to decline prosecution of people who intimidate others at the polls.

Oh, wait….that was a couple years ago.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
10:59 am

“Protect the innocents.Blessed Be.”

The innocents can also be protected by staying with their families when the go back to their country of origin. Then, because they have lived here, know the language (maybe), etc., etc. they can apply for legal immigration just like anyone else.

Bottom line? Get in line!

barking frog

June 15th, 2012
11:00 am

Must be awful to be a
political pawn at such a
young age.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:00 am

Joe Hussein Mama

I did prove that there were deaths and rapes during the occupy protests. Please inform yourself of the actual discussion before you appoint yourself judge and jury.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:00 am

Recon 0311 2533 :

Exactly !!

Jerome Horwitz

June 15th, 2012
11:01 am

Don’t why everyone gets thier knickers in a wad over this. Being here illegally is a civil offense SUBJECT to deportation. It’s about the same as a parking ticket. Overkill on this point. Second we need the youth these folks bring to bolster social security. Third for all of you whose family came here “legally” all you had to do then wwas show up at the door. As long as you pass the physical you got in.

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
11:01 am

What is a Romney to do ?

josef

June 15th, 2012
11:01 am

SCOUT

Not the time or place right now to go off on it, but even though Greek was the lingua franca of the area, they wrote in Aramaic and it, in turn, was translated into Greek. Viz the Dead Sea Scrolls…

And, as I said, per this thread: sins of the fathers.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:02 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

I like the idea of profit. Call it skimming if it makes you feel better.

But of course the real question is: how’s that no-skimming working out?

Peadawg

June 15th, 2012
11:02 am

I feel like this is just a purely political move to get the Latino vote and wait for Romney to speak out against it.

Adam

June 15th, 2012
11:02 am

Next week, 0bama will unveil a plan to decline prosecution of people who intimidate others at the polls.

Yeah, it was about 4 years ago. Now, who was President at the time the charges were dropped from criminal to civil? Hmmmmmmm

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June 15th, 2012
11:02 am

Josef,
“I can’t wait for the pick and choose Chinese menu self-proclaimed followers of the Christ to come in and two-step this one…”

Make mine all from the left side of the menu and hold the religion, please… ;)

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
11:02 am

Better Off. No? – “just waiting for their checks and when the voting buses come and get them.”

Are you sure you aren’t speaking to us from a rural farm in 1952?

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
11:03 am

Romney will call for a tax cut, by god.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
11:03 am

Don’t Tread

June 15th, 2012
10:59 am
Next week, 0bama will unveil a plan to decline prosecution of people who intimidate others at the polls.

Oh, wait….that was a couple years ago.

ACTUALLY….

Obama will try and train GOP poll watchers to not be afraid of people of color…..as they were the ones intimidated.

Mr Silly Pants Two

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:03 am

Libs:

Was Obama wrong before:

1) To say that Americans should expect their government to control the borders ?
2) To vote that a 700 mile fence should be constructed toward that end?
3) To say that employers who hire illegals should be held accountable ?

Or ………… is that only wrong when a conservative says it?

WHAT HYPOCRISY !

southpaw

June 15th, 2012
11:03 am

“can we charge them with sins of the fathers, too?”

Read Ezekiel 18:1-20, josef. Note that if I literally eat sour grapes, my sons aren’t going to say, “Yuck! Quit eating those; they taste bad in our mouths!” The first part is a figure of speech; the rest of it isn’t.

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
11:04 am

Recon – “The vote panderer-in-chief comes out again with another gimmick.”

Hey, Romney can’t have all the fun.

They BOTH suck

June 15th, 2012
11:04 am

Happy early Father’s Day to all you Fathers, Step fathers, Foster Fathers, Father in laws and really any man who has stepped up to help mentor and guide a child when no one else would.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Now back to our usually bickering and partisan political programming

:-)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:04 am

josef @ 11:01

Doesn’t change a thing. Just wanted to make sure you knew about the Greek ……………. :o

GT

June 15th, 2012
11:05 am

This is a brilliant move by our president. Romney has made hay the last couple of weeks snipping at Obama’s record with no vision of his own, or any real target on himself to be shot back. He reminds me of a gallery bum telling a PGA golfer what is wrong with his swing. The only way he can demonstrate what he is talking about is to be elected and then it is too late for America to realize they have made a mistake in Romney, he is Bush who they wanted to forget, all over again.

Now since Romney’s attention is so on Obama’s record and misrepresenting it, what a great time to bring things up to real time and real discussion. It is very difficult for Romney to say I was going to say that, when what little substance he does have is how he ran the Republican Primary campaign which was totally tolerate of the anti illegal slant. Also it cools his base who openingly hate illegals and try to show it every chance they get.

One of the ways to out maneuver the big bucks the Republicans are throwing at the campaign, is to made these guys go a long time in the wrong direction spending a lot of their money. This will be a close election and if we can use up a lot of money on things that may change by November we have evened the playing field a little. The president is very clever, how he has handled foreign policy shows that. Now if the economy is back at the end of the summer, this big money spending Republican Party is going to need 40 acres to turn its direction around. In the meanwhile O is picking up the middle ground voters and may win no matter.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:05 am

Adam

Stop throwing tantrums. I’m not spending the day playing your game.

I can prove just about anything with some post written by somebody.

Look at what you are arguing. Obamadoesn’t lean left because you found an article that says he does.

Adam

June 15th, 2012
11:05 am

JHM: Just as I thought. I start to “actually discuss politics” by refuting point for point instead of just asking him to prove his claims (instead I refute his points and prove my points), and SUDDENLY no answer. I am SHOCKED. So SHOCKED that he doesn’t want to actually discuss politics on a factual basis.

stands for decibels

June 15th, 2012
11:05 am

Foo-ball is sacred and no coach “that I know of” would ever, ever do such a thing…

“If Jerry Sandusky had coached at Notre Dame, he’d probably be going to see Justin Bieber tonight…”

Recon 0311 2533

June 15th, 2012
11:06 am

0311/8541,

I wonder if the Hispanic community will view this as an election year gimmick and ask why he didn’t do this long before.

josef

June 15th, 2012
11:06 am

To our followers of the Christ…

Matthew 5:1-12

Joe Hussein Mama

June 15th, 2012
11:07 am

peadawg — “BTW the Jessica Colotl is different. She lied 1st on her college app to get in-state tuition and 2nd to the cop about her address. She should have been deported.”

Neither of those offenses rises to the Federal standard of deportation. Had she lied to a Federal LEO, you might have a good argument, though.

She certainly wouldn’t be the first college kid to have misrepresented her state residency in order to get reduced tuition, though.

And I’ll tell you this — for in-state tuition, it’s only necessary that you pay state taxes or be resident in the state for a year prior to claiming in-state residency. When I was getting out of the Army, I knew I was coming here for grad school, so I changed my state residency to GA almost a year before my discharge. That way, I only had to pay one term’s worth of out-of-state tuition — by the time my second term rolled around, I had been paying GA state taxes for over a year and was technically a resident.

The registrar squawked about it, but I pointed out to him that state law only required you to do one or the other to be considered a resident for tuition purposes — pay taxes or be physically resident. With a year’s worth of military Leave and Earnings statements showing GA residency, he didn’t have a leg to stand on.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:07 am

Adam

Here’s a shocker:

Saying Prove It!! is not discussing politics. Its the trantrums of either a young child or . . . well you know.

Adam

June 15th, 2012
11:07 am

I can prove just about anything with some post written by somebody.

So the truth is only limited by your imagination?

Obamadoesn’t lean left because you found an article that says he does.

The article says no such thing. It doesn’t indicate him leaning left or right. But he has put forth many plans that have a lot of conservative ideas, and I have cited two.

Stevie Ray

June 15th, 2012
11:07 am

Jay,

What do you propose to do about millions more future parents crossing the border illegally to have their kids benefit from our tax dollars? Point is that I’m for this latest twist but without a stick on front side, its just another expense we will bear that will be the gift that never stops giving….typical election year shortsightedness…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
11:08 am

Better off

I got you figured out silly.

More money for bankers is fine, increasing the bureacracy is fine….

Good folk would rather see young Americans get educated.

Good folk. Needs repeating.

Grasshopper

June 15th, 2012
11:08 am

Great.

Here come swarms of Mexican 15-year-olds taking all the lawn-mowing and dish-cleaning jobs…

Oh wait, never mind.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

Better Off — “I did prove that there were deaths and rapes during the occupy protests.”

No, I followed that discussion, and you claimed that the *protestors* did that. And THAT you did NOT prove.

“Please inform yourself of the actual discussion before you appoint yourself judge and jury.”

Please double check yourself before trying to pull the wool over others’ eyes.

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June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

josef

June 15th, 2012
11:06 am

Josef,

I hear the Right wing Christians are trying to get that one banned…

Adam

June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

Better Off: Here’s a hint. THIS is actually discussing politcs:

-Obama has NOT over-regulated the private sector:
www. politico.com/news/stories/0312/74227.html
-Obama has NOT put too many regulations on small business as a result of Obamacare:
www. forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/01/06/more-small-businesses-offering-health-care-to-employees-thanks-to-obamacare/
-Obama’s plans do NOT all “just tilt left”:
abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/obama-sells-energy-plan-on-local-airwaves-the-presidential-planner/
-Obama has NOT placed massive environmental regulations:
www. cfact.org/a/2051/Feeling-the-heat-Obama-drops-EPA-ozone-regulations

THIS is not:

Democrats have dozens of underclasses, holed up in under-class public housing, plagued by crime, attending horrible schools, just waiting for their checks and when the voting buses come and get them.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

Libs:

Is this “really” the way you want your government to work? To heck with Congress and the Constitution?

Be careful what you ask for ……………… what goes around comes around. No whining later !

“SHE NOW INTERPRETS” ??

“For years the administration had said it didn’t have the authority to make such a move, saying it couldn’t decide to stop deporting wide categories of people on its own without approval from Congress.

But on Friday Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she now interprets the law to give her this discretion.”

PJ

June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

Better Off?No. @10:55 am

I’m sure the lower student loan interest rates would have passed easily if the Republican’s banker buddies were still holding the purse strings but since they aren’t making the money any more “to hell with the students”. Privatize everything is their hymn. If it’s not in the hands of private business and helps out Joe Public in circumstance it can go the way of the dinosaur.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 15th, 2012
11:09 am

O will lose some of the Independent whites and blacks over this but I would imagine they ran the calculations before they went with the plan.

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
11:10 am

Hey, whatever happened to that whole electrified border fence thing?

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:10 am

Adam

Do you want to discuss aomething? If you do let me know.

Better Off? No.

June 15th, 2012
11:11 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

So are you saying that if a person wants others to make a profit, that they aren’t good or in favor of young folks getting educated?

barking frog

June 15th, 2012
11:11 am

As an aside, out of state
tuition should be banned
for any school that accepts
federal money.

Don't Tread

June 15th, 2012
11:11 am

“Good folk would rather see young Americans get educated.”

Yep…the key word being AMERICANS. Although I have no quibble with people of other nations getting an education, just let them do that at their own expense instead of mine.

Adam

June 15th, 2012
11:11 am

Better off: Let’s discuss whether or not Obama has placed massive environmental regulations.

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
11:12 am

This is dealing with a problem that exists, nothing has changed for adults coming into the country. Those policies have not been changed.

Grasshopper

June 15th, 2012
11:12 am

“O will lose some of the Independent whites and blacks over this but I would imagine they ran the calculations before they went with the plan.”

Did you mean to include blacks in this statement?

If so…hahahahaha! That’s funny!

jewcowboy

June 15th, 2012
11:12 am

“The vote panderer-in-chief comes out again with another gimmick.”

Yeah…why doesn’t he just pay for the votes? http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2008-04-25-tax-rebate-checks_N.htm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:12 am

josef:

You don’t (I assume) believe that Jesus was the Christ so your attempt to quote a mere mortals words to us does not carry much weight.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
11:12 am

Finn

“moneyball” politics

Fly-On-The-Wall

June 15th, 2012
11:13 am

Good start but given it is an election year nothing of substance can be accomplished. The Righties want the illegals here to work but not to live. They want to deport all 12 million of them but won’t pay for it either. Do what Saint Raygun did or what W wanted to do, give them a path to citizenship. Let them join in on all of the taxes the rest of us pay.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:14 am

O.K. libs. I’m still waiting ! Was Obama wrong ??

“Was Obama wrong before:

1) To say that Americans should expect their government to control the borders ?
2) To vote that a 700 mile fence should be constructed toward that end?
3) To say that employers who hire illegals should be held accountable ?

Or ………… is that only wrong when a conservative says it?

WHAT HYPOCRISY !”

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
11:14 am

Better Off? No. – “Do you want to discuss aomething? If you do let me know.”

Hey, I’m still waiting on the facts regarding the “massive” healthcare costs to small businesses. I have several friends in Georgia that own their own business that seem to have completely missed that part in the AHCA.

Don’t worry about time, I’m retired, so I have all day.

getalife

June 15th, 2012
11:14 am

Told ya it was time for our President to make some moves.

If the gop can fight against our recovery for this election, this is fair game.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 15th, 2012
11:15 am

It’s not the DREAM Act, which would give permanent residence — and a later chance for citizenship to illegal immigrants who were brought here as young children, who graduate from U.S. high schools and who earn a college degree or serve in the U.S. military.

Hot dang! Being a U.S. born redneck is better than being a colledge graduate or even a veteran. It just goes to show you better keep a eye out for where your future mama goes. Don’t let her go outside the U.S. before she’s had you. If you can handle that you’re guaranteed to have it made. You’ll have a pickup truck and a trailer and won’t even need to have a bath except every month or so. But if you get born in some foreign country you’re just doomed. It means you can’t be as good as a American redneck. It also means us rednecks had better make sure there’s no Amnesty or nothing like that or else we’ll lose our specialness.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

June 15th, 2012
11:15 am

Don’t tread

2 different topics punkin.

Jefferson

June 15th, 2012
11:15 am

Scout the President didn’t change on those points with this idea.

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
11:16 am

After we had been in Iraq for a number of years, politicians and pundits alike were saying things like “there is just no good way for us to get out of this war”. The obvious unspoken was we should never have gotten into the war in the first place.

We find ourselves in the same situation with these young illegals. This situation should never have happened. But,it did, thanks to gutless politicians and greed driven business people.

I can only wonder when the next crisis will occur and we will be saying “this never should have happened in the first place”.

WAW

June 15th, 2012
11:16 am

Barry’s put his long pants on.

Butch Cassidy

June 15th, 2012
11:16 am

0311 – ““Was Obama wrong before:

1) To say that Americans should expect their government to control the borders ?
2) To vote that a 700 mile fence should be constructed toward that end?
3) To say that employers who hire illegals should be held accountable ?”

Sounds good to me, whats your problem with it?

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

June 15th, 2012
11:17 am

3) To say that employers who hire illegals should be held accountable ?

I don’t think such a thought was ever uttered by Republicans.

St Simons - we're on Island time

June 15th, 2012
11:17 am

Obama, the former Constitutional law professor, surely realizes that this whole thing will go down the (legal) tubes when somebody who would otherwise qualify for protection under this plan faces deportation solely on the basis of being over 30, and takes it to the Supremes. It’s a no-brainer to figure out that the Supreme Court won’t allow the government to deport someone just because they’re over 30, so one wingnut lawsuit, and it will turn into a general amnesty.

Checkmate. He owns you cons. He flippin owwwwwwns you.
Bow to Obama, the Mammmmmba (thwack!)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 15th, 2012
11:17 am

Presidential Oath:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

jconservative

June 15th, 2012
11:17 am

We as a country do some dumb things.

Forty percent of all PhDs awarded by US universities go to foreign nationals. Then we proceed to tell them to get out of our country. So they go home and proceed to eat our cake. That is just plain dumb.