Once again Hatch flip-flops to try and save himself. Tell us, Senator Hatch,
why did you support amnesty before and not now?
Don't I remember that Hatch was a staunch supporter of amnesty under Reagan?Or am I becoming senile like Orrin?
Is a great thing for the process to be streamlined, and great that more
immigrants will be legal. Those are certainly good things, as Rep. Herrod
recognizes. Wish I knew the laws upon which this new policy is based. I
fear, though, that Sen. Hatch is right. One of the great things about the
Constitution is that it provides separation of powers, with Congress creating
laws and the executive branch only implementing them. I hope there was good
basis for this move, but fear there wasn't.Bless Obama for wanting to fix
the problem and here's hoping the new process has legal basis.-- John
If I have it correctly, then, here's what has happened: Currently, a person who
is illegally here often is required to return to their home country. The catch
is, if they have been illegal for six months, they then must remain in their
home country for 3 years before they can come back to the U.S. And, if they have
been illegally in the U.S. for a year, they then must wait 10 years before being
allowed back in the U.S. There is a way around the 3- and 10-year waits,
however. One can get a waiver. There were about 23,000 waivers applied for last
year and about 17,000 of them were granted. Now, with this new Obama
Administation policy, they will not need to go back to their home country to get
the waiver. So, will their be a big impact? If 17,000 of 23,000 are already
being allowed to return to the U.S. without the 3- and 10-year waits, it would
not seem so. -- John Jackson
Immigration laws? "We don't need no stinkin' immigration laws.."
Pancho Villa's famous remarks seem to echo in the comments of today's
"latino" community leaders. And with Obama handing out waivers left
and right... not only on Obamacare.. but on immigration waiting periods, our
society's respect for the rule of law suffers more blows.
Senator Hatch may denounce Obama, Napolitano, Morton, and Perez for violating
immigration law. Obviously he is unaware of the fact that millions of Americans
denounce 99.9% of those in Congress, including Hatch, who by the failure to
impeach and recall those in this administration blatantly violating our laws are
complicit in the crimes they are committing.
What about our unemployed citizens? They obviously don't count any more. One
other thing, these families can take their family with them! Nobody is forcing
them to split up their family.What sort of parent would put their
kids in this predicament anyway? Sheesh! If they would risk their family this
way, should we really get in their way?