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Published: Friday, June 15 2012 7:01 p.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

This is a slap in the face for those who come here legally! Our President has no authority to change the rule of laws set forth by congress! He is way out of bounds on this.

RichardB
Murray, UT

Pandering to Hispanics 1, America's unemployed 0

This is an on going program, they can renew their work permit every two years. Can you imagine the waves of new illegal immigrants this will bring?

It also violates labor and immigration laws like crazy. 1-9 FORMS when hired asked for citizenship, they need a social security number, they, by law, cannot work here legally.

hubbardesquire
Alabaster, Alabama

Obama is certainly determined that he only have six more months as President. I guess this will work as well as his guarantee that he could get the Olympics to Chicago. Americans will hold Obama in derision and ridicule in November the same way the Olympic Committee did in their vote to NOT allow Chicago to be the site of the Olympics. Obama sure is brilliant as a leader, isn't he?

RichardB
Murray, UT

Next year we will get the sob stories about separating families and how we need to let the parents stay.

Business gets surplus labor to drive down wages, and Americans get to subsidize them with taxes.

emZ
Rexburg, ID

I support the new policy, in principal. Deporting 11 million illegal immigrants is not plausible, economically or socially, or morally. This will provide a means to ensure that immigrant workers pay taxes into our economy. It is also the humane thing to do. Some illegal immigrants brought here as children do not even speak the language of their country of origin. How can anyone I good consciousness deport such people?

However, I am appalled at Pres. Obama's approach. He is using his executive authority as a campaign tool. He has up until this point deported more individuals than any other US President. Now he does a complete 180, and of course the media praises him. Were Romney to do the same thing, he would be labeled a disingenuous flip-flopper. To truly benefit immigrants, real legislation, not a mere policy change, is in order. Obama has essentially instituted Sen. Rubio's plan as an executive order and claimed the credit for himself. This is a promise, not a policy, and it is a ploy to garner the Latino vote.

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

Obama did not make this decision through congress in order to gather the Hispanic vote. If anyone says they are against it, they will be spurned. Political move only. Not done right or through the right process. Scary thought.

Eli Tesecular PhD
Salt Lake City, UT

What a great day! This move should give President Obama a votes he needs to secure his re-election. I hope he uses this same method to get rid of the silly 22nd Amendment.

Viva El Presidente!

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Richard B has it exactlly right. This will open the door for the bleeding hearts like Orin Hatch and countless others to start the movement to give the parents amnesty, allow grandfathers and grandmothers to come to the US. In other words this will end up a chain migration event like you would not belkeve. This is just what the Dms have wanted more voters who love gov.hand outs.This scam by Obama like everything else he has done will change this country from what we have known. It will not be for the betterd. Marxcist snake oil salesman that he is.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

This policy change is a step in the right direction.

Trooper55
Williams, AZ

Here's another way to drive down the pay scale and add to the unempolyment of the U.S. citzens and I hope we can vote this president out of office with what he has done by stopping the deportation of the ilegalls. Their are thousand of people waiting to come to this country legally and the president should be working on the ways to get the one that have been waiting to come to this country. No he is more worried about the poor ilegalls instead, I hope he will give his paycheck to help cover the added burden the ilegalls will cost this country. President Obama sure have not listen to the the people that help get him elected, I for one willn't be voting for him again, I'll go with Mitt Rommey when it comes time for vote in November.

Brer Rabbit
Spanish Fork, UT

No more milking cows and yard work for the illegal aliens that have taken advantage of instate tuition and are now in eligible to take jobs like teaching, engineering, practically any job other than those of the politicians that must be citizens. Cheap labor employers that have been using these illegal aliens to do the dirty work are going to have to get more from across the border.

Too bad for the Americans that are unemployed who have just had hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens put into competition with them for skilled jobs.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Simple solution to a simple problem. Quit hiring them and they will return to their countries of origin. Penalize heavily those who hire illegal immigrants and we will solve multiple problems. Unemployment will go down, health care costs will decrease, education costs will decrease and the number of taxpayers will increase.

Penalizing employers who hire illegals is the best jobs program President Romney could put in place on day one of his presidency. It will never happen though because to many people are making to much money hiring cheap labor. The republicans wine about the current president, but what have the done about the problem in the last 30 years other than President Reagan's mass amnesty not much of anything.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Bush issued similar edicts refusing to enforce laws. Democrats were outraged. I was not impressed nor pleased with Bush's actions.

Obama refuses to enforce the law. Democrats are thrilled. I'm still not impressed or pleased with Obama's lawlessness.

Watch Dog
Provo, UT

So when do the rest of us get to pick the law that we want to ignore (with no consequences)?

I feel for these kids, I really do. It is a despicable thing that their parents have done to them by placing them in a foreign country. BUT, it is not our problem, and we cannot solve it. It just is not our problem to solve.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

Watchdog said "I feel for these kids, I really do. It is a despicable thing that their parents have done to them by placing them in a foreign country. BUT, it is not our problem, and we cannot solve it. It just is not our problem to solve." Actually it is our problem to solve. If we had not had non ethical businesses hire their parents to work in this country for dimes on the dollar these kids wouldn't be here. When are we going to quit punishing innocent children and start punishing those who caused the problem? Don't hire undocumented workers they quit coming to this country, hire undocumented workers and they keep coming but in bigger numbers. A dime on the dollar here is still better than they would make in their own country. Not that hard to figure out. Don't blame their parents for trying to give their kids a better life blame those who are taking advantage of these people that would be the Americans who are hiring them.

lolag28
Salt Lake City, UT

Like always, Utah's comment section is filled with hate and lack of information. I know more undocumented individuals getting an education than I do citizens of this country. You know why? These people know firsthand what struggle looks like. I support these Dreamers all the way and good for them. Especially because they are good people and doing something most citizens of this country don't do which is educating themselves.

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