Opponents say policy change is election year politics
You guys must have better information than I do. I do not see any where in the
article where it states that these individuals do not want to work and be
productive members of society. TO me the article states the opposite. This
individual wnats to complete her education and get a job. Up to this point the
issue has been that these individuals have not been able to work legally, but
have had to work under the radar, thus they can't pay taxes because they
can't let anyone know they are here. The policy will allow them to get
jobs based on the educations they have received and pay taxes just like the rest
of us. These individuals have done what they had to do in the past to make a
living. That doesn't mean that they don't want to be above board.
They were children when they came here and know no other life. Some are now
married and have families which they provide for (they aren't on welfare).
Why not let the individuals who came as children and have remained law-abiding
other than what their parents did to them remain here?
My wife is an immigrant, so are the spouses of my brother and sister. All three
are now citizens. They are sometimes annoyed at those who come here illegally,
making it more difficult for legals to find work, but I also understand that
children brought here had little choice. If Obama had let congress do what they
are elected to do, and if Obama did what he is elected to do (for once), I think
a better version of the dream act could have been worked out legally, rather
than Obama using the lives of these children to further his politial career. And
I think we really need to secure our borders. It seems obamas plan is to make it
so bad that even criminals dont want to come here (medicos economy is growing
faster than ours, even though obamas goal was to have ours at where theirs is by
now) but I hope that, under new leadership, we can make our economy strong
enough that we can invite more legal immigrants to come here, and keep out those
who would hurt others.
Claudio,Foreigners coming here, and contributing to the election of
corrupt leaders, like they did in the country they left, is not good. I'm
to leave?In a few years, we'll be like the country they left
behind. Look at the once great state of California, and how the people are
migrating to other states.
This is so obviously an election year ploy and smacks of desperation.
I'm happy for those dreamers, they finally can be part of our country!Let's the hate begin! Great opportunity to grow, help and be part
of our diverse community!America was and will be made for immigrants, this
is about dreamers NOT their parents, I think they must have a chance to achieve
their american dream like many others that came before.Stop crying about
"destruction of our country" and "taking our jobs" same old
excuse folks! most of them if not all are more american than you are, great day
We had immigration reform in 1986, illegal aliens and some in government and
business ignored it. We had immigration reform in 1996, illegal aliens and some
in government and business ignored it.Go home adults and come back
legally when it's your turn. Don't steal other's places standing
in line for honest immigrants. We flooded our country with over one
and a half million legal visas from just Mexico, along with 1 million green
cards country wide.It's no wonder our citizens can't find
work. Compassion? not for Americans.
How about we quit hiring illegals for a dime on the dollar and they will quit
coming here and we won't have an illegal problem.Only one
problem with that type of immigration policy, lots of Americans who are making
lots of money taking advantage of illegal immigrants will have to pay American
citizens at least minimum wage.
The adults have a law already that helps them get right with the law. Return
home and come back with a student visa or residency card before their 18.5
birthday. They don't need the dream act. They are moved to the front of the
line. I've had friends do it and it upsets me greatly that the media
ignores this fact. Executive Power does not give a President the
right to pardon or commute immigration violations. This is not an executive
order, but a "rule change" according to Bush, er Obama. Claudio, this land belongs to Americans, like it or not.
As Rush said today Obamas immigration policy is Catch, Release, Vote. Oh and
thank you Orrin this Dream thing is your braintrust. You will not get my vote.
The woman in this story has been mooching off of the taxpayers/citizens of this
country all her life. Now we have to pay for this lame con game to be
implemented. These illegal products will be on a level playing field with real
citizens in job competition. I know they will never be employed in my
business.Oh and you hispanic folks you have just been conned. Obama has had
three years to do this and waits till now to buy your vote. Is it for Sale? The
words President of the United States make me puke after this clown. This guy is
a marxist pure and simple.
Claudio, I do not want to leave this country. What I do want is for those
persons who are here illegally (note, ILLEGALLY) to go back from whence they
came and enter this country in the manner prescribed by law, rather than running
thru the desert on a dark night.
This is only a "Political Ploy" and nothing else.Just like the " Gay
" issue is the same thing. This so called "President " is taking
this country down a path of Destruction and he cares not. Votes are more
important than is the counrty. When will people wake up and see this "Wolf
" in sheeps clothing. If what he is doing is in their best interest then
they will support hime. If OBAMA is re-elected there might just be a wave of
people leaving this country, but that is what the liberals want. They would be
able to institute all of the "Great Social Programs" that they want.
Then when we are out of money worse than we are today, Who or Whom will be
complaining the most? This president is nothing but a " Socialist".
DN Subscriber and Worf,No one is making you stay here to bemoan what
you view as a destruction of the country. Feel free to leave anytime you want.
Article 2 Section 2 says the President can pardon or commute sentences as he
sees fit. Granting immunity to children under these qualifications IS legal and
is NOT an abuse of power as has been suggested.
Actually, this is nothing but spin. BIA judges have always had discretion
regarding children brought here against their will. The issue of care/custody
has always been a consideration. So this big announcement is nothing of
substance.But it is a political olive branch to latino voters disappointed
in Obama's broken promises.Note that Romney waited a whole hour
before caving to the crowd. Gone is his tough stance at the GOP debates.
Expect more of the same as we approach the general election.
The people who put in corrupt leaders in Mexico, are doing the same thing
here.In a few years we'll be illegals in Canada, and voting in
corrupt leaders there.
To: The Sensible Middle, Bountiful, UT: Your comments do touch the heart as each
of these people are individuals who were brought here and have grown up here.
However, what Pres. Obama has done here is delay needed legistaltion by
basically making a last minute grand-stand play that is all politics and nothing
more. All of the respect and benefit of the doubt that I have given to the
President is fading fast when I see a late-in-game political play like this and
not involving our Congress in meaningful policy decisions. These type of things
impact all of us on a long-term basis. This is not the way to address this issue
and will further divide the country. For me, this was the last straw for Pres.
Obama. He has neither the understanding nor capability to lead this country
forward. His direction is not forward. He has not brought anyone in Congress
together to pass meaningful laws and policy. It is time to go and this type of
play is telling of what he thinks of this country.
So, if you and I and all our friends stop paying income taxes because "we
want a better life for our families" all will be forgiven? And if we die in
the meantime, our estates will not be confiscated from our kids who have done no
wrong themselves?Cool! Sign me up!Oh, wait, you
don't think that will happen?Even if the "innocent
children" are allowed to stay, that should NOT prevent or delay the
immediate deportation of the illgal parents and siblings! But, mark my words,
every family member will be allowed to stay, and their new "legal
status" will be in time for them all to vote Democrat in November 2012!Obama is destroying our country, systematically, for his own political
benefit.Our country is lost for sure if Obama is reelected, and
probably even if he is not, thanks to the damage he has inflicted.
Senator Hatch must be so happy.
This is really common sense (unfortunate that so many in our community
don't see it that way). Hopefully, this is a first step in logical
immigration reform, recognizing that just being born to US citizen parents
should not entitle us (Americans) to hoard our quality of life and turn a cold
shoulder to our neighbors in a worldwide community of humankind.
There IS an immigration policy in place. The problem is NO ONE will enforce it.
Nobody wants offend anybody so nobody does anything except to try to find ways
to circumvent the laws that are in place, such as this mumbo-jumbo muddle that
is being pressed upon the citizens. Our borders should have BIG signs that say,
"Welcome everyone! Come right on in. Stop at the nearest State Welfare
Office to sign up for all the things this country offers--FREE of charge, just
for you." This latest wacky idea is par for the people in Washington. I
don't care what the media says, if you read the newpapers and watch the
news on TV, it does not take long to figure out which citizens of which
countries are causing the problems
Dictator Obama does not have the power to bypass Congress on an issue such as
this. I am a Democrat and this is not what I bargained for. Bush fatigue has
been replaced by the realization that we now have a leader who is mindlessly
flailing around even worse than Jimmy Carter did.
Dictator Obama doesn't have the power to bypass Congress on an issue such
as this. I am a Democrat and this isn't what I bargained for. Bush fatigue
has been replaced by the realization that we now have a leader who is mindlessly
flailing around even worse than Jimmy Carter did.
Sorry to say, Trooper55, OUR money must now take care of them. Obama
can buy friends with our money and he is on a spending rampage.How
unfortunate for America that so many things have come down to executive decree.
Why have a congress or a judicial system when all we need is a president?Unfortunately, I think today's decree bought Obama a second term.
I say it's time to show the president we are through with his way of doing
this country wrong. Their of thousand of people waiting to enter this country
legally and all he can show is favor towards the illegals and it's time for
Obama to do what is best for this country, but no play fovorite to the illegals,
if he loves them so much why doesn't he put his money into taking care of
One of my sons friends is one of these children. I was really surprised to learn
he isn't a citizen and can't even leagally get a job now that he has
graduated high school. In no way is he responsible for his circumstance, so I am
happy that something is being done to help him. He is not a foreigner, he is as
American as they come. Unfortunately so many Americans are very mean spirited,
but fortunately there are many who aren't.Were iit up to me
those allowed to live iwould be people who are kind hearted. Those who
aren't are the real foreigners.
This is a mistake of monumentous of all bad judgements made by this fool in the
White House. You might as well open up all borders and watch the U.S. fall from
grace.Crimes rates will go out of sight while law enforcement agencys are
reducing in size due to the bad economy. This is incompetence at its best being
displayed by the bone headed leadership of our country.