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    Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers ‘Work Permits’

    By John Hill on August 18, 2011in ACTION CENTER, Blog, News

    The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be “indefinitely delayed”. In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens – as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for “work permits“.

    This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being reported.

    Our analysis reveals that – despite media focus of this action limited to so-called “Dreamer” illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the criteria established by the June 2011 “Morton Memos” which set up a joint “DHS and DOJ working group” could expand this “indefinite delay” of deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals – creating a new, massive amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.

    From the AP:


    The Obama administration said Thursday it will indefinitely delay deporting many illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.

    The policy change will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants facing possible deportation in federal immigration courts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

    This is clearly what Sen. **** Durbin was hinting at with his recent statement that there would be “good news” coming soon regarding deportations of “undocumented students”.

    This announcement puts into writing what the Administration had already begun to put into practice, after the infamous “ICE Memos” issued by ICE head John Morton in June, in which Morton spells out which illegals would now receive “particular care and consideration” — e.g., amnesty – essentially “Dreamers”, but potentially millions more.

    Under the new process, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) “working group” will develop specific criteria to identify “low-priority removal cases” that should be considered for prosecutorial discretion. These criteria will be based on “positive factors” from the Morton Memo (PDF), which include…
    •individuals present in the U.S. since childhood (like ‘DREAM Act’ students)
    •minors
    •the elderly
    •pregnant and nursing women
    •victims of serious crimes
    •veterans and members of the armed services
    •and individuals with serious disabilities or health problems

    The breadth of the above list makes it less a matter of which illegal aliens are excluded than which ones are NOT. Minors, elderly, pregnant and nursing (could cover more than half of all childbearing-age illegal alien women!), victims of “serious” crimes (what defines “serious”?), disabilities/health problems(does diabetes count? depression?).

    The Morton Guidelines above, coupled with today’s announcement suspending deportations equals a potential amnesty for MILLIONS of illegal aliens – all without ANY Congressional action or authorization.

    This disgraceful end-run of the rule of law and constitutional principles must NOT stand!

    http://standwitharizona.com/bl...offers-work-permits/

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    Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers ‘Work Permits’

    By John Hill on August 18, 2011in ACTION CENTER, Blog, News

    The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be “indefinitely delayed”. In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens – as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for “work permits“.

    This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being reported.

    Our analysis reveals that – despite media focus of this action limited to so-called “Dreamer” illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the criteria established by the June 2011 “Morton Memos” which set up a joint “DHS and DOJ working group” could expand this “indefinite delay” of deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals – creating a new, massive amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.

    From the AP:


    The Obama administration said Thursday it will indefinitely delay deporting many illegal immigrants who don’t have criminal records and will offer them a chance to apply for a work permit. The government will focus on sending back convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.

    The policy change will mean a case-by-case review of approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants facing possible deportation in federal immigration courts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

    This is clearly what Sen. **** Durbin was hinting at with his recent statement that there would be “good news” coming soon regarding deportations of “undocumented students”.

    This announcement puts into writing what the Administration had already begun to put into practice, after the infamous “ICE Memos” issued by ICE head John Morton in June, in which Morton spells out which illegals would now receive “particular care and consideration” — e.g., amnesty – essentially “Dreamers”, but potentially millions more.

    Under the new process, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) “working group” will develop specific criteria to identify “low-priority removal cases” that should be considered for prosecutorial discretion. These criteria will be based on “positive factors” from the Morton Memo (PDF), which include…
    •individuals present in the U.S. since childhood (like ‘DREAM Act’ students)
    •minors
    •the elderly
    •pregnant and nursing women
    •victims of serious crimes
    •veterans and members of the armed services
    •and individuals with serious disabilities or health problems

    The breadth of the above list makes it less a matter of which illegal aliens are excluded than which ones are NOT. Minors, elderly, pregnant and nursing (could cover more than half of all childbearing-age illegal alien women!), victims of “serious” crimes (what defines “serious”?), disabilities/health problems(does diabetes count? depression?).

    The Morton Guidelines above, coupled with today’s announcement suspending deportations equals a potential amnesty for MILLIONS of illegal aliens – all without ANY Congressional action or authorization.

    This disgraceful end-run of the rule of law and constitutional principles must NOT stand!

    http://standwitharizona.com/bl...offers-work-permits/

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    • #3
      This is the common sense approach and management of resources , not an amnesty.
      How could anyone call it an amnesty?

      All it says is that if there are 10 million people to remove and Congress allocates enough resources to remove only 400,000 per year, then they would make sure they don't pick like a lottery ticket whom to remove, instead, they would create the priority list and pick those on top of it before going after those in the bottom.

      By the way, the so called delayed deportation is not only anything other than amnesty, it also is going to enable any future administration to apprehend and deport any of those benefited from it IF the policy towards those group of individuals changes at any time in future and before a real amnesty is granted.
      Because to request any such temporary relief an alien will have to voluntarily submit his or her fingerprints to authorities and inform the latter of their whereabouts.

      How could anyone call this an amnesty?

      Give the administration credit when it deserved and don't call it something that it isn't.
      http://www.anbsoft.com/images/usflag_med.jpg

      "...I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit

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      • #4
        Because it awards illegal aliens with work permits and welfare checks.

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        • #5
          obama is set example for many youngsters , how to withstand confidently in worst condition.
          Kitchen ideas

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          • #6
            The policy makes perfect sense to me. It's clearly ridiculous to place a kid of illegal immigrant parents through no fault of their own in being illegal on the same importance level as a criminally convicted illegal immigrant. Go Obama Go!
            "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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            • #7
              To all those screaming "AMNESTY": this is very restrictive memo.

              The only aliens it will exclude from removal priority and give ICE prosecutorial discretion over are those who were brought here as children, those who are sick or care takers, those who crossed the border illegally once upon a time in past and few others.

              Even the legal entrants who only overstayed their visas and committed no crimes would not qualify since, if strictly interpreting the memo, they could be deemed to have engaged in immigration fraud [came as non-immigrant but didn't leave], regardless of what their true intent was.

              This is very narrow and focused memo , it doesn't give any immigration status to those who qualify [as latter could be picked up and deported anytime in future] and , in the balance, it adds more factors to be prioritized for expedited removal.

              How could anyone call this memo an amnesty and argue against delaying a deportation of those specific categories mentioned in memo (like elderly, pregnant and nursing women, those who came to US as CHILDREN-UNDER 18 and etc.) while using scarce resources to target the top priorities ?

              Even if you are the staunchest pro-enforcement advocate, how can you fail to see that this gives more credibility to administration to remove the same number of illegal aliens it was removing lately [the highest of any administration in record] without being accused of doing so recklessly and disregardfully of the most extenuating circumstances?

              This is intelligent , well thought out and measured policy initiative. Of course some will call it amnesty no matter what it is, but the administration could always counter by explaining through media what this memo really about and how it prevents causing too extreme hardship in cases where no public interest would be served to justify it.

              Administration should utilize the media to counter the accusations of this being an amnesty! All we hear is hardliners screaming "AMNESTY, AMNESTY, AMNESTY !!!" 24/7/365.
              We need MODERATE voices to bring sanity to this discussion.
              http://www.anbsoft.com/images/usflag_med.jpg

              "...I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit

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              • #8
                What an Olde moron. The policy covers every illegal alien in the U.S. except those with criminal convictions, but even those will slip throught like Olde moron's favorite killer Edwin Ramos.

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                • #9
                  There is no way that this policy can be called an Amnesty. It is simply assigning a priority order of removals based on most serious offenders to least serious offenders. With a likely decreasing budget (thanks Tea Baggers ), the US Government has no choice but to prioritize.
                  "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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                  • #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brit4064:
                    There is no way that this policy can be called an Amnesty. It is simply assigning a priority order of removals based on most serious offenders to least serious offenders. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    At last Brit says something one could agree with.

                    But giving credit to Teabaggers is uncalled for.

                    While staunch opponents of government spending, I have no doubt they would rather starve themselves to anorexia ,if that was the cost they would have to pay to indefinitely jail 90 years old grandma for overstaying her visa by a single day, than endorse the policy change and memo written by Morton.
                    http://www.anbsoft.com/images/usflag_med.jpg

                    "...I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit

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