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Old 02-21-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The Obama White House acted Friday to ease the transition from illegal immigrant to legal US resident, another assertion of executive power that sidesteps Congress and a move that some see as calculated to boost the president's standing among Latinos in an election year.

The proposed change will undergo a review but doesn't require congressional approval. Under the so-called "hardship waiver," illegal immigrants who are married or otherwise related to US citizens would be able to pick up the waiver before leaving the United States and then be allowed to return almost immediately after picking up visas in their home countries.

In another sign that the Obama administration is working to lower the bar to citizenship, one-quarter of all US immigration officers report they've been pressured by supervisors to overlook problems on citizenship applications, according to a draft report released Friday by the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General.
Obama's policy changes on illegal immigrants courts Latino vote in 2012 | Alaska Dispatch

Does anyone need more proof of Obama's amnesty agenda? Clearly, he's willing to hand our country to illegals for the sake of votes. Is this the new "progress" Napolitano touts? Is this their idea of enforcing our laws?
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Obama's policy changes on illegal immigrants courts Latino vote in 2012 | Alaska Dispatch

Does anyone need more proof of Obama's amnesty agenda? Clearly, he's willing to hand our country to illegals for the sake of votes. Is this the new "progress" Napolitano touts? Is this their idea of enforcing our laws?
I wonder if these are a part of the 300,000 that Obama put a hold on their deportations? Or are these in addition to those? At any rate, what he is doing is wrong, not in the national interests and he is clearly pandering for the Hispanic vote.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I wonder if these are a part of the 300,000 that Obama put a hold on their deportations? Or are these in addition to those? At any rate, what he is doing is wrong, not in the national interests and he is clearly pandering for the Hispanic vote.
It doesn't mention the 300,000. But it does say the following, which appears to be part of the family reunification BS, as well as politically motivated.

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Beneficiaries of the administration's move are families in which some members are US citizens and some aren't.

Obama's strategy is designed both to normalize relations with an important but restive Hispanic voting bloc and to stoke a political fight with Republicans. The strategy aims to contrast Obama's approach to illegal immigrants against hardline Republican rhetoric about the need to deport each and every one.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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And, this. . .

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By making it easier for undocumented immigrants from mixed citizenship families to achieve legal status, the administration may tamp down ire within the Hispanic community over record numbers of deportations during the Obama presidency.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Related article. The 300,000 are mentioned in this article, but only as an afterthought. They are clearly not the primary reason for this new policy.

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Immigrants who do not have criminal records and who have only violated immigration laws can win a waiver if they can prove that their absence would cause an "extreme hardship" for their citizen spouse or parent. The government received about 23,000 hardship applications in 2011 and more than 70 percent were approved, the official said.
New immigration rule to help citizen relatives - CBS News

In other words, backdoor amnesty. Every illegal with an anchor or citizen spouse will apply for this. And, few will be denied.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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I think we should stop jailing all lawbreakers as long as the criminal has a child. Yeah. Have a tie to an American? Why you can break American laws with impunity!

Isn't there a Bertolt Brecht play where government officials decide they don't like the electorate so they replace them? Because that's what this feels like. Obama and hispanic officials have decided they don't like Americans so they'll replace us. To qualify all you have to is be from a certain ethnic group and break our immigration laws.

Our immigration criteria should be primarily based around what you know not who you know. I thought Obama was in favor of meritocracy instead of insider connections but apparently not . . .
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Related article. The 300,000 are mentioned in this article, but only as an afterthought. They are clearly not the primary reason for this new policy.


New immigration rule to help citizen relatives - CBS News

In other words, backdoor amnesty. Every illegal with an anchor or citizen spouse will apply for this. And, few will be denied.
Yep, that makes two back door amnesties that Obama has implemented then. I wonder what clever new wording/plan he will come up with to amnesty the rest?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:17 AM
 
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I wonder if these are a part of the 300,000 that Obama put a hold on their deportations? Or are these in addition to those? At any rate, what he is doing is wrong, not in the national interests and he is clearly pandering for the Hispanic vote.

Hispanics dont vote. Worst voting participation among any minority
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:25 AM
 
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Hispanics dont vote. Worst voting participation among any minority
Oh Hispanics do vote but only 10 million of them voted in the last election. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the non-hispanic vote. We need to make sure that every voter is a U.S. citizen, however. Put an end to the fraud.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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Mean while those legal immigrants who have obeyed our laws, who have done it the right way have loved ones waiting in line for their turn to enter.
Well with President who has two relatives already caught in violation of our immigration laws, caught committing fraud, and in violation of other laws this is hardly surprising. I wonder how many other relatives he has here breaking our laws?
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