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Old 01-18-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has granted deferred action to 154,404 young undocumented immigrants, including more than 50,000 in the past month, according to data released on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.
Deferred Action Granted To More Than 150,000 Undocumented Immigrants


Wow, 50,000 in one month! Talk about lightning speed. Then again, it doesn't take long to rubber-stamp applications. Yet, millions are still waiting outside this country to enter through legal channels.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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And today he declared all of them "lawfully present" as well so they can apply for state benefits.

Kinda changes up that original EO eh ? Deferred deportation for 2 years and able to get a work permit is now "lawfully present in the US".

Obama administration eases path for 'Dreamers' to get behind the wheel - Washington Times
The Obama administration said Friday that illegal immigrants who qualify for its new non-deportation policy are now “considered to be lawfully present” in the U.S. — a legal status that could help them to get driver’s licenses.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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And today he declared all of them "lawfully present" as well so they can apply for state benefits.

Kinda changes up that original EO eh ? Deferred deportation for 2 years and able to get a work permit is now "lawfully present in the US".

Obama administration eases path for 'Dreamers' to get behind the wheel - Washington Times
The Obama administration said Friday that illegal immigrants who qualify for its new non-deportation policy are now “considered to be lawfully present” in the U.S. — a legal status that could help them to get driver’s licenses.
In otherwords Obama is passing amnesty for them thru executive order while bypassing congress and declaring them "lawfully present". The fact that congress did not challenge his stay of deportation orders has only empowered him even more. Is anyone surprised?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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And today he declared all of them "lawfully present" as well so they can apply for state benefits.

Kinda changes up that original EO eh ? Deferred deportation for 2 years and able to get a work permit is now "lawfully present in the US".

Obama administration eases path for 'Dreamers' to get behind the wheel - Washington Times
The Obama administration said Friday that illegal immigrants who qualify for its new non-deportation policy are now “considered to be lawfully present” in the U.S. — a legal status that could help them to get driver’s licenses.
Isn't that an oxymoron? How can one be an illegal alien, yet be lawfully present?
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:58 PM
 
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Yes and they are lining up waiting to get their approved drivers licence...How do we know that we now wont have a hundred illegals all claiming to be the same person and sharing the licence?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:35 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Yes and they are lining up waiting to get their approved drivers licence...How do we know that we now wont have a hundred illegals all claiming to be the same person and sharing the licence?
Oh, we will!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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No back taxes to be paid -- no legal immigration process to follow. Come here illegally and the rewards are great. Why be a chump and follow the laws?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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No back taxes to be paid -- no legal immigration process to follow. Come here illegally and the rewards are great. Why be a chump and follow the laws?
That's the million dollar question. Why would anyone even bother going through legal channels, when they can receive far more by simply sneaking across the border? Illegals can come here, steal identities, commit fraud, tax evasion, and countless other "non-violent" crimes and be rewarded for their efforts. On the other hand, legal immigrant are required to wait in their countries, pay costly fees, continue to wait while their applications are being considered, and if they're lucky, finally have the opportunity to enter this country. I will never understand how anyone can support illegal aliens.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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And then we have thousands of returning military personnel who will need jobs, government assistance, healthcare, and the like only to be usurped by lawfully present illegal immigrants. Say what??
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