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Obama to Halt Deportations of DREAM Act-Eligible Immigrants

President Obama is to announce a new policy granting immunity to young immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act, the AP reports:

ObamaThe policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.

Obama planned to discuss the new policy Friday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden.

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  1. Not good. We need to deport all illegal aliens, regardless of age, immediately. This amnesty is an incentive to criminality and undermining our society. Additionally, many illegal aliens are homophobes from uneducated countries and will increase bigotry against minorities. Everyone who can please donate to http://www.fairus.org/news/obama-bypasses-congress-declares-dream-act-now-in-effect . We can stop this travesty that hurts all Americans, gay or heterosexual if we work together.

    Posted by: DB | Jun 15, 2012 8:19:36 PM


  2. You can't commit a crime that you had no intent to, Dream Act qualifying students were BROUGHT here as children. This IS their home and acting like this is a simple issue "they are law breakers!!" Shows how the right wing can easily brainwash even the gay community. I know too many people who think they know what they are talking about when it comes to immigration, but sadly it boils down to right-wing talking points. They think not of the young brilliant people who have done everything right except they weren't born here. Don't give into right wing rhetoric. I applaud Obama on this decision. If nothing it will make the right wing fume! But on the positive side thousands of young adults will no longer fear deportation to a country they barely or hardly know.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jun 15, 2012 11:00:06 PM


  3. @Rick - There are very few Americans that I'm aware of that aren't lawbreakers of some type, and I have zero doubt that if I examined your life, I'd find plenty of activities far worse than looking for a better life. You also fail to acknowledge the FACT that many of these people were deliberately brought here by American corporations, and many do jobs Americans will not do, and that we, as a nation, canno exist without. The President clearly has looked at the population demographics and is as aware as I am that many programs like Social Security cannot remain solvent without an influx of young, tax-paying people as Americans have fewer children and the huge bolus of baby Boomer sweep out of the population that pays in and into the population that takes out. It's an immensely *intelligent* position - one that apparently escapes you

    Posted by: Tarc | Jun 16, 2012 12:31:34 AM


  4. THIS IS AN AFFRONT TO THE HURTING AMERICAN WORKER.

    HOWEVER THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED, AS THEY ARE STILL ILLEGAL. INTERESTING ENOUGH, THROUGH PROCESSING THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS WOULD BE REVEALED AND ICE CAN DETAIN AND DEPORT. NOT TO FORGET THAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN WILL SUFFER, AS THESE FOREIGN NATIONAL KIDS ARE ISSUED 800 THOUSANDS VISAS.

    EVERY PRO-SOVEREIGNTY AMERICAN WHO HAS NEVER CARED TO VOTE SHOULD JOIN THE TEA PARTY OR VOTE AGAINST THE OBAMA REGIME. WITH ORGANIZATIONS AS GEORGE SOROS, MOVE ON ORG AND PRO-ULTRA LEFT, ANTI AMERICAN GROUPS, THE COMMUNIST FOUNDED ACLU AND OTHER SPECIAL INTEREST OUR U.S. CONSTITUTION IS IN PERIL, GRAVE THREAT AS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE? THANKING SOMEBODY AS REP. STEVE KING WHO HAS A SPINE TO SUE, INSTEAD OF THE ERIC HOLDER AND DEPT OF IN-JUSTICE SUING FINANCIALLY HURTING STATES AS ARIZONA ‘THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT’. MAY BE THE BACKDOOR AMNESTY ‘DREAM ACT’ WILL BE HELD-UP IN THE COURTS AND BLOCKED FOR THE TIME BEING.

    The Obama administration is passing laws by decree now, without any oversight and not being addressed by the House of Representatives. I thought this type of enacting policies as this, was for the dictatorships of the world? This is AMNESTY by any other name and will generate a firestorm amongst Independents voters as me, explicitly the TEA PARTY? I guess the Obama government sees themselves above the “rule of Law.” Obviously this is a political push for the children of foreign nationals and certainly performed on behalf of the majority ethnic population? Is this another bloated fraud policy, as seen in the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act.

    With the possibility of a work visa, they will be able to apply for taxpayer’s money for enrollment in colleges. THIS IS BILLIONS MORE DOLLARS TO THE STRAINED FINANCES FOR EDUCATION AND FURTHERANCE OF EVEN MORE PENDING MASSIVE CHAIN MIGRATION; AT LEAST THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED FOR BREAKING IMMIGRATION LAWS? Democrats have always been generous with other people’s money, so it is very scary wondering what’s next in their agenda of their ‘Political Correctness’? Without any contradiction this is a means to gain millions of extra votes from persons already here, including non-citizens? This has clearly been shown by the Obama Dept of IN-Justice suing Florida, for ethically doing the correct thing of erasing non citizens from the election rolls.

    If you want to read the truth about the lawlessness and carnage along the border, then bookmark the ‘AMERICAN PATROL’ website. Investigate other headlines today such as ‘Catch and release for low-priority illegal’s proposed -- Border agency's secret draft policy includes 'prosecutorial discretion', Obama implements DREAM amnesty by executive fiat!, The Fast and Furious scandal , Reporter heckles Obama during speech declaring sell-out of U.S. workers, Obama regime to help illegal’s, LA Mayor Villaraigosa delighted over Obama's outrageous decree, Rep. Granger alarmed by Obama chicanery, Out-of-control Obama regime to bypass Congress on illegal’s today, Bombastic assemblyman wants to keep criminal illegal’s in the state, NYPD faces politicians, Muslim advocates seeking control of cops, Voters need to make their voices heard on illegal immigration, etc., AMERICAN PATROL is a current exposure site of the nationwide E-media and newspapers, blogs and commentary that the Liberal press prefers to keep from the public. Daily, the truth is revealed about illegal immigration and the corruption in Washington and state assemblies. This is intelligence not found in the press, which the parties keep suppressed. There is an eye opening video from TEA PARTY. ORG about the stunning claim that President Obama is ineligible for the position in the White House and every citizen should judge for their own peace of mind.

    The Obama is stealing millions of American’s livelihood, by trying to close down the coal, gas and oil industry. We have more oil in regions of America, then any other place on this planet and would pay off the $16 Trillion dollars; we owe nations that don’t like us. The Canadian pipeline would lighten the load of all consumers gas needs, but Obama has prohibited it and may now be sold to our enemy China. Both parties are to blame for this immigration mess, we find our country hopelessly swamped under? We must alter our future before it’s too late and end this Presidents reign of Socialist philosophy, to give away our wealth to other nations, as ‘THE TREATY OF THE SEA’. Do you know about this issue?

    Posted by: Dave Francis | Jun 16, 2012 12:41:12 AM


  5. @ Dave Francis: I find it amusing that "Real American" Tea Baggers -- such as yourself -- invariably write, spell and punctuate as if English was not your first language. Please, don't misunderstand me, I'm not suggesting that you are foreign born (not that there is anything wrong with that). I'm suggesting that you are a moron.

    Posted by: AtlantaGuy | Jun 16, 2012 3:43:00 PM


  6. Another reason to vote for Obama/Biden in November.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 17, 2012 12:10:09 AM


  7. So many people get called morons on this site. I think it should be for morons only. Then we'd have a level playing field, but I wouldn't want an effete snob grammar queen on my baseball team.

    Posted by: Josh | Jun 17, 2012 2:09:35 PM


  8. the population of europe and usa is the same. and all of europe could fit in about the east coast os USA... there is room.
    and the idea of america....we are all immigrants.

    obama is thinking steps and steps ahead. people who just say 'send the kids back' or 'make it illegal and they'll go back because they can't make money' or thinking in 1 dimension and dont have the ability to contextualize a social situation, nor a humane one, or anything that exists outside of their bible preaching, money hoarding thoughts. its amazing always that the conservatives who are christian influenced are the most intolerable....

    Posted by: juan | Jun 17, 2012 6:30:11 PM


  9. I'm utterly sorry but some of you morons still believe in the political system...

    We're at a downfall. If you've done your research you'd know that the last good president was killed was JFK; Loved by americans, the family member of JFK who thought about running for presidency, Bang. LOL Republicans vs Democrats. LMAO you think when it's time for voting that you're voting? The choice is already made for you, either candidate is a mere puppet.

    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/deaths.htm

    goodness people, use the internet for what is it; Ours. There will come a time where it won't be hours. Even search engines are starting to omit search results yielding government coverups.

    What part of w a k e u p . . . people don't understand!?

    Posted by: Jermie | Jun 19, 2012 9:03:52 AM


  10. -h in hours.

    Posted by: Jermie | Jun 19, 2012 9:06:17 AM


  11. i dont see why some of the comments above specify just Mexicans come on not all of hispanics are Mexicans...you also have have hispanics from Honduras, salvador, guatemala, colombia, nicaragua etc ...i dont see why mexicans are the only ones named i know we're on the border but still.... and we should also be given a right to be here, stay here and work....like some comments specified it wasnt our choice to be here it was our parents choice they brought us here to give us a better life compare to what they had.... and guess what im mexican proud of it and im going to get my work permit....

    Posted by: smsnene | Jul 20, 2012 1:52:54 PM


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