published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Obama, illegal aliens and amnesty

In an assault on the rule of law, the Obama administration has not only put a stop to deportation proceedings against potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, but it has decided to grant many illegal aliens permits so they may work legally in the United States.

Congress has enacted no law granting the administration that authority. In fact, Congress has refused time and again to give amnesty to illegal aliens, and the president has no business going around Congress to offer amnesty.

The administration says it will "review" the cases of some 300,000 illegal aliens who are being processed in the United States' immigration courts. Those who have not been convicted of additional crimes since illegally coming to this country can be given permission to remain here indefinitely and to seek work permits.

That's an outrage!

Not only does it usurp Congress' legislative authority, but it formally adds large numbers of people to the U.S. workforce at a time when unemployment is already 9.1 percent! That's only going to depress wages and make it harder for U.S. citizens and lawful immigrants to find jobs.

And remember: The illegal aliens who will benefit from this decision have already been detained and are in our legal system. It is discouraging to immigration agents and other law enforcement officers who arrested the illegal aliens in the first place to learn that now many of them will be set free.

The administration says it is giving illegal aliens this reprieve so it can focus on deporting those who have committed violent crimes. But considering the president's long support for legalization of illegal invaders, it seems obvious that a broad amnesty is his real goal.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform rightly labeled the administration's actions favoring illegal aliens a "huge breach of the public trust."

That's exactly what it is, and the American people should be sure to express, in the 2012 election, their opposition to the president's flouting of the rule of law.

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hambone said...

This is another febble attempt by the TFP to create an issue where none exists.

August 23, 2011 at 6:17 a.m.
EaTn said...

An acquaintance of mine was brought to this country some twenty years ago when he was age six, attended public school and some college, got married and has recently been rightly concerned about being deported. He like many in this situation have no ties to their birth country and would be like me being sent there trying to survive.

August 23, 2011 at 6:35 a.m.

Looks like President Obama gave in to temptation. He said it was tempting to do things on his own. I wish he would put some energy into problem solving rather than finding new and creative ways to get around congress! I'd have to say that if George W. Bush had done this or a lot of other things that have been going on, the press would show no mercy.

August 23, 2011 at 7:59 a.m.
hambone said...

Some of those posting here are making the assumtion that there is TRUTH in this opinion!!

August 23, 2011 at 10:37 a.m.
SCOTTYM said...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/22/ED7O1KQC2J.DTL

The new policy is to only deport those illegal aliens who have broken the law.

Which of course is nonsense, but then, no one but leftards ever claimed that leftards are smart.

August 23, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.
LibDem said...

Reviewing these cases is certainly an impeachable offense. Thinking before acting! Outrageous!

August 23, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.
fairmon said...

Only deal with those breaking the law? Is illegally entering the country not still against the law? The same person says we are a country that respects the rule of law. Where is congress? On vacation again of course, which is not a bad thing.

August 23, 2011 at 10:06 p.m.
munar2000 said...

I say no to illegals. Why? Because 1000's of legal citizens are coming here a day and it's not fare that our portion of tax is given to illegals and anchor babies. Then illegals have the nerve to drive without a licsence or insurance and still commit crime. They need to get in line with everyone else. If our govt. gives Amnesty to illegals, it then refutes the ideals of legal immigration. Then if that is the case, the govt. should not tax the citizens as much. If our govt. wants to be so generous, they should make a separate fund from their own pockets and not the citizens. And they should make separate housing and housing area for illegals and contract them so they have a count and i.d. if they want to work here. Then the U.S. should bill Mexico for any additional fees if illegals go over their maximum stay. But everyone in this country, legal, citizen, or illegal has to be accounted for. To be Continuted.

August 28, 2011 at 6:06 p.m.
munar2000 said...

This is my proposal. Make a separate free entry line for illegals at all our borders, north and south. There, all they have to do is give their name and we will tag or i.d. each person electronically so they can be tracked and then give them a card so when they find work, or they have to show their employer the id or card. Here's the catch, for sure the employer will want to pay them under the table. To prevent that, the govt. can charge the employer a certain amount of tax to compensate for the salary made under the table. And there is no way to go around this because each individual will be tracked. With this I.D. card, they each illegal will be given a generous petty amount of cash to spend on expenses and then the govt. can designate a certain lodging area for the individual. You see, this will all be regulated by our govt. or big brother. This way, everything will be easier, and at the same token, the individual can still get in line to apply for permanent residence based on guidelines like all other immigrants: To learn the language fluently given a certain time, to be free of any criminal record given a certain time, and if working for a corporation, that they must pay taxes like all other individuals. Secondly, if a baby is born through illegal aliens, the baby should not be granted citizenship and must follow a path of naturalization. And every baby born, the more tax must be implemented. Driving: Make the driving laws more tougher and implement the arizona law, making it lawful that if an officer suspects someone of illegal nature to be driving, that the individual be pulled over. At this time, the individual can show his or her i.d. and there is no problem. Hereby, no illegal citizen should have equal rights as a normal citizien till illegal has concured his or her obligation to meet the criteria to become a legal citizen. The state or federal law has the right to rebuke or deny citizenship to any persons who are not obligating the laws.

August 28, 2011 at 6:18 p.m.
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