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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Obama To Halt Deportation Of DREAM Act Eligible Youth

President Obama will announce an executive order this morning that will stop 1 million undocumented young people who would be eligible for the DREAM Act from being deported.

Think Progress reports:

Under the president’s “deferred action” executive order, students in the U.S. who are already in deportation proceedings or those who qualify for the DREAM Act and have yet to come forward to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, will not be deported and will be allowed to work in the United States.

To be eligible for the deferral, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old, live in the United States for 5 years, maintain continuous residency, and have no felonies or serious misdemeanors and less than three minor misdemeanors on their record. An estimated 1 million people are expected to benefit from the deferral, which will last for two years and can be renewed.

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a statement:

Our Nation’ s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible manner. They are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Indeed, many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways. Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.

Obama’s move comes after multiple attempts to pass the DREAM Act were blocked by Republicans in Congress. Outflanking the bill’s opponents through an executive order fits with the president’s campaign message of “We Can’t Wait,” and also puts significant pressure on his opponent Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor’s vocal opposition to the DREAM Act is one of the many hardline anti-immigration policies that has contributed to his massive deficit among Latino voters.

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  • Yea, this is a wonderful precedent. When congress votes against something, just pass it over their head. You loved it when Bush did it, right? I feel like throwing up reading your coverage and as a former Obama supporter this just might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for me and a lot of others. When banks who have no legal claim to ownership are stealing the homes of millions of American citizens fraudulently using forged documents and perjuring themselves in court with the apparent blessings of Tim Geithner and the most corrupt justice department in recent memory, a million more welfare recipients is just what the doctor ordered. By the time the liberal mentality is done working it’s magic in the USA, we will BE Mexico!

    • JohnRNC

      By all means we must respect the will of the Congress….Virtually all of the Tea-Partiers went in with signed pledges to “do whatever is necessary to defeat Obama” and “not raise taxes for any reason”. That’s sound government for ya. As far as immigration goes, nobody has the will to “get tough” on immigrants because there’s too much money to be made on the backs of those who are not entitled to minimum wage or any sort of labor protection. By putting some of these folks in the system, they pay taxes, social security and so on. If Congress would do their job and debate the issues in good faith then we might actually make some progress on many issues including the banks and immigration.

  • well I guess this democrat will be voting repub this year

    • joyscarbo

      What are you afraid of, Steve?
      Migrant famer workers have provided cheap labor to our famers and latinos do much of the work that many Americans think they’re just too good to do. Hispanic workers aren’t out there asking for crap, except for a job. Who stands around at the wee hours of the morning, hoping that they’ll be picked to earn some pay for their labor? You don’t see average white guy doing that…it’s the hispanic workers.

  • There already was a decision by the courts that children brought into this country by illegal immigrants could not be held responsible for the crimes of their parents. THAT’S why’re allowed in public schools. The only way it can be dealt with legally, is in court. That’s why Romney’s saying it’s wrong not claiming it’s illegal, if it was illegal, he’d be SCREAMING and you know it. Look it up.
    The United States. It’s a Republic, NOT a Democracy. That’s why are times when it’s major battle.

    • Ndysay

      At the time we became a Republic a Republic was a Democracy.

      • “And to the Republic, for which it stands……..” This country has always been a Republic .

        • Ndysay

          In 1776 a Republic was a democracy. There wasn’t any other kind. Since then of course we have had the USSR. Do you believe the founders would think that kind of a Republic was OK? Of course not. The Republic that the constitution created is a democracy.

  • I am a US born citizen, and I applaud this action. We are watching the dumbing of America, and the consequent flight of jobs. Retaining potentially productive immigrants will mkae our nation stronger.

    • onedonewong

      adding another 800,000 uneducated illegals will only drop the US IQ level

  • Today’s Republicans and their fellow-travellers have this notion that people are liabilities until proven otherwise, whereas folks who’ve been brought up to think as I do (by Republican parents, by the way, but of the Eisenhower kind) consider people to be assets to the nation unless they behave otherwise. A child brought into this country by undocumented parents, who from his or her own efforts and sacrifices attains a good education and a set of useful skills, is an asset I cannot understand anyone’s wishing to lose. I wish everyone could or would work that hard, learn that much, gain those skills and learn that determination, whether immigrant or native-born. We simply need more smart, well-educated people, and whoever attains that status should be rewarded, not exported for simply being on our chunk of dirt without our official permission.

    • onedonewong

      illegals aren’t assets they are a drain our society.

      • joyscarbo

        No…YOU alone are a drain on our economy. Who stands near large contruction stores to attempt to get work so that they may earn a day’s wage. This is something that men did all the time in the 20’s. Go from town to town, work for whoever gives them the promise of some work in trade for cash or a hot meal.
        Mexican/Hispanic workers do much of the work that American men thik they’re too good to do…like dig ditches, cultivate fields, pick fruit and vegatables, frame a house…lay sodd… They are WORKING…not collecting an entitlement check. They don’t ask for a hand out- only a hand up.

        • onedonewong

          Illegals do a lot of work for sub par wages depressing the labor market. As for American men thinking that they are too good for work your right those guys and gals are the 47% who pay no axes and have been drawing UI for 2 years its the Democratic base.
          As for not asking for a handout your clueless many illegals draw welfare food stamps, unemployment insurance, claim federal deductions etc. they cost 4 times what they give to the American society

  • wonder when their gonna make us lose our jobs and use us to as an illagl to another country for that visa money. guess most are on crazy disability checks good thing so they cannnot go .hhehehe.but how long will it last. save ur money for ur card just in case. good luck.

    • joyscarbo

      Oh…I’m sorry, Sonya, were you applying for landscaping jobs? Did you not get a job picking fruit and vegatables for less than minimum wage? I doubt it.

  • please young girls today gt on the pill. world in over populated now.

    • joyscarbo

      I’m a nurse at a public healtth clinic. I see all kinds of mothers who come from modest to poor means. Many of these kids are at risk for all kinds of abuse. They’re often raised in unsafe and unclean environments. Hispanic mothers are some of the most loving and health conscious mothers! Their children are always impecably clean, well groomed and neatly dressed. Hispanic parents are far more attentive and loving than most of the American kids I see. You can say what you want…but the hispanic family takes care of their own and they do it well.

      • Maybe in this country, this is true. What about in the extreme poverty of Mexico ?

        • joyscarbo

          I can’t speak to those living in Mexico. I’m just relating to you what I’ve seen as I see poor people from all cultures who seek medical care via the public health clinic in my community.

    • Try to tell that to the Catholic Church. Good luck.

  • yes were becomming a third world poor country if u cannot see it ur blind.

  • joyscarbo

    How many “Americans” come from immagrants? ALL of US!!!! It’s a monumental hypocracy to say that hispanics are denied entrance into our country.

    • mrjgoines

      In the classroom this is the type of entitlement that is seen consistently. Our isolation from the world geographically has bread contempt and disdain for what the rest of the world might offer us. We have always had the ability to be a great country, but that greatness came from the openness and exposure ideas from countries like Spain, France and England. Why should we cut off immigration and the flow of ideas from Mexico, and our other South American compatriots?

      • joyscarbo

        What happened to the ideals that were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty? Tell me…who is exempt from this?

        “Give me your tired, your poor,
        Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
        The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
        Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
        I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

        • onedonewong

          Do you know who wrote that inscription?? The french who wanted us to take their illiterate welfare citizens

          • joyscarbo

            You are soooo brainwashed by the right….it’s just like you’re a muppet. It was merely a gift from France to the US.

          • onedonewong

            Your point?? If you have one

      • onedonewong

        Hmm can you name a single Mexican achievement??

    • onedonewong

      My folks came here LEGALLY tha’s the difference

      • joyscarbo

        Most didn’t. Ask the Native American Indians. They weren’t asked if we European White people could come and stay. Did the Indians give you your family’s paperwork? REALLY? We’re all immigrants–legally or not.

        • onedonewong

          Sorry they came from Asia and Europe so they had no more right to the land than succeeding immigrants. When we became a nation we became a nation of LAWS

          • joyscarbo

            Are you for real??!!! You are truly delluded, stupid and uneducated.
            Scientists have proven that ALL human life orginated in Africa. Does that make you African? No. Just because Nazi Germany wanted to invade and conquer all Eurpoean countries doesn’t mean they were just in doing so. The more you talk, the dumber you prove yourself to be.
            The only REAL Americans are Native Americans. Their race was here BEFORE the Europeans showed up, tried to enslave them (but couldn’t- they had home field advantage) and they were nearly wiped out completely by the Eurpoean settlers. You can’t rewrite history to suit your own racist rhetoric.

          • onedonewong

            If you came from Africa your African.. No the Natives were from Asia and had no more right to the land than succeeding immigrants. To the victor belongs the spoils.
            I’m not rewriting history just pointing out the historical facts

          • joyscarbo

            AMAZING the lengths that white people will go to justify their entitlement to EVERYTHING!!! Your ideology is a DRAIN on society.

          • onedonewong

            We don’t need to justify it, we have earned it umlikefoks like obama who have had everything hande to him via Quotas

  • Obama, hat are you thinking? Now. if these prople are here illegally, deport them. That would free up jobs and the people on welfare would have an opportunity to get a job and get off the dole. I know your unemployment numbers would rise but those who are looking for work would get a job and be thankful. Amillion or so votes will not make the difference if you won or not, but freeing up jobs would inspire Anericans to vote and talk to their friends. Word of mouth is a good way to campaign. The dream situation is fine but you need to think of the American born citizen and the unemployment numbers would go down and that would look good for your campaign. The republicans are psycoanalyzing you and it’s working!

    • The courts have already ruled that if they were brought here by their parents, they are NOT responsible You can’t charge a kid for crime committed by they’re parents.
      If what was doing’ is illegal, don’t you Romney would be screaming?, he’s not. wonder why?
      You have a point, but he’s not breaking any law.

      • What about the undocumented parents of the 16 and 17 year old minors? If the minors are permitted to stay,their parents would have to go back to Mexico ?

  • Why In The World Do You People Hate To See Others Have A Chance At The American Life!! I Bet Most Of The Ones Complaining Parents Or Grandparents Come From Others Countries!!! STOP HATING ON OTHER PEOPLE!!!

    • onedonewong

      Because they are living off the citizens already her. They are a drain on our citizens

  • jlelandthomas

    I went back to where my family history began in America their were slers and kicking at my that many back GRAND FATHERS back in 1770 ‘s as he signed up to go to war so he could be a American he paid an important and self giving price to be here so that we could be here now .I traveled to other country’s who live with out alot of liberty’s we enjoy even though we are having big problems from people like MITT ROMNEY ruining our enconomy by living on RAPING businesses to the ground leaving hundreds of Americans without jobs sending the rest of the jobs out of this country to be done with slave labor pay rates .I cannot applaud OBAMA but I can’t down him either as we have to many outsider’s here now .Did you all know they are trying to put an innerstate highway through the EVERGLADES part of my home place is being destroyed so people like MITT ROMNEY can make more money no we haven’t been free for a long time to choose our envirement to live in and the people we want to live around the rich change it at will for their comfort not ours the real Americans.As you all know we do not have a very satisfying cndidate running for president but OBAMA is alot better for us than ROMNEY who can’t seen to get out of bed without telling an obvious lie .I hope his does know’s that and can love him inspite of himself
    Johnny T

  • jlelandthomas

    You know what I want to add a note when we went to VIETNAM we had objectors whom servred by being medics and communicators and such as long as they did not have to shoot some one .But the one’s went to CANADA got to come back home free with out even a slap on the hand WHY’!!!! .that was an insult to all that have ever served in the armed forces to protect out COUNTRY and DEMOCRACY .They should have had to take the same citizen ship tests that all come to be part of AMERICA have to take .They walked out on us and turned their backs on their family’s .I am a pretty good man but this hurts in my heart that we allow this to go on yet the rich and the banks lie cheat and steal and probly were excempt from serving like GEORGE BUSH got to use the AIR FORCE for a play ground and then became president of the repubs and used our country to get the one person that threatened his dad and family and you repubs still put this shit on a serving platter to AMERICA whats wrong with you damn people can’t you just stand up and do some thing for our country instead of trying to destroy it.
    Johnny T.

  • carolknows least there is some decency left in what has become a disgustingly selfish/egotistical/calculating/heartless country of spoiled brats.

  • jlelandthomas

    To Steven Calhoon Unfortunly the REPUBS have spent all the money on themselves and we cannot hire enough law enforce to get them all out besides they want them as house peasants and cheap on the spot for the REPUBS thats the way they operate making America useless to it’s self by keeping it broke and them rich

    • onedonewong

      Yea the INS prison under barak have a 24 hour coffee tea bars, unlimited veggie trays unlimited internet access and Spanish language TV. That might be why INS doesn’t have the $$$

  • Most of you don’t know how the “numbers game” actually works. I have witnessed personally how it affected perfectly fine people who had to escape to Canada…where some intelligence prevails. This family worked their fannies off, bought a house, had two children in school who made the honor roll BUT according to the numbers machine, they weren’t good enough to take the steps to stay in this country. All of you who are so full of hate, I offer you the opportunity to come clean my house, do some REAL work, and otherwise, shut up.

    • onedonewong

      Right and becasue of Holder and Barak they immediately to to the head of the line for college admissions and jobs because of quotas

  • HS grad NO criminal record Came as a minor Gets jobs pay taxes I like it
    I am an American of English & German descent Grandma came from England,
    she was born at sea Coming to USA Her Name ? Lena Oceania K

    • onedonewong

      Are you aware that we have a 11% unemployemnt rate????

  • A great move in the Right [CORRECT] Direction. Keep it up, Make more Correct Moves.

  • He cannot bill us for their stay if they leave. It is perfectly legal to tax us to pay for illegals and muslims. Obamacare says so. This might be some of the part nanzi pelosi wanted us to wait to read until it passed. She’s such a clever rascal! Ya gotta love her!I cant wait to see everybodys face when they realize they need to read the bill and actually read it!! MOO HOO HA HA

  • This action does not filter out the educated and those with a set of useful skills. In this age group there are too many that are worthless, are already living off our government in the form of welfare and some that have turned to crime.

  • Obama and the DEMONCRATS had bullet proof majorities in both houses and could have passed it then if they wanted to . To do it now is an election year gambit that will fail . It is pandering to underinformed Hispanics for their votes . They should feel stupid used and direspected by Obama as it is only a temporary bandaid that can be repealed by Congress or the Courts . Since he did it by Executive Order it can be overturned by any future administration and it should be . Obama just did this because he knows he is losing and wants the supports of Hispanics . The underinformed indoctrinated Hispanics he will get . The American Patriot Hispanics he will lose . This is bad for the economy and it is a job Killer . Unemployment in Inner city Dem strongholds is up to 70% amongst teens . This is hitting Black Teenagers the worst in these Dem Cities . They should be offended that they now have to compete with over a million new competitors who’s Parents Broke our laws

  • Obama is on the right side of history on this issue and many others.

  • It is a great move. As an immigrate and naturalized citizen, it is about time!

    Maybe now the anti everything GOP and tea baggers will wake up and do something constructive for this country!

  • mrjgoines

    President Obama provides for a more stable America, that is able to exist further into the future by providing for this e.o. America can not survive in this World economy and would be guilty of possibly giving up the human capital that exists here, and that was grown in America. As a classroom teacher I have seen students who would be considered for deportation make huge strides, and contribute greatly through the odds that they were faced, and I believe that We only enhance the future of America by giving immigrants a chance to succeed here.

  • onedonewong

    Of course Joe Arpaio has already said he still plans on arresting them and if INS won’t pick them up they can sit in prison and rot

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  • TheOldNorthChurch

    ” More than 7 in 10 US teens jobless in summer

    By HOPE YEN Associated Press

    WASHINGTON—Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing.

    Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August. The decline has been particularly sharp since 2000, with employment for 16- to 19-year-olds falling to the lowest level since World War II. And teen employment may never return to pre-recession levels, suggests a projection by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    The drop in teen employment, steeper than for other age groups, is partly a cultural shift. More youths are spending summer months in school, at music or learning camps or in other activities geared for college. But the decline is especially troubling for teens for which college may be out of reach, leaving them increasingly idle and with few options to earn wages and job experience.
    Older workers, immigrants and debt-laden college graduates are taking away lower-skill work as they struggle to find their own jobs in the weak economy. Upper-income white teens are three times as likely to have summer jobs as poor black teens, sometimes capitalizing on their parents’ social networks for help. ….

    About 5.1 million, or just 29.6 percent, of 16- to 19-year-olds were employed last summer. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the rate dips to 25.7 percent. In 1978, the share reached a peak of nearly 60 percent before waves of immigration brought in new low-skill workers. Teen employment remained generally above 50 percent until 2001, dropping sharply to fresh lows after each of the past two recessions. …

    Out of more than 3.5 million underutilized teens who languished in the job market last summer, 1.7 million were unemployed, nearly 700,000 worked fewer hours than desired and 1.1 million wanted jobs but had given up looking. That 3.5 million represented a teen underutilization rate of 44 percent, up from roughly 25 percent in 2000.

    By race and income, blacks, Hispanics and teens in lower-income families were least likely to be employed in summer jobs. The figure was 14 percent for African-American teens when their family income was less than $40,000 a year, compared to 44 percent of white teens with family income of $100,000-$150,000. Hispanics in families making less than $40,000 also faced difficulties (19 percent employed), while middle-class black teens with family income of $75,000-$100,000 did moderately better, at 28 percent employed.
    Based on teen employment from January to April this year, also at historic lows, the share of teens working in jobs this summer is expected to show little if any improvement. ”

    Is this about “Hope and Change”? Or just about not wanting to lose power and position?

    We have plenty of human assets in the this country.

  • Congress should stop Barack Obama from giving amesty to the illegal immigrants in the so called Dream Act. Why does the US need to finance the education of illegal immigrants when there are so many American citizens looking for work? We think that Barack Obama is looking for votes. However, can illegal immigrants cannot vote!