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Amnesty end-run

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POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:55pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:35pm

The Washington Times is reporting that the administration is trying to sneak amnesty for illegals through the back door.

That means not having to send the idea through Congress to be shot down or debated ad nauseum.


The memo, addressed to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director and written by four agency staffers, says the administration has to "reduce the threat of removal" for many illegal immigrants who have run afoul of immigration authorities.

"In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, the government can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear," the staffers wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican

The memo suggests that in-depth discussions have occurred on how to keep many illegal immigrants in the country, which would be at least a temporary alternative to the proposals Democrats in Congress have made to legalize illegal immigrants.

The memo does talk about targeting specific groups of illegal immigrants.

Mr. Grassley said it confirms his fears that the administration is trying an end-run around Congress.

Sounds like an end-run to me.

But then again...why all this trouble when you have activist judges?
 

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Are the people in Washington listening to us?? We worry about the cost of healthcare, education, etc have they stopped to think how much would be saved if we didn't have to have people at work that can speak Mexican, have separate paper work so we don't hurts anyones feelings. It would be so simple make English the national lanuage and if you want to be an American then do what is right and apply.

Can someone explain what is going to happen if illegals get amnesty and they want the same pay as legal Americans......Can someone explain to me why is it ok for illegals to steal from medicade and medicare. Government estimates 4 million babies born to illegals a year. Minimum $5k per kid.....$20 billion to illegals who don't pay their share.....Where is that fair? Only in hell. Explain that to my mom who is a 45 year taxpayer, and a cancer patient. The government is corrupt.

Rick perry & the Republicans' devotion to amnesty for illegal immigrants after all it was the REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE WHO PASSED A BILL THAT ALLOWS ILLEGAL IMMIGRFANTS TO ATTEND TEXAS COLLEGES AT IN STATE TUITION RATES AND GOVERNOR PERRY SIGNED IT INTO LAW. LOOK IT UP, THIS OCCURED IN 2001 AND IS STILL IN PLACE THANKS TO TEXAS REPUBLICANS.

It is not about religion. Illegals are about a free ride. They should not be allowed amnesty!!Come through the front door. Pay taxes like We that were born here and our families for generations were. We the taxpayers are footing the bill for all these illegals. Most of those that stand on the corners wanting day labor expect to get $10 an hour and don't have to pay taxes, but get help with housing, medical care, food stamps,electric and gas bills. We get $7.25 hr. and pay taxes. Stormy!

Business leaders listen up. What are you going to do when the illegals that you hire at less than what an American can work for and the illegals outnumber you in votes? At some point this will happen, and the country that you wanted for your children will be entirely dismantled and look like Mexico. You just might want to think about that before your wallet.

What about the Christian families that will be separated by this deportation stuff? What about those?

It is all about the wallet and what WE AMERICANS DESERVE.

Further, you are telling us that workers with amnesty can live here and work for less. Workers with amnesty are now TAXED too. Why is it that an illegal, remaining here(amnesty) and paying taxes can work for less than an American? They can't. Once they have to pay taxes, they live here for the same cost. Your logic is faulty.

Hey Dick,
Tell me why the illegals would want to come forward and want to pay taxes when they get everything given to them by sypathizers and U.S. government. It is easier to take and be dishonest than to tell the truth. We Americans that pay our taxes don't understand your logic. Why don't illegals see that they are making the U.S.A. like their own country. Where are they going to run once America can't pay for them.

Once again, when someone introduces solid Christian insight that conflicts with the Conservative agenda, NOBODY says a word.

Not Neal, none of the usual folks.

When are you guys gonna realize that the Republican party does not always care about REAL Christian interests?

Don't get me wrong, I am pro-life and generally conservative, but seriously in this situation the republicans are going to destroy Christian families! Why did we need a liberal judge to do God's work for us?

That activist judge is doing my fellow followers of Jesus Christ a favor! Whether she is aware of it or not!
I am rooting for the great, Jesus/family/wife loving family men that want desperately the best for their faith and family. Speaking English and jumping through complicated hoops of citizenship are not a requirement for the body of Christ. And I want them to be blessed.
Thank you Lord, great God of heaven and Earth for this court decision. We have found blessing amongst evil leaders.

Neal, lets talk about what massive deportation does to the Christian family structure.

Marriage, a commitment before Jesus Christ can be destroyed, because when married, a couple was not citizens of this country. They made a lifelong commitment to one another in this great and new land, in the name of Jesus. But there is no guarantee that they will be shipped back to the same place.

Their children will be separated as well. This is a travesty and ENTIRELY unchristian, Neal.

Christianity never ever ever cared about breaking the law, when breaking the law meant preserving your family, marriage, and ability to love the lord Jesus Christ.

Why do you champion "breaking the law" when my Mexican brethren, who love the Lord Jesus Christ raise their family here in such a wonderful, meek, Christ-led way, are going to be taken from their homes, stripped of their property and family, and separately sent back to an oppressive country where the Christian life is hated.

Further, the 500 character limit here is a joke.

Admins, please take note of this.

Why don't you do a POV investigation on the fine residents of Hollytree and how many of their landscapers are legal?

Are you a journalist, or not?

Neal, some people care about humanity. Some of us actually KNOW illegal immigrants personally. They are building churches and families.

History looks back and sees people that immigrated to a new land. They moved to the new land to escape oppression. History sees them in a good light. This is our history. And we weren't fair OR legal about how we got here.

When are you going to be compassionate in the way that Jesus was? For years, we let folks in easily; now we throw them out? WWJD.

Rick perry & the Republicans' devotion to amnesty for illegal immigrants after all it was the REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE WHO PASSED A BILL THAT ALLOWS ILLEGAL IMMIGRFANTS TO ATTEND TEXAS COLLEGES AT IN STATE TUITION RATES AND GOVERNOR PERRY SIGNED IT INTO LAW. LOOK IT UP, THIS OCCURED IN 2001 AND IS STILL IN PLACE THANKS TO TEXAS REPUBLICANS.

The US Sen. and House of Reps. run this country.If there is a 1.2 Trillion $ deficient, if there is an immigration problem,
if there is war on 2 fronts, if the dollar has a diminishing value, if there is corruption in the highest of public office, if there are activist judges circumventing the will of the American people, if your civil liberties are at risk, if your taxes are too high, if,if,if, then it is the desire of the elected people in D.C. To do less than replace them is folly.
95 Days

Because Obamao and the Democrats need those votes in November, or they're gonna get their @ss's stomped !

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