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Obama Wants Amnesty Passed By Fall

From New York Times:

Guatemalan illegal immigrants deported from the United States arrive back in Guatemala City in 2008.

Obama to Push Immigration Bill as One Priority

April 9, 2009

By JULIA PRESTON

While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Mr. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as “policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system,” said the official, Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.

Mr. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in May, administration officials said, and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall.

Some White House officials said that immigration would not take precedence over the health care and energy proposals that Mr. Obama has identified as priorities. But the timetable is consistent with pledges Mr. Obama made to Hispanic groups in last year’s campaign.

He said then that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Mr. Obama in the election…

Opponents, mainly Republicans, say they will seek to mobilize popular outrage against any effort to legalize unauthorized immigrant workers while so many Americans are out of jobs

Debate is still under way among administration officials about the precise timing and strategy. For example, it is unclear who will take up the Obama initiative in Congress…

The White House is calculating that public support for fixing the immigration system, which is widely acknowledged to be broken, will outweigh opposition from voters who argue that immigrants take jobs from Americans

Administration officials said that Mr. Obama’s plan would not add new workers to the American work force, but that it would recognize millions of illegal immigrants who have already been working here. Despite the deep recession, there is no evidence of any wholesale exodus of illegal immigrant workers, independent studies of census data show…

In broad outlines, officials said, the Obama administration favors legislation that would bring illegal immigrants into the legal system by recognizing that they violated the law, and imposing fines and other penalties to fit the offense. The legislation would seek to prevent future illegal immigration by strengthening border enforcement and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, while creating a national system for verifying the legal immigration status of new workers.

But administration officials emphasized that many details remained to be debated

Anticipating opposition, Mr. Obama has sought to shift some of the political burden to advocates for immigrants, by encouraging them to build support among voters for when his proposal goes to Congress

Of course we expected this no matter which of our two media anointed candidate won the Presidency.

Still, given the minor detail that a vast majority of the American citizenry vehemently oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, it still comes as a bitter pill.

But that is what comes of foolishly believing we still have a representative government.

And by the way, New York Times, the opposition to this isn’t just about jobs.

Mr. Obama has sought to shift some of the political burden to advocates for immigrants, by encouraging them to build support among voters for when his proposal goes to Congress.

In other words, Mr. Obama wants more illegal aliens demonstrating in the streets in the hopes that the threat of the mob will scare Americans into accepting this amnesty anyway.

What a great statesman he is.

Such a great ‘unifier.’

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 9th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Obama Wants Amnesty Passed By Fall”

  1. oldswimcoach says:

    Of all the policies of George Bush he picks to continue to pursue… I thought Carter screwed up the country in short order, but this guy is in a whole new category!

    • Barbie says:

      I’m baffled (I know, I’m just gullible or not aware enough) how the same people who didn’t want amnesty are the same people (in many cases) who voted Obama in. What did they expect? So someone said – who? The amnesty issue will be a hot issue this summer and rising gas prices (also thanks to commie obommie) will begin again. The combination of the two could well make a societal ‘powderkeg’. Oh yes, it was Rush who said this.

      Will the results of this powderkeg scenario also grant Obama his wish to trample the 2nd amendment?

  2. proreason says:

    It’s all designed to insure a permanent lunatic majority, based on the no-nothing something-for-nothing crowd who vote entirely on the number of twenties that foresee in their pockets.

    You can trace every single policy back to that, including everything that happened on the Foreign Pollicy Photo-op.

    Examples, diss the queen? that’s spitting in the eye of whitey.
    Bow to the former goat-herder? again, spitting in the eye whitey.
    Knock America at every chance? a signal that that reparations are on the way.
    Give a trillion away? signals the homeboys in Mexico will be higher in the queue than American businesses.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Makes it easier to find them if they are protesting in the streets. Here is where we can counter their protests and meet the situation head on, eye to eye….so that there is no dispute as to what REAL Americans think of the ILLEGALS here sucking our system dry!! If we turn a blind eye to this issue……Obeyme has won and they is NO hope for the United States anymore!! The 12 million that are here illegally will fight to stay here………..they think it’s their right. You can do your little Tea Bag protest April 15th……..they don’t care in D.C.! But if you show up to face the illegals….why even the MSM will take notice and run with it. WHAT PART OF THE WORD “ILLEGAL” DON’T THEY COMPREHEND?

  4. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    The DNC needs 12 million new voters for the mid-terms. I’m sure twice that many will have become disillusioned with the Deceiver by then and vote republican. ACORN can only do so much to ensure their financer’s victory, fake ballots and mindless new zombies are need to fill in the rest.

    But what I don’t understand is how the justice department can charge anybody with a crime. This is blatant selective persecution, or lack there of, for political gain. And it isn’t just the DNC is both parties. It is a shame that people who can’t, or at least aren’t legally allowed, to vote garner more attention and support from our “elected” officials that the tax paying citizens of this country.

    • jobeth says:

      “The DNC needs 12 million new voters for the mid-terms.”

      Not only new voters, but new UNION members. A twofer!

  5. You know I don’t mind absorbing the best minds from ANYWHERE around the globe. If we could just hold to the law. If the LAW will be changed, then so be it. My preferred handling of the illegal situation is posted here: http://jasongillman.com/ While many might disagree with part of my solution, it is what might actually solve the issue..

    As for the “little tea bag protests..” Hopefully, it gathers attention when 500k folks come out and are no longer anonymous. While it hardly approaches the solution level, it advances our voices. What we do AFTERWARD will determine the real affect. If we sit on our hands and declare the parties successful without further planning, then … who knows.

  6. jobeth says:

    “Administration officials said that Mr. Obama’s plan would not add new workers to the American work force, but that it would recognize millions of illegal immigrants who have already been working here. Despite the deep recession, there is no evidence of any wholesale exodus of illegal immigrant workers, independent studies of census data show…”

    Maybe not…but how many Americans could go back to work if these illegals were deprived of their jobs…BY FOLLOWING THE LAW?

    Take away their jobs and they go home on their own…Period! Why/How could they stay? Oh, that’s right…in jail…IF THE LAW WAS FOLLOWED!!!

    • wardmama4 says:

      Take away their social services benefits and I bet not only would a high percentage self-deport, a lot more would never even bother coming.

      This disgusts me – we fought it down during Bush years – one of the few things I completely disagree with him on – and now here we go again.

      BTW, The One ™ is partial to this issue since he is using the 14th Amendment as proof that he is an American citizen – even though as the law was written in 1961, Ann Dunham could not convey citizenship upon The One ™ even if he were born in America –

      The law in 1961 read that the American parent had to have lived in the US for 19 years – Ann was 18 when she gave birth to The One ™ – so he has been forced to use the 14th Amendment (i.e. the anchor baby clause) to be a citizen of the US.

      No wonder he has such a vested interest in ‘legalizing’ all the illegals in America!

  7. canary says:

    It’s for the best they went back to their own country. If they stay in the U.S., global warming will skyrocket.


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