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Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S.
« on: June 13, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/us/us-to-stop-deporting-some-illegal-immigrants.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

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Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain in the country without fear of deportation and able to work, under an executive action the Obama administration announced on Friday.


Administration officials said the president used existing legal authority to make the broad policy change, which could temporarily benefit more than 800,000 young people. He did not consult with Congress, where Republicans have generally opposed measures to benefit illegal immigrants.

The policy, while not granting any permanent legal status, clears the way for young illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows, work legally and obtain driver’s licenses and many other documents they have lacked.

“They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper,” President Obama said in announcing the new policy in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. He said he was taking “a temporary stopgap measure” that would “lift the shadow of deportation from these young people” and make immigration policy “more fair, more efficient and more just.”

Under the change, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer initiate the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years, and are in school, are high school graduates or are military veterans in good standing. The immigrants must also be not more than 30 and have clean criminal records.

Young people, who have been highly visible and vocal activists despite their undocumented status, have been calling on Mr. Obama for more than a year to stop deporting them and allow them to work. Many of them were elated and relieved on Friday.


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Re: Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 01:56:27 PM »
They were going to be staying anyway.

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Re: Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S.
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 03:28:37 PM »
They were going to be staying anyway.

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They weren't eligible to work. Now, they'll be competing with all those 18-30 year olds who are living at home, and have been looking for work for months.

Low paying retail and fast food jobs are drying up as the idiot class is pushing higher minimum wages. 

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