1. Discuss politics - join our community by registering for free here! HOP - the political discussion forum

Obama Issues 550,000 Exemptions to Illegal Immigrants

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by GBFan, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    109
    President Barack Obama is renewing his two-year amnesty for at least 550,000 younger illegal immigrants, and is rolling back education requirements and anti-fraud measures.

    “Obama’s extension of his unilaterally-created immigration program not only violates his constitutional duty to enforce the law, but the changes he made to it proactively invite fraud and abuse,” said a June 5 statement by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.

    “By loosening the education standards, potentially millions more unlawful immigrants who do not meet even basic educational requirements will be able to apply for the [amnesty] program,” he said.

    Goodlatte, however, did not criticize the administration for disadvantaging U.S. workers. In fact, he has pushed a House bill that would allow companies to employ 750,000 foreign workers during each year in the food sector. So far, his guest-worker bill has not moved because GOP leaders are blocking the Senate’s June immigration bill, which would double the annual inflow of almost 2 million immigrants and guest-workers.

    Obama announced his amnesty program in June 2012, shortly before the 2012 election. Under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” Obama directed officials to stop applying immigration law against younger illegals who don’t commit major crimes, and to award work permits to those illegals.

    So far, the amnesty has been used by at least 520,000 illegals to win two-year residency and work permits. That quantity of foreign workers is more than all jobs created in April and May.

    Obama’s renewed amnesty announcement comes at the start of summer, when roughly 4 million Americans graduate from high-schools or colleges and search for decent jobs.

    Younger Americans are the least likely to be be employed in the slack economy, partly because they face competition from each other, plus roughly 600,000 working-age immigrants and 800,000 guest-workers each year.
     
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    17,848
    Likes Received:
    1,464
    Location:
    Wandering around
    Talk is cheap. DO something congress.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice