It is painfully clear, that Wannabe Despot Obama is worried that he may actually lose to Romney come November. In an apparent raw act of election year desperation, Obama has taken it upon himself to circumvent Congress by passing an executive order ceasing deportation of illegal immigrants under the age of 30. Although: “Obama’s election-year amnesty by executive fiat: while this announcement was made with politics in mind, it isn’t actually a new administration policy. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano informed Senate Democrats of this shift in a letter last August.”
But timing, as they say is everything! Next Friday Obama will be addressing the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. How conveeeenient!
John Hill of Stand With Arizona reports:
OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens
He’s done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens – effective immediately.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.…..
And Obama finally produces a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS – as a million illegals will be added to a workforce to compete with Americans workers already suffering through a record length of recession unemployment.
We need to see the fine print of this order, but if it is similar to the DREAM Act, we should expect an immediate increase in border crossings and massive new fraud as ineligible illegals and foreign nationals scramble to get in on the amnesty order – just as occurred in 1986. That is because – as SWA noted in its objection – the DREAM Act would have permitted ANY illegal alien to apply for the amnesty, even if they were well outside the bounds of its terms, and they would be granted an automatic stay of deportation pending “investigation” – which could be extended indefinitely by the DHS Secretary.
If this order matches those terms of the DREAM Act, then we may well be looking at a MAJOR amnesty of more than 2 million ADDITIONAL illegals, due to document fraud, new border crossings, and fraudulent applications.
All emphasis his.
With youth unemployment already at 14%, this action could have catastrophic results.
President Barack Obama is using his control over government agencies to establish a semi-amnesty for younger illegal immigrants, even though the nation’s youth unemployment rate is already at a record level.
The new policy was announced as polls showed that Obama’s re-election campaign is losing ground in critical states, including Wisconsin, North Carolina and Florida.
Obama’s campaign deputies have frequently said that the Hispanic vote is critical to their success in several swing-states, such as Florida, Colorado and North Carolina.
The impact of the new amnesty on American Hispanic voters is unclear, partly because polls show they’re most concerned about jobs and the economy, and they’re worried about cross-border crime.
Currently, youth unemployment is formally estimated at 14 percent by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In practice, youth unemployment is much higher among rural whites, among Hispanics and African-Americans because many many younger people do not search for jobs amid the high unemployment. For example, less than half of African-Americans aged between 18 and 30 have full-time jobs, according to the BLS.
Impeach the bastard.
Update: I have split the flashback portion from this post. I am in the process of creating a new post including it. Will update with link as soon as it is live.
Update 2: The link: Obama #DREAMAct Amnesty Flashbacks: Can’t: “Change Laws Unilaterally” ‘Stop Deportations Through Exec Order’