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White House loosens border rules for 2012

President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters, say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement.

The new rules were quietly announced Friday with a new memo from top officials at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The “prosecutorial discretion” memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military.

“They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law,” said Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state. “At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration… [if the administration] really cared about putting Americans back to work, it would be vigorously enforcing the law,” said Kobach, who has helped legislators in several states draft local immigration-related laws.

“We think it is an excellent step,” said Laura Vasquez, at the Hispanic-advocacy group, La Raza, which pushed for the policies, and which is working with other groups to register Hispanics to vote in 2012. “What’s very important is how the prosecutorial discretion memo is implemented” on the streets, she said.

The Hispanic vote could be crucial in the 2012 election, because the Obama campaign hopes to offset its declining poll ratings by registering new Hispanic voters in crucial swing states, such as Virginia and North Carolina.

To boost the Hispanic vote, the administration has enlisted support from Hispanic media figures, appointed an experienced Hispanic political operative to run the political side of the Obama reelection campaign, and has maintained close ties to Hispanic advocacy groups, including La Raza. For example, La Raza’s former senior vice president and lobbyist, Cecilia Munoz, was hired by the Obama administration as director of intergovernmental affairs in 2009.

On Friday, officials at ICE announced several new administrative changes to immigration enforcement.

The primary document was the six-page “prosecutorial discretion” memo, which provided new reasons for officials to not deport illegal immigrants.




When weighing whether an exercise of prosecutorial discretion may be warranted for a given alien, ICE officials, agents and attorneys should consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to – the circumstances of the person’s arrival in the United States … particularly if the alien came to the United States as a young child; the Person’s pursuit of education… .. whether the person, or the person’s immediate relative, has served in the U.S. military,” said the memo.

“The factors are extremely broad and very troubling … [it] look like a stealth DREAM Act enforcement through non-enforcement,” said Kobach.

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act has been repeatedly rejected by Congress from 2001 to 2010. “The deliberate non-enforcement of our immigration laws in this administration certainly seems politically motivated,” said Kobach, adding “how exactly they expect to win votes by doing this is beyond me.”

In practice, the new memo won’t make much of a difference because “ICE isn’t deporting people now,” said Jessica Vaughan, an analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies. While pleading limited resources, “they only [deport] individuals with criminal charges,” such as felonies or several misdemeanors, she said.

There are roughly 10 million illegal immigrants in the United States, of which roughly 7 million are working. Business and Democrat-allied advocacy groups have stoutly opposed federal and state efforts to identify and deport the immigrants, but public opposition has repeatedly stopped proposals – including the Obama-backed DREAM Act – to provide the illegal immigrants with amnesties and residency permits.

On Friday, officials also announced a new advisory panel intended “to implement policies stopping the [deportation and] removal of individuals charged with, but not convicted of, minor traffic offenses who have no other criminal history or egregious immigration violations.”

Advocates for illegal immigrants have long argued that police should not deport illegal immigrants who are identified following a traffic violation. “It is not a crime to be be here illegally,” claimed B. Loewe, a spokesman for the National Day Laborers Organizing Network. “Local law-enforcement enforcing immigration laws is a bad idea.”

“It is a misperception that local police are going out to pull people who look like immigrants on trumped-up traffic violations,” countered Vaughan. “They’re not removing people who made a right turn on red light without stopping, because you don’t get arrested of that.”

The agency also announced new training policies for immigration officials, a new policy to shield illegal immigrants from deportation if they seek police protection during a domestic violence episode, and a new form to be given to detained immigrants which tells them they can’t be detained for more than 48 hours by state officials.

These announcements are solutions in search of a problem, said Vaughan. For example, illegal immigrants who successfully show they are domestic violence victims already can get a “U Visa” under an established law, she said. “This is absolutely unheard of for a law enforcement agency to be told to practically apologize for doing its job” of enforcing the law,” she said.

Immigrant advocacy groups said they want to get more from the administration. “We’re continuing to work with the administration for them to show strong leadership and advancing immigration reform,” said Vasquez. “We think there are further steps the administration can take.” For example, the administration should allow people to stay in their country while their immigration cases are settled, she said.

The administration should end the “Secure Communities” program, which allows state and local police to detain illegals for subsequent deportation by federal authorities, said Loewe. “Secure Communities is an experiment they unleashed on the public without any safeguards or regulations… local law-enforcement of immigration laws is a bad idea,” he said.

Tougher enforcement of immigration laws shouldn’t be used to combat high unemployment among poor Americans, he said. Instead, the government should start a major spending program to build schools and libraries, and levy taxes on major corporations. “When were talking about a drain on the economy,” he said, “we should look at the corporations that refuse to pay back their due.”

But the overall goal of the new memos is victory in the 2012 election, not law enforcement, said Vaughan. It is “kabuki theater… designed [by the administration] to send a signal to these groups that they are taking their concerns very seriously.”

“Latino voters are very engaged and watching carefully what is happening with immigration policies,” said Vasquez, “because they’re deeply effected by it, either because they know someone impacted by it, or themselves are impacted by it.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/20/white-house-loosens-border-rules-for-2012/
 

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The "Good Ole Boys" down here might not take to kindly this!

I for one am really getting tired of all the illegals and their racist groups supporting them.

The crime is becoming rampant, I really don't care where they point the finger of blame either. It's time we take our country back and if the Feds won't do it, then it's time to take our state back!
 

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He is doing this to up the number of votes for his reelection. I am all for a fingerprint identification system. We something bio-tech to help this illegal alien stuff. It would keep the illegals out of the voting booths, from driving or getting drivers licenses, Identity theft, welfare and government assistance, SS fraud, and any banking. They would all have to leave.

Unfortunate that the tin foil hat people would immediately claim "mark of the beast or big brother controlling us" crap.
 

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Wow, like we need more ppl in here. If we open the border legally, we will be opening the border to more illegals too, it just happens. I live on the border, just happens to be the Northern border and not many Canadians are flocking across south.
 

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He is doing this to up the number of votes for his reelection. I am all for a fingerprint identification system. We something bio-tech to help this illegal alien stuff. It would keep the illegals out of the voting booths, from driving or getting drivers licenses, Identity theft, welfare and government assistance, SS fraud, and any banking. They would all have to leave.

Unfortunate that the tin foil hat people would immediately claim "mark of the beast or big brother controlling us" crap.
Are you nuts? It would be easier to get your fingerprint than your banking info. Oh yeah, let's make Identity theft easier. :rolleyes: Also, what about people like me who have minimal fingerprints? They accused me of using acid to get rid of them when I joined the military. Even the new stuff has an extremely hard time picking up my fingerprints. If I use the fingerprint scanner on the laptop I have to swipe my fingerprint a half dozen times or more. Far easier to type my password!
 

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“We think it is an excellent step,” said Laura Vasquez, at the Hispanic-advocacy group, La Raza, which pushed for the policies, and which is working with other groups to register Hispanics to vote in 2012.

La Raza translates to "The Race".

Sounds racist to me.

Another quote from a Mexican website supporting us getting rid of our immigration laws:

"Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we...should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot..."

Hmm. That's exactly what we need is more special interest groups, more divisiveness, more issues based on race, and more people offended every time someone tries to speak the truth.

It's pretty clear that the agenda is mass amnesty for all the future Democratic voters in 2012 so Obama can get reelected. What a cesspool of vile, pernicious, sneaky, greedy, people his administration has shown themselves to be. And the voters, who just want to see their little agendas moved forward, don't even see what this does to America as a whole.

And this isn't partisan bashing. The Republicans are responsible for us getting to this point.

The bottom line is that no one cares about America or it's people. It's all about money and power. The rest of us can all go to hell. Including those soon to be no longer illegals. Once they've voted, they'll be completely forgotten about. And we the people, have to live with it.

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“We think it is an excellent step,” said Laura Vasquez, at the Hispanic-advocacy group, La Raza, which pushed for the policies, and which is working with other groups to register Hispanics to vote in 2012.

La Raza translates to "The Race".

Sounds racist to me.

Another quote from a Mexican website supporting us getting rid of our immigration laws:

"Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we...should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot..."
How is this language any different from the Nazi's hate speach in the 30's?

Hmm. That's exactly what we need is more special interest groups, more divisiveness, more issues based on race, and more people offended every time someone tries to speak the truth.

It's pretty clear that the agenda is mass amnesty for all the future Democratic voters in 2012 so Obama can get reelected. What a cesspool of vile, pernicious, sneaky, greedy, people his administration has shown themselves to be. And the voters, who just want to see their little agendas moved forward, don't even see what this does to America as a whole.

The country has been going hell ever since we started to becoming hyphenated American instead of Americans.

And this isn't partisan bashing. The Republicans are responsible for us getting to this point.

Agreed both the dems and the repubs only care about pushing their agendas

The bottom line is that no one cares about America or it's people. It's all about money and power. The rest of us can all go to hell. Including those soon to be no longer illegals. Once they've voted, they'll be completely forgotten about. And we the people, have to live with it.

I use to think it was important to vote taught my kids that told everyone it was their duty and not to bitch if that didn't vote. But now I know my vote means nothing in America

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I thought you had to be a citizen for a couple of years before you could vote? Hell even if I'm right it wouldn't really make a difference.
 

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The "Good Ole Boys" down here might not take to kindly this!

I for one am really getting tired of all the illegals and their racist groups supporting them.

The crime is becoming rampant, I really don't care where they point the finger of blame either. It's time we take our country back and if the Feds won't do it, then it's time to take our state back!
I'm with you 100% and THEN some on that!:thumb::cool:
 

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When is somebody going to Stop this nut ...from killing the USA????
Next year's vote is critical. This is why we need to get the illegals out of the country now.

Other than that, I think Obama has wrecked his own chances in a fair fight. His only hope is that the Republican party nominates another good old boy instead of a valid presidential candidate. Or the libertarians/tea party have a great candidate and segment the vote.

I don't think it's going to be a problem. Obama is out of here come 2012.

Az
 
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