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Do You Think the U.S. Should Stop Deporting Young Immigrants? (Obama Does)

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Barack Obama made headlines Friday as he stated that his administration will no longer deport young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were children. His announcement, as expected, was met with part-joy and part-skepticism -- as well as a heckler who constantly kept interrupting the president as he spoke.

"These are young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they're friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper," the president said in his speech Friday morning. But he was also quick to add that this is not a permanent answer. "This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship... It's not a permanent fix," Obama said. Do you think the U.S. should stop deporting young immigrants?

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  • Dave 007 2012/07/21 14:49:56
    No
    Dave 007
    Get them out of here, period. Also get the students who go to our colleges out of here.
  • Rude Ri... Dave 007 2014/01/26 06:35:30
    Rude Richard
    Get all illegals out of America including that illegal alien muslim terrorist bastard obama...We can't afford to pay for all these illegal wetback democratic voters, paying for their children's education, food, housing + all their relatives...
  • Lina Blub 2012/06/28 14:25:48
    I'm not sure
    Lina Blub
    Depends on the situation right there. (Economics and such) In Germany, we have many social help programs which helps emigrants, but the biggest problem right now here, is that these people abuse the programs.(For example, HartzIV, many retire young to get money from the goverment and spend a carefree life)
  • jwtusjp 2012/06/28 01:00:54
    Yes
    jwtusjp
    That's a no-brainer, eh!
  • Public 2012/06/25 21:22:43
    Yes
    Public
    The way the question is framed is misleading, it's supporting a negative. I'll bet alot of people voted in the opposite way they intended
  • Zippcodey 2012/06/25 19:56:26
    No
    Zippcodey
    +1
    If the citizens of the U.S. can't see what is happening to this country by our illegal President, Attorney General Holder and our Congress and Judges, not standing up and supporting our laws but purposely ignoring them and making illegal ones by not going through the proper channels of doing so, then one day in the not too distant future, we are all going to pay for the tyranny that is going on within our government.
  • patara.gold 2012/06/25 14:55:47
    Yes
    patara.gold
    +1
    Everyone keeps complaining about "illegal immagrants", but noone seems to realizes, this whole entire country was founded by immagrants that did horrible damage to ALL other peoples they came across. The immagrants that are here now are merely here to make a better life for themselves and their family. Not to mention they were imported here by the same people who want them gone now because they're taking up too much space.

    As for deporting the youth, I think is rather just a right down mean-spirited think to do. Most of the youth are here for educational purposes. To just deport someone because you say they're illigal is telliing everyone else of the world that we dislike people becuase you're different and don't belong. But then again, this is the history of America.
  • Commander Pyle 2012/06/22 23:02:45
    I'm not sure
    Commander Pyle
    +2
    If there are millions of undocumented immigrants here, and it costs $12,500 to deport them...someone quick do the math if we do have the alleged 10M of them! I somehow think that if we were smarter and put some to work and have others self-deport instead of chanting "DEPORT THEM ALL!", we'd probably might find a cost effective way of solving our immigration issue. There are criminal elements among them, that's not even an argument. Every society has crime. Remove this and try not to worry about the guy working 2-3 jobs so he can keep his family from becoming the next drug war victim.
  • real.it... Command... 2012/06/23 04:10:51 (edited)
  • Politic... real.it... 2012/06/25 06:39:24
    Political.Troll
    Yeah how much do we spend? Do you know the exact or approximate number? Is that number greater than or equal to $12,500 per person?
  • real.it... Politic... 2012/11/08 01:30:17 (edited)
    real.ity.58
    abc
  • Command... real.it... 2012/11/11 05:08:41
    Commander Pyle
    +1
    Nice rant. Look at the money and where it ends up. Criminals aren't the ones in prison or waiting in line for a check. Theyre the ones running the show. Look at what your money is being spent on and ignore the poor or illegals who aren't as destructive as the evil ones behind the game. The only reason people attack these groups is because theyre an easy target.
  • Command... real.it... 2012/07/08 02:13:53
    Commander Pyle
    +1
    I doubt the average illegal is taking advantage of our stupendous educational system. At least their broken English is understandable in comparison to the illiterates roaming around in this country.

    Welfare? How many undocumented immigrants take advantage of welfare? And if you consider spending a night or two in the hospital and then running away after receiving the bill as healthcare, then it's no wonder Obamacare is now law of the land.

    This society is broken and it has little to do with illegals, drugs, or corporations. We are still the wealthiest, still the strongest, yet we constantly worry about our future...why? The people have spoken, and they just don't give a damn..unless their problem can be confined to one or two powerless bogeymen.
  • real.it... Command... 2012/11/08 01:36:28 (edited)
    real.ity.58
    whatever
  • John An... real.it... 2013/04/21 19:35:40
    John Anthony
    Commander Pyle speaks with savvy, and whatever is your arrogant answer! Thank you Commander Pyle!!!
  • John An... Command... 2013/04/21 19:37:12
    John Anthony
    Commander Pyle speaks with savvy, and whatever is your arrogant answer! Thank you Commander Pyle!!! For you are ever so right!!!!
  • cottineyedjoe 2012/06/22 22:01:13
    No
    cottineyedjoe
    Kids can be just as illegal as adults, still take care of them, not just dump them. But they can get in lone and enter this country legaly or not at all
  • Jesse 2012/06/22 13:27:42
    No
    Jesse
    +3
    Get rid of them and their families. If they won't follow our laws on immigration, there is no reason to give them amnesty.
  • Prophet Jesse 2012/06/28 13:05:49
    Prophet
    Absolutely, It is not fair to the ones who do it legally. It's just a ploy to get more votes for the liberal progressive "democrats" if you can call them that.
  • Joey 2012/06/22 09:58:11
    No
    Joey
    +4
    ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL. They hold WE THE LEGAL people in this country to a much higher level than they want to hold anyone else. And this is impeachable as he swore to uphold OUR constitution and protect OUR boarders not make a joke and a sieve out of them.

    And Frankly ANYONE that did not vote YES on this is a communist and you can go to france, russia or China and find out what it is you are really backing and get 1st hand knowledge of what it is you are supporting. Cause they ARE stealing YOUR identity, OUR money for education, our money for healthcare. IN their counties we would not even be allowed back to our country if we didn't pay our bill. They siphon off billions every year if not every month, steal our money and hurt our economy in every way poss. And that is a fact. They would not even be allowed to stand up the way they have in this country and even the Pres. of Mexico would not be allow to talk the way he did in our country back in mexico. If the people cannot do it legally then there IS NOTHING that will ever change the fact that they are ILLEGALS period. Hope that they steal your identity and have YOU going to jail for what they did. They broke dozens of rules and laws and they will only be like a spoiled kids and keep wanting us to pay them more and more.

    This is treason on obama's part and not constitutional at all so it cannot stand. Send them all to gitmo and send all the dems and some of the repulicans and others.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2012/06/21 17:54:17
  • granny 2012/06/21 02:14:37
    No
    granny
    +5
    he just wants the votes & if these people dont know that then God help them all
  • LisaSmith granny 2012/06/22 15:11:48
    LisaSmith
    Exactly.
  • Tere 2012/06/20 22:39:09
    No
    Tere
    +2
    nope we have to many children born in the US that are starving as it is. If we can't afford to feed, clothe, shelter, get medical and dental care for our own, how can we help other's. It's a hard decision but the USA has to do what's best for the USA.
  • Command... Tere 2012/06/22 22:57:43
    Commander Pyle
    "If we can't afford to feed, clothe, shelter, get medical and dental care for our own, how can we help other's"

    Probably by not going into 2 foolish wars and anticipating 2-3 more. I'd be a little more understanding if we were pillaging the damn places. But we're no neo-viking horde. Just neo-cons.
  • August Spies 2012/06/20 19:13:40
    Yes
    August Spies
    +1
    And if anyone here is so intolerant that they think it is fair to deport a young adult, who was brought here as a child, raised as an American, and may not have even known he was "illegal" until he tried to enlist or get into college; I vote we take YOUR citizenship away (because true Americans are fair and just), give it to this true American, and deport YOU.
  • Mr. Won... August ... 2012/06/21 01:51:14
    Mr. Wonderful
    I'm all for deporting all the right wing ultra conservative nut jobs, many that post here on Soadhead. Problem is no other country would take these morons.
  • granny Mr. Won... 2012/06/21 02:15:55
    granny
    +4
    your the only nut job
  • Pete August ... 2012/06/21 08:39:03
    Pete
    +5
    These words are those of a true Obama believer! Like Obama, you are above the rule of law. Deport me because I happen to disagree with you! I lose my citizenship because in your highly subjective judgment, I am unfair and unjust and, therefore, not a "true" American. Your logic, or lack thereof, was learned from Obama. But getting back to the real subject, I would like to offer another reminder about what is really important here, an issue Obama is trying to obscure by the shock technique: It's the economy, stupid!!
  • The Judge 2012/06/20 19:02:18
    I'm not sure
    The Judge
    So does Romney
  • claudia 2012/06/20 17:01:33
    Yes
    claudia
    They deserve an oppunity !
  • right-c... claudia 2012/07/13 20:32:19
    right-choice
    In there OWN country
  • LisaSmith 2012/06/20 15:32:03
    No
    LisaSmith
    +3
    I wish we had unlimited wealth to take care of the rest of the world but we don't. We need to take care of ourselves. Our government is like an addict they are going crazy spending our money on everything and everyone they can. Billions and billions wasted on things they should not be spending on.
  • ♥dreamer-leigh♥ 2012/06/20 14:57:42
    No
    ♥dreamer-leigh♥
    +6
    Once again..I am at a loss that no one seems to comprehend what illegal means!! When you go around the law or have broken laws set forth...your behavior is deemed ILLEGAL...end of story
  • jasmine1 2012/06/20 14:15:33 (edited)
    No
    jasmine1
    +4
    Let me understand this. They will get help going to college so they can take jobs away from American youth who already can't get jobs.... This makes me sick. Let's just give away our country to everyone else and screw our own citizens, right. NO friggin' way! In the meantime "what part of illegal don't you understand!"
  • Cierra 2012/06/20 14:00:07
    No
    Cierra
    +5
    Look. I get it okay. We care about others. I do too. But our economy is suffering and on top of that, our jobs are going to the illegal immigrants and overseas and Canada, we have to pay extra taxes for their health care and everything. And Obama is like, "We all need to learn Spanish." Not trying to be rude, but this is an English speaking country. If Immigrants are coming to America, then they need to know how to speak English because if we were to go to any other country, if we can't speak their language, they don't give a damn! They're not going to put up signs in English for us! I'm just saying. With our economy slowly falling and everything. Maybe it's time that we worry about ourselves for a while before we start accomodating people from other countries. Ever hear the saying, "You can't expect to take care of others if you can't even take care of yourself?" That's what this is!
  • Sunny 2012/06/20 13:53:51
    Yes
    Sunny
    If nothing else, this illuminates the dramatic divide and unwillingness of Congress to do any real legislating for which they are paid to do!
    I do think allowing children, who were innocent when brought to this country, should be given a honest chance to finish school and live as productive Americans.
    I am not clear as to whether this allowance is for children already her in this country? or any that come in the future? (As usual, SH Obama haters are jumping on this as anti-American which it certainly isn't.)
  • The Gov... Sunny 2012/06/20 15:04:04
  • August ... The Gov... 2012/06/20 19:21:39
    August Spies
    +1
    It is not illegal to be human. Children have no responsibility to obey laws they are incapable of understanding. Obama is not giving the parents a pass, they are the ones who broke the law. And equating breaking immigration rules with murder is so over the top, I don't know where to begin. You and you're cohorts are SO clueless about the human condition. ARE YOU HUMAN?. I doubt it. Sub-human? Maybe.
  • The Gov... August ... 2012/06/21 02:56:55
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