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Obama to Stop Deportations of Undocumented Youth

Samantha 2012/06/15 16:57:57
A Department of Homeland Security directive announced today brings changes to the nation's immigration policy and will reduce the number of deportations of undocumented youth. The policy, effective immediately, bypasses congressional authority. Obama is expected to make the formal announcement at 1:15 PM ET.

The announcement comes during a week when immigration activists have occupied four Obama campaign offices to urge passage of the DREAM Act.

The Associated Press reports that the move will affect 800,000 immigrants under the age of 30 who were brought to the U.S. before they were 16 who had up to this point been in danger of deportation.

“Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.”

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  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/15 18:25:16
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    We need to make these foreign Nationals DEPORT THEMSELVES! Not going to go into all of the details about how, there are PLENTY of those on the internet, but it's doable and I hope SOMEDAY we get a loyal, patriotic, POTUS that will help us SEVERELY crack down on illegal squatters and their anchor babies. It's as simple as enforcing federal and state laws already in existence, and even toughing them up even more - imposing VERY SEVERE fines and risk of arrest and jail time on businesses found to be paying them under the table, equally SEVERE fines and jail time for harboring, aiding or abetting them and you get the picture (and absolutely NO TAX MONEY FOR THEM WHATSOEVER)... roll up the red white and green carpet and they'll deport themselves lickety split!
  • Rebel Yell 2012/06/15 17:50:34
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    For those brought here as infants or as children, this IS their country. Many speak English only and have never been to their " home countries". Many have excelled in schools.

    There is something seriously wrong with people who just want to " round them all up". Who will do that? It is not possible, and even if it was, where would they be housed? At present, those awaiting deportation hearings have a 6-8 week wait and longer. Add 11-20 million more to the mix, and we would overburden an already burdened bureau. It would cost the government many billions. Deportation is wildly expensive because many came here by plane and must be returned the same way. No, Mouthbreathers, we cannot just march them back across the border. What makes you think Mexico wants our illegal Chinese and Europeans?
  • Sparky Rebel Yell 2012/06/15 19:10:49 (edited)
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/15 19:25:21
    Samantha
    Some DREAMers were born in the U.S.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/15 19:28:39
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/15 19:30:42
    Samantha
    Some DREAMers were born in the U.S.; they're citizens. The new policy applies to individuals who entered the U.S., with their parents, when they were 16 or younger. It would be nice if you understood the difference between bank robbery and immigration.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/15 19:33:52
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/15 22:36:20
    Samantha
    In what Walmart do conservatives purchase such poorly manufactured analogies? The issue is morality and what's the best approach to a complex issue. Many of these children were born in the U.S. or were brought here when they were very young. They're law abiding citizens and have, for the most part, been educated in the U.S. No doubt many of them will, one day, create new businesses or make great contributions to science.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/18 15:00:12
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/19 17:24:37
    Samantha
    As I stated, your analogy is poorly manufactured, but I would expect nothing less from conservatives who can't grasp common good.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/19 17:35:50
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/19 21:44:51
    Samantha
    I was right; you don't understand common good.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/20 12:18:49
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/20 16:14:16
    Samantha
    I think you mean "your" common good; I was referring to the societal common good which, it seems, is contrary to what you selfishly think is "your" common good.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/20 16:16:39
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/26 14:36:35
    Samantha
    My view of common good is moral.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/26 17:20:28
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/26 17:51:11 (edited)
    Samantha
    Then, you don't understand morality nor do you understand Jesus.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/26 18:10:53
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/26 21:16:49
    Samantha
    Jesus stood with the most vulnerable people of his society, something the modern-day conservative doesn't seem to understand. I seriously doubt Jesus would blame children for the actions of their parents; doing so goes against the very concept of Christianity. Obama did the right thing.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/26 21:22:52
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/26 21:24:47 (edited)
    Samantha
    The children cannot be blamed/prosecuted for the actions of their parents unless, of course, you're a heartless conservative.

    As I correctly stated, Jesus stood by the most vulnerable members of his society including tax collectors, prostitutes, thieves, the crippled and outcasts. Perhaps you could take a lesson or two from Jesus.

    It's funny you mention Obama's alleged pandering but fail to mention how Romney panders to the worst and extremist fundamentalist religious elements in the United States.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/27 12:40:24
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/27 14:14:57 (edited)
    Samantha
    You truly have no compassion.

    Jesus, on the other hand, had tremendous compassion for the outcasts of his society including tax collectors, prostitutes and others.

    Romney is pandering to a group of people who consider his religion a cult.

    President Obama's policy for DREAMers is a compassionate move and the moral thing to do.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/27 16:42:28 (edited)
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/27 16:53:41 (edited)
    Samantha
    Young children, brought here by their parents, couldn't have had any concept of "breaking the law." They shouldn't be punished. Obama is correct to implement the policy he articulated; I support it.

    Human movement isn't a sin; in fact, it's a human right.

    http://www.hrea.org/index.php...

    "Immigrants are directly affected by this freedom due to the fact that they have entered a new nation intending to settle there. If they are not allowed into that nation, or the government in any way restricts movement within their new society, then clearly this is in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."

    "Additionally the right to free movement affects economic migrants, those who have fled their homes not in fear of persecution but in search of a higher standard of living, which would bring increased job and educational opportunities. In this case some states have placed restrictions on those who wish to leave in order to curb the "brain drain" a situation that has begun to occur in less developed countries in which the educated professionals of that nation have begun to leave for other nations in which they have the opportunity to make a better living for themselves and their families. Thus, in this...





    Young children, brought here by their parents, couldn't have had any concept of "breaking the law." They shouldn't be punished. Obama is correct to implement the policy he articulated; I support it.

    Human movement isn't a sin; in fact, it's a human right.

    http://www.hrea.org/index.php...

    "Immigrants are directly affected by this freedom due to the fact that they have entered a new nation intending to settle there. If they are not allowed into that nation, or the government in any way restricts movement within their new society, then clearly this is in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."

    "Additionally the right to free movement affects economic migrants, those who have fled their homes not in fear of persecution but in search of a higher standard of living, which would bring increased job and educational opportunities. In this case some states have placed restrictions on those who wish to leave in order to curb the "brain drain" a situation that has begun to occur in less developed countries in which the educated professionals of that nation have begun to leave for other nations in which they have the opportunity to make a better living for themselves and their families. Thus, in this situation people are looked upon as economic agents and not as human beings. If restrictions are placed on these people not only is freedom of movement being restricted but ones ability to provide for a family is also being infringed upon."

    President Obama is attempting to clean up the mess left by Bush/Cheney who gave us too much far and too many handouts to the 1%.

    Perhaps, you should read what Jesus said about the two greatest commandments.

    36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ [Matthew 22:36-39] New International Version (NIV)
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  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/27 17:11:07
  • Samantha Sparky 2012/06/27 19:13:53 (edited)
    Samantha
    I totally support Obama's policy because it makes no sense to punish them; they're getting an education and can have an impact on our country and economy.

    A member of my family helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the document outlines basic human rights that go beyond anything the constitution offers as a right.

    As for John 8:11, it doesn't apply since free movement is a human right. The U.S. is a signatory of the United Nations treaty and should abide by international law. Since it doesn't, the U.S. is a rogue nation in more ways than one.
  • Sparky Samantha 2012/06/27 19:47:46 (edited)
  • Samantha Rebel Yell 2012/06/15 19:25:03
    Samantha
    I agree with your post; I fully understand this is a more complex issue than just mouthing "deport them" and requires a thorough and, as Senator McCain said, "humane" solution.
  • ordman 2012/06/15 17:23:30
    ordman
    +1
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  • keymanjim 2012/06/15 17:00:15
    keymanjim
    +2
    Undocumented democrats.

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