At some point recently, a light bulb went off and the Obama administration asked themselves “Why the hell are we throwing potential Democratic voters out of the country?”

We’re used to Friday document dumps, but this is a Friday quasi-amnesty dump:

The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age.

The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, with Hispanic voters in swing states seen as a key bloc.

The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.

Obama is set to make a statement at 1:15 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the new policy Friday morning.

“Young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as children, who meet several key criteria, will no longer be removed from the country or entered into removal proceedings,” said Napolitano in a conference call with reporters on Friday morning.

Who needs Congress?

Hey, now that the private sector is doing fine and all American citizens who want work have work, why not wave a “this is definitely not amnesty” wand and let a few hundred thousand illegals eligible for jobs in the US? And I assume this move means they’ll also be eligible for public assistance — if they weren’t already.

Sheriff Arpaio says he’ll still arrest illegals. Expect a renewed Eric Holder crackdown fairly soon.

In other news, the Obama administration still doesn’t think you should have to have an ID in order to vote, but they’re certain you need one if you’re attending an Obama event.

Update: Obama from March of last year:

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.

It’s amazing what new power you can seize when you’re desperate for re-election.

Comments

9 Responses to “Obama Administration Bypasses Congress, Gives Immunity to Young Illegals”

  1. Marshall_Will on June 15th, 2012 3:41 pm

    "The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age."

    Since when did they 'start'?

    As one poster noted; Out with the Friday Doc Dumps and IN w/ the Friday EO dumps!

  2. SignPainterGuy on June 15th, 2012 6:59 pm

    Biz as usual; takin` a dump on American Sovereignty …. again ….. by the manchild who would be King !

    Pay attention folks; this is a huge sign of desperation from the failed and floundering O`Stration !

  3. Marshall_Will on June 15th, 2012 7:22 pm

    SPG,

    This may indicate something of a frgamenting -within- hispanic society? We've re-posted numerous stories about Net immigration being DOWN for 'what', the first time in over 30 years?

    Byron York recently said, "People aren't idiots. In fact they're -experts- in their own financial situation". Is it possible hispanics, legal or otherwise are doing the math and realizing our economy won't recover for years?

    Or at least in a way that allows for economic upward mobility that will reach them? Anecdotally I see ample evidence of that.

  4. SignPainterGuy on June 15th, 2012 7:45 pm

    Over the last decade or so, there have been numerous threats of / actual raids on bizs that employ a lot of Mexicans. The street traffic drops dramatically when it happens. Fascinating.

    My region is big in tomatoes and apples and other crops to a lesser degree that use migrant workers. At planting time and then especially at harvest time, the Mexican crews would be like swarms in the fields. Now, the crews won`t fill a passenger van. Apartments that are usually full of mw`s are nearly empty. I see mostly the permanent few.

    That speaks to the state of the economy; fewer workers are doing all the work that IS avail.

  5. joyannaadams on June 15th, 2012 10:19 pm

    Okay…let's just all move to Mexico. ….

    Take our guns…start a new country down there. Wait….
    Can I afford the gas to get there?

    Adios…Mi Corizon…..beseme…beseme mucho…
    I'm practicing. …hey…can I cuss in Spanish on this site?

  6. ChapBix on June 15th, 2012 11:52 pm

    Holder's guns that "walked" to Mexico will be there waiting for you – pointed at you.

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