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Friday, August 03, 2012

More Comments About Obama's Amnesty

A few weeks ago, President Obama announced that he does not intend to obey the law that requires the deportation of illegal aliens, and instead will reward the illegal aliens who snuck into the United States before they were age 16 and still are under age 30 by allowing them to remain here and giving them work permits. Obama bragged that this executive order will make our policies "more fair" and "more just" because these young people were brought into the U.S. through no fault of their own. However, Senator Chuck Grassley says this Obama action is fundamentally unfair. American citizens of the same ages as those illegal aliens whom Obama is rewarding are suffering 17% unemployment, and another 32% can't get fulltime jobs and are underemployed. Grassley wrote the President: "It is astonishing that your administration would grant work authorizations to illegal immigrants during this time of record unemployment." At Obama's news conference announcing this regulation, he refused to answer a reporter's question as to why he favors foreign workers over American.

Obama argues that he has the authority to stop deportations of illegal aliens and reward them with work permits because he was using "prosecutorial discretion." But prosecutorial discretion is properly applied only on a case-by-case basis to deal with extreme circumstances, not for cancelling the prosecution and deportations of a million people. Obama is planning on benefitting from the media's continued failure to report how much this will cost the U.S. taxpayers to be forced to tolerate the influx of illegal aliens.

Obama's plan to admit illegal aliens will not help our country. It is clearly designed to help Obama attract a bloc of voters to reelect him in November, and that's no excuse for violating the laws of the United States.

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