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Obama to Issue Order Shielding 5 Million Immigrants

It's good to be king.

WASHINGTON — President Obama will ignore angry protests from Republicans and announce as soon as next week a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation and provide many of them with work permits, according to administration officials who have direct knowledge of the plan.

Source: New York Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • DK||

    Order 66?

  • VicRattlehead||

    yessss let the hate fuel you my apprentice

  • JWatts||

    Poisoning the well or Pissing in the well? But either way, it's going to be interesting to watch.

  • nema su||

    The MAJORITY of this country is against this.

    But he wants to keep his "promise" to ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    To Obama, ILLEGAL ALIENS are far more important than tax-paying law-abiding American citizens.

    Already tens of millions unemployed.

    Already tens of millions who can’t afford to live. We must now purchase health insurance we cannot afford and do not want or need (mine is $450/month… contrast this to my $25/month auto insurance from Insurance Panda… or my $15/month renters insurance from Eagle… both private-enterprise!)

    Border-hopping, law-breaking ILLEGAL ALIENS - that's what Obama wants as his legacy.

    He will weaken the DIMicrat party for years if he tries this.

    What a traitor - taking away jobs from US CITIZENS and giving them to ILLEGAL ALIENS.

  • jmomls||

    *He will weaken the DIMicrat party for years if he tries this.*

    You would think that, but 5-20 million potential new voters says otherwise.

  • On The Road To Mandalay||

    nema su

    Does the word "aliens" mean that they come from a different planet? What you mean is illegal/undocumented immigrants don't you.

    This is a smart move on Obama's part, and might ensure the Democrats the Hispanic vote, or at least a large part of it, in the future.

    Most of these "illegals" are not criminal types, but left Mexico because of the drug cartel violence there. Once they get here, most of them will do jobs others won't do, and they work very hard.

    What really needs to happen is for the U.S. Government to make it easier for non criminal immigrants to legally come here. As it is, a normal process takes years and years.

    The border itself needs to be sealed and militarized against criminals, and the non criminal people from Mexico and places south should be able to enter legally through the existing legal Ports of Entry.

    Finally, all Hispanics now in the states illegally should be issued work and other permits, and made to pay taxes. All criminals need to be deported back to Mexico (The United Mexican States being the official name of that country).

    These are our neighbors (for better or worse) we are talking about. The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 has come home to roost.

  • Brochettaward||

    If all immigrants were just taking jobs no one wants, you wouldn't have massive corporations lining pockets to get this done.

    The libertarian argument is that borders are arbitrary and statist. Yet, backing this argument with myths is the same sort of thing progressives do.

    They are going to end up the welfare rolls.

    And while most may be perfectly law abiding while here, what about their children or the next generation of them? Hispanic men are incarcerated at three times the rate of whites and only behind blacks in that regard.

    Corporations care because they can use the extra slots with 'reform' to bring in skilled workers. Some want the laborers from down south, but the big money is elsewhere.

    And there are plenty of Americans who will end up competing for jobs with these people on both ends of the spectrum.

  • Brochettaward||

    And if you care about democracy, the vast majority of Americans DO oppose this.

  • JWatts||

    "They are going to end up the welfare rolls."

    That actually hasn't been what I've experienced. I think it's more likely that the immigrants will increase the supply of low end labor and thus lower the cost of low end wages. The natives will find it more economical to go on welfare, get disability, take early retirement, collect EITC, food stamps, etc.

    So technically, the immigrants will be working, but government tax transfers will go up.

  • lap83||

    "I think it's more likely that the immigrants will increase the supply of low end labor and thus lower the cost of low end wages."

    That would be great, but the president doesn't have the authority to arbitrarily decide who gets access into the country and who doesn't.

  • MarkinLA||

    Why does California have so many welfare cases if immigrants aren't on welfare. There is a big problem with immigrants bringing their elderly parents in under family reunification and putting them on welfare.

  • Cytotoxic||

    CA has a lot of welfare because they have generous welfare policies. Immigration is irrelevant.

  • MarkinLA||

    It is not irrelevant if people bring their elderly parents into this country, people who have never paid a dime into the system, and put them on welfare.

  • On The Road To Mandalay||

    Brochettaward,

    So what is YOUR solution to this issue? If the Libertarian non argument is that "borders are arbitrary and statist" then you can expect millions more illegal immigrants in the next few years.

    Had you read my original comment correctly, you would see that I believe that the border with Mexico needs to be sealed, and then selected immigrants can come in at the Legal Ports of Entry.

    This issue could have been resolved some time ago. Must be that the drug business is so fucking lucrative that just about everyone has been paid off, and thus politicians allowed an essentially Open Border, while keeping up the farce that The Border Patrol really does protect us from illegal immigration. Ha!

  • MarkinLA||

    and the non criminal people from Mexico and places south should be able to enter legally through the existing legal Ports of Entry.

    This is stupid. There is no way to know who is a criminal from some third world shit hole. In addition, how many of these fine upstanding Mexicans and central Americans became gang members after they dropped out of school. The jails in California are full of them.

  • MarkinLA||

    See the documentary "Print the Legend" to see just how full of shit the argument by tech execs about not being able to find talent in the US is. here you have two start-ups making desk-top 3D printers. They are all staffed by Americans - no obvious H-1Bs in sight. They are mostly white males with some Asians in the tech jobs. As the company expanded jobs were opened manufacturing and you started to see more minorities.

    The only reason for H-1Bs is to fill shit tech work slots like "software test" with people making way less than what it takes to get a real programmer. Or for "quality engineering" jobs that the company needs for compliance with agencies like the FDA but the company doesn't really want to pay an Electrical Engineer to do that work.

  • Cytotoxic||

    IOW, the company needs to save money by finding affordable talent not available in the US.

  • MarkinLA||

    They found all the talent the need in the US. The whole basis for H-1B was the "tech worker shortage" big lie campaign that started with Reagan.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Sorry but that's just bullshit. I can tell you that about 20% of my hires have been native-born Americans, because there simply were not that many qualified applicants and native born was a definite minority.

    Grad school is relatively hard and being a business major or lawyer is much easier, so why not follow the path of least resistance with the highest payout. That's what Americans are doing when they're not getting Art History degrees and living in their parents' basements.

    Now that's not to say that I think it's worth it to outsource everything to India or Thailand or wherever. I haven't been that impressed with those who stay behind, but the ones who come here for an advanced education are definitely a much appreciated and necessary addition to the workforce.

  • MarkinLA||

    And I call BS on your call. The company I worked at had no problem finding US talent. All the H-1Bs we hired were for crap "software test" work that anybody with an AA in CS and some training could do. All the R&D and engineering was done by US citizens in the medical products field.

    The only reason companies say that can't find the talent is all the BS they put in those phony ads they show to the government.

    WE are looking for a candidate with 10+ years in RF, 5+ years in advance cryptography, and 5+ years in optics.

    Then they hire some H-1B from some diploma mill in India.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Please. You've clearly never hired anyone then. Hiring managers get to write the job description. Sure, Taleo sucks, but that's why I told HR to fuck off and give me all the resumes. I sorted through them and for every open req I had I could count on one hand the number of native born candidates that made it past the initial screening.

    Go to the grad schools and look at their populations. Without immigrants they would be ghost towns. Without a doubt we need H-1B's.

    p.s. Good luck with that hyper-niche requirement.

  • MarkinLA||

    Grad school is relatively hard and being a business major or lawyer is much easier, so why not follow the path of least resistance with the highest payout.

    I went to grad school and it was mostly US citizens. Of course that was before H-1Bs made getting STEM degrees less than desirable. I was also in grad school when it was standing room only in undergrad CS and EE classes until H-1Bs made getting and engineering degree less than desirable. So what came first the chicken or the egg?

    http://users.nber.org/~peat/Pa.....G/NSF.html

    Wages have been stagnant in engineering for years therefore there is no shortage of people and certainly not of talent - just pay top wages like they did at the company I worked for. They always gad stacks of resumes to choose from and always found all the talent they needed.

  • Cytotoxic||

    They are going to end up the welfare rolls.

    A statement contradicted by the available evidence.

  • JWatts||

    "Does the word "aliens" mean that they come from a different planet? What you mean is illegal/undocumented immigrants don't you."

    Fuck off word police.

    "This is a smart move on Obama's part, and might ensure the Democrats the Hispanic vote, or at least a large part of it, in the future."

    He screws over a lot of poor American's in a somewhat transparent way, by increasing the low wage labor pool and effectively buys some votes.

    So yes, it certainly good for the Democratic party.

    "Once they get here, most of them will do jobs others won't do, and they work very hard."

    Yes, they'll work for less money than a native who has access to various government programs. The tax payers will have to pick up the difference.

  • On The Road To Mandalay||

    Hey there JWatts

    Fuck off yourself, you fucking moron. Your rebuttal to my original comment makes sense, and has some merit, logically speaking. Too bad you could not refrain from telling me to fuck off.

    Therefore, shove your entire comments up your rectum, you piece of shit.

    If you want to exchange insults, let me know, scrotum brain.

  • VicRattlehead||

    Last post ever- sincerely Mandingo

  • MarkinLA||

    Does the word "aliens" mean that they come from a different planet?

    Are you that clueless about the terminology in immigration matters?

    http://dictionary.reference.co.....dent+alien

    The term for a legal resident is resident alien. Therefore illegal alien is correct.

  • VicRattlehead||

    what needs to happen is the abolition of the welfare state, end of drug prohibition, and the use of the REX84 camps for their stated purpose of housing a massive influx of refugees from central America.
    Ending drug prohibition ensures the collapse of the cartels
    Ending welfare makes coming to America for a free ride moot, and restores liberty to the tax payers
    Housing refugees of the violence in the REX84 camps until a point where the cartels run out of money and power allows for a humanitarian way to help innocents stay out of harms way.

  • Mark22||

    Does the word "aliens" mean that they come from a different planet? What you mean is illegal/undocumented immigrants don't you

    "Illegal aliens" is the term used in the law. The term "alien" has been used for non-citizens for longer than scifi has been around.

    These are our neighbors (for better or worse) we are talking about. The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 has come home to roost.

    Actually, what's "come home to roost" is the idiotic and convoluted system of immigration laws and rules created in large part by Democratic leaning special interests like unions.

  • Charles X||

    Great Where do I go to get the thousands of dollars back that we spent for my wife because we decided to do it legally?

  • Cytotoxic||

    You don't. Just because you suffered doesn't mean others should.

  • some guy||

    Bingo. It's a slap in the face of every law-abiding immigrant. I think we need a quick path to legal status for these people, but not through executive action. Congress should do this (it's their job) and in a way that doesn't completely let these people off the hook.

  • Cytotoxic||

    If Obama does this it will significantly atone for his awful presidency. There is no surer way to fire up the economy and increase employment than mass immigration.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Until it's chocked off by the inevitable increase in the Blue State ushered in by a new dependable voting block.

    But, but, but... TEXAS!!!

    On the other hand, they can refurb some more B-52H's to bomb all those bad guys you hate so much.

  • some guy||

    There is no surer way to fire up the economy and increase employment than mass immigration.

    You're making some assumptions there. First, Obama is apparently going to protect people who are already in the country, not encourage more people to come in. He can't up the quotas for legal immigration on his own. And many of these people are already working even without work permits.

  • some guy||

    Second, even if more immigrants make it into the US due to this policy, you're assuming they will be able to find jobs. A work permit doesn't do you much good if there are no unskilled jobs available due to terrible labor policies (minimum wages, work hour restrictions, etc.)

  • VicRattlehead||

    im pretty sure he was being sarcastic......
    i really fucking hope it was sarcasm

  • Mark22||

    That would be true for regular immigrant populations.

    It seems doubtful for the selectively low-skill groups that are receiving temporary residence and possibly government benefits under these rules.

  • VicRattlehead||

    shit like this is why taxes should be voluntary
    we should be allowed to choose which programs we want our taxes to go to if we are paying them and if we choose not to fund the government, they will get the message real fucking quick when their paychecks stop

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