Obama says immigration reform will ke...

Obama says immigration reform will keep America as a land of opportunity

There are 145 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from May 10, 2011, titled Obama says immigration reform will keep America as a land of opportunity. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

President Obama today said immigration reform is about nurturing talent for businesses and punishing those who have entered the United States illegally.

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#143 May 29, 2012
Part 2 of 3.
Which unfair immigration and naturalization requirements should we get rid of?
Current U.S. Naturalization Requirements
1.Be at least 18 years of age (legal age)
2.Be a legal green card holder in good standing for at least 5 years prior to application
3.Have lived in the same U.S. jurisdiction for at least 3 months prior to application
4.Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 of 60 months prior to application
5.Physically remain in the U.S. from the time of application until naturalization
6.Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
7.Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.

Which of these seven requirements for legal immigration and naturalization should we reform in order to make our immigration and naturalization requirements more fair and less cumbersome for individuals seeking American citizenship?

Should we cut from seven back to only five or six requirements? Maybe eliminate the need to read and speak English, since we have already adopted a national policy of using Spanish as our second language?
No nation on earth has as simple and lenient immigration and naturalization laws, yet progressives claim that we make it too tough for immigrants to come to America legally. Why? Do these seven requirements look unfair or too tough to you?

Did you know that 27% of the U.S. prison population is non-U.S. citizens? Did you know that 18.4% are from Mexico alone? Do you have any idea what it costs the average American taxpayer to incarcerate illegal aliens, when deportation is actually what our laws call for?
In addition, states like California that have totally embraced illegal immigration, with illegals now nearing 50% of their population and bankrupting the state by overloading state and federally funded social programs, find themselves in a completely unsustainable circumstance.
Just how insane is the current immigration policy?

In August of 2011, an illegal immigrant was arrested in Boston on DUI (drunk driving) charges after rolling through a stop sign nearly running into a police cruiser. Most American citizens would have received the mandatory 30 days in jail and one year suspension of their driver’s license. But this illegal immigrant received a much better deal.

Instead of throwing the book at the drunk driver, the Boston judge cut a sleazy deal with defense council, agreeing to “continue the case without a finding for one year,” even though defense council admitted that there was sufficient evidence to convict. This allowed the drunken driver to avoid a guilty plea. He was to lose driving privileges for only 45 days, but that wasn’t good enough.

The drunken illegal immigrant filed for a “hardship license” citing his need to return to work to pay his bills. The hardship license was granted and the drunk was back on the road again, his DUI case continued out for a year… past the 2012 election.

Where does the drunken illegal work? At the local liquor store. Who is this drunken illegal alien with special privileges? None other than Barack Hussein Obama’s Uncle Onyango Obama, who remains on the road, working at a liquor store, while living in the U.S. illegally, occasionally driving around drunk bumping into cop cars.

Keep in mind that in many states now, illegal aliens can receive a driver’s license, even after busted driving drunk. Then, that state photo I.D. can be used as the sole validation for voting privileges.
Formal Amnesty has been blocked in congress several times now, but amnesty by default is already a reality and the story of Obama’s drunk Uncle demonstrates just how insane and criminal today’s immigration policies are.

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#144 May 29, 2012
Par 3 of 3.

It isn’t an isolated case either. Zeituni Onyango, the Kenyan aunt of President Obama, was also set free by a Boston judge to live and work in the U.S. illegally in 2010. Think the illegal Obamas will be casting a vote for their unconstitutional nephew come November? You bet!
My question is, just how much are the American citizens willing to tolerate before they toss the entire cabal out on their ears?

Contrary to left-wing propaganda, this matter has nothing to do with racism or opposition to immigration. It has to do with a societies’ respect (or lack thereof) for the Rule of Law.

A nation in which there are no laws is a nation in anarchy. A nation in which the laws are created by people who live above the law is a dictatorship. A nation in which the law is unequally applied on the basis of political affiliations and political persecution is a nation in despotism.

How many crimes against America will the American people tolerate from non-citizens before they decide to rid themselves of that plague?

Will the American people boycott Obama on the DNC ballot in November, based upon all of his known anti-American views and policies? Why won’t they?

This is no longer about Democrat and Republican. It is about insisting upon the re-establishment of our founding principles of fundamental right and wrong, or passively ceding (surrendering) the rule of law to the anarchy that always emerges from rampant lawlessness, and the inevitable tyrannical dictatorship that follows such a downward cycle of societal disintegration.

Are Americans no longer well-suited for the task of enforcing American principles and values in their representative government? If they are not well-suited for this task, then they are no longer well-suited for freedom and liberty, because such lofty ideals cannot exist in a lawless society run by despots.

Our laws require the arrest, detainment and deportation of illegal invaders no matter where on earth they came from and no matter what political ideologies they hold.

Are we a nation of laws or not? If the President and members of congress are lawless despots, how can the nation be a nation of laws? When only lawmakers and illegal aliens are exempt from the law but protected by the constitution, who shall abide by those laws?

IMO, these illegals will get some type of Amnesty that allows them legal status and residency, and then they will work here, pay taxes, and vote, and with there vote thay will show the old Amercian white socierty that they will close theborder and stop illegals from coming here and dilluting their illegal gains..
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#145 May 29, 2012
What a ridiculous comment. Is Obama really so dumb that he doesn't know the diff between legal immigration and alien invasion???? How did we elect such a ignorant man? We should all bow our heads in shame.

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#146 Jun 1, 2012
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/31/4529468/the-...

The STARS Act Is First installment of Comprehensive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Says FAIR.

By Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

If passed, the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status (STARS) Act, introduced yesterday by Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.), would be only the first in a series of amnesties for illegal aliens, charges the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

FAIR has consistently maintained that enacting any type of amnesty legislation will encourage rampant illegal immigration and create mounting pressure for additional amnesties.

The STARS Act, the latest version of the DREAM Act, grants amnesty to illegal aliens if they meet certain residency requirements and graduate from college. But just like previous versions of the DREAM Act, the STARS Act is part of the relentless effort to gain amnesty for the entire illegal alien population.

Amnesty advocates understand that broad legalization schemes are unpopular with the American public and that their goals will have to be achieved incrementally. And through the passage of the STARS Act, Congress would not only grant amnesty to illegal aliens who meet the requirements of the bill, but would also secure the admission of millions of family members – either living in the U.S. illegally or living outside the U.S.– through chain migration.

"The American people have categorically rejected the notion of granting amnesty to people who violate our immigration laws. Americans know that doing so is both unfair and irresponsible," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.

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#147 Jun 1, 2012
"Once Congress rewards illegal aliens for bringing minor children to the United States illegally, more aliens will enter the country illegally with their children – or worse yet, send them on their own. Thus, passage of the STARS Act would not be the end of the amnesty process, but the beginning of a process for amnesty advocates to achieve the comprehensive amnesty they have sought piece by piece," Stein warned.

In a statement on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Rivera justified his STARS Act legislation by asserting, "Many young immigrants have found themselves stuck in limbo due to our failure to address immigration reform."

"That assertion is patently false and offensive to the American public," Stein responded. "Illegal alien parents who brought their children here illegally are at fault, not the American public, nor our policies. Our immigration laws need to be enforced, not reformed in a way that accommodates and rewards the lawbreaking."
"The problem of mass illegal immigration cannot be dealt with by rewarding people who break our laws with amnesty, either piecemeal or comprehensively.

The only effective approach is a wholesale reform of our immigration system, one that discourages people from coming or remaining in the U.S. illegally by removing all incentives or rewards for breaking the law. The STARS Act is yet another reward for illegal behavior that will create a new incentive for more people to break our laws," concluded Stein.
About FAIR Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced. Visit FAIR's website at www.fairus.org .

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