Few young illegal immigrants take adv...

Few young illegal immigrants take advantage of Obama's deferred action plan

There are 24 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Oct 13, 2012, titled Few young illegal immigrants take advantage of Obama's deferred action plan. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

Less than 15 percent of eligible young immigrants have applied for a program that would allow them to remain in the country for two years, with the possibility of getting a work permit.

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LOL

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Oct 14, 2012
Another crock of k r a p! They're not applying as they don't want to be in a data base, period! Working under the table for cash has its' benefits, unlike legally working and paying taxes.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#2 Oct 14, 2012
LOL wrote:
Another crock of k r a p! They're not applying as they don't want to be in a data base, period! Working under the table for cash has its' benefits, unlike legally working and paying taxes.
Why would they apply, they would then be known and there would be expectation of them paying taxes, hospital and other bills, and so on.
Magadala

Vashon, WA

#3 Oct 14, 2012
"It's just so hard to fathom," Rios said. "Why would you want to pull a program like this where it's truly not hurting anybody?"

Good example of the fantasy world they live in, it is all about them, they have no concept of their impact on others, nor do they care!

The POTUS supports their perspective! Oh, yeah, I forgot to add, until re elected!

In the back of my mind I am also thinking that with our current government mentality, the collection of detailed data about illegal aliens is going to backfire! Yes, they promised to NOT share their data with other agencies...but this will become too tantalizing for them to resist. Once they have their info, they can make them do anything!!!!
Fed Up Vet

Manassas, VA

#4 Oct 14, 2012
Gotta love this program. It's just like signing up for a slot for deportation starting in 2015.
Magadala

Vashon, WA

#5 Oct 14, 2012
LOL wrote:
Another crock of k r a p! They're not applying as they don't want to be in a data base, period! Working under the table for cash has its' benefits, unlike legally working and paying taxes.
Only the thinking ones know this, the rest are illegal alien sheeple!

They seem to forget that this is only for 2 years!!!! Once they get settled, it is time to do it all over again, if allowed. If I had their best interest at heart, I would have given them five years!!!!

I guess illegal aliens think this is their holdover until the dream act passes or mass amnesty! I will fight tooth and nail to prevent this from happening. And in the mean time, the feds have their everything, including biometrics...future crimes and ID fraud will be out of the question. Only Illegal alien sheeple applied for DACA!!!
Juan

Pearland, TX

#6 Oct 14, 2012
There is a couple of reasons, the first is the cost, $395.00 that's too much and it will require renewal every two years. The second is, what does it do for us, nothing. Obama has instructed ICE to leave those of us working and adding to society to be left alone.
Magadala

Vashon, WA

#7 Oct 14, 2012
El Cid wrote:
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Why would they apply, they would then be known and there would be expectation of them paying taxes, hospital and other bills, and so on.
Not only that, EVERYONE will know when they become illegal to stay here again. What employer would put up with this crap when they know that they will have to make sure their paperwork is up to date because they will lose their eligibility for work in two years?!!!
Fed Up Vet

Manassas, VA

#9 Oct 14, 2012
With unemployment the highest in a generation, only an idiot would grant thousands of foreign nationals unimpeded access to our job market.

Oops I forgot, this was Obama's idea!
LoveAmerica

Chicago, IL

#10 Oct 14, 2012
LOL wrote:
Another crock of k r a p! They're not applying as they don't want to be in a data base, period! Working under the table for cash has its' benefits, unlike legally working and paying taxes.
Exactly, they benefit much more by not applying. These people are not as dumb as we want to think. It's all about the money.
ronnie

Hurricane, UT

#11 Oct 14, 2012
Juan wrote:
There is a couple of reasons, the first is the cost,$395.00 that's too much and it will require renewal every two years. The second is, what does it do for us, nothing. Obama has instructed ICE to leave those of us working and adding to society to be left alone.
The 395.00 will probably be deferred, because of the cry babies that protest the cost's are too high, although, they've been getting anchor welfare , all their life. Do you think they would pay for this. Juan, it's a small price to pay to be legalized temporarily. But still nothing compared to what we payed to raise 15 million anchors in our Country illegally....
bob

Gilbert, AZ

#12 Oct 14, 2012
Fed Up Vet wrote:
With unemployment the highest in a generation, only an idiot would grant thousands of foreign nationals unimpeded access to our job market.
Oops I forgot, this was Obama's idea!
Nope!!!!! Very smart . hes pondering to the latino vote. And if they are stupid they will sign up and as soon as abumnber is on of office . jan 2013 they will be rounded up and deported by our new president . with the help of the info they give us . some are that stupid!!!!!!!!!abumba also pandered to the gays . and tried to keep the military from voting . Abumber is not going to bring them home.

“Trump ain't playing!”

Since: Dec 07

Welfare State

#13 Oct 14, 2012
This just goes to show they'd rather live here illegally. They benefit more from illegal status.

They don't want to be Americans anyway. They want to be Mexicans living in America.

Since: Feb 11

AOL

#14 Oct 14, 2012
Because they don't quailfy they think and I heard many say this is a scheme to track and deport they are leary of this election because they do not trust Romney which is smart on their behalf! Many are just cool with staying in the shadows that they can careless to come out, they get the same benefits with or with out being legal for two years. Here in chicago when the program started for their amensty thousands never came back it was crazy here many were gangbangers with tatoos all over the place, many could not speak a word of english, many had babies already and many were in colleges here, so why should they come out they already get the help minus the 470 dollar application fee, I wouldn't come out either.
Cat74

United States

#15 Oct 14, 2012
Why apply? The plan lasts 2 years, then they are illegal aliens again. It would be like applying for deportation. They are stupid, but they are not that stupid.

Since: Aug 11

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#17 Oct 15, 2012
Juan wrote:
There is a couple of reasons, the first is the cost,$395.00 that's too much and it will require renewal every two years. The second is, what does it do for us, nothing. Obama has instructed ICE to leave those of us working and adding to society to be left alone.
the fine is too low! make it a few million or even billion that has to be paid in cash and in full.it will work do to them not being able to come up with.

the fee now is so low the welfare checks they steal will fund it if they do not already have a welfare voucher.
ronnie

Hurricane, UT

#18 Oct 15, 2012
Fed Up in North Carolina wrote:
This just goes to show they'd rather live here illegally. They benefit more from illegal status.
They don't want to be Americans anyway. They want to be Mexicans living in America.
Thank you, now you are getting it. Criminals leave no trails. The leave no paper trail and they can steal a lot more from us without anyone knowing who they are. They are crooks. They have no morals.
Telmark

Redding, CA

#19 Oct 16, 2012
The term "work permit" scares many of them. Numerous others are also frightened by any form of valid (photo/fingerprint based) identification .

Today's illegal immigration is centered around identity theft/fraud, public assistance fraud, drug/human smuggling, breeding public assistance qualifying anchor babies, and drug dealing, etc, etc.

The last thing such criminals want is to be entered into a valid and verifiable identification system.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#20 Oct 16, 2012
Magadala wrote:
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Not only that, EVERYONE will know when they become illegal to stay here again. What employer would put up with this crap when they know that they will have to make sure their paperwork is up to date because they will lose their eligibility for work in two years?!!!
Those that employ illegal aliens do not want to hire people who are here legally. As soon as they get a work permit they have to be paid what Americans make and the employer has to start paying unemployment, SS, workman’s compensation insurance etc. The employers will just hire new illegal aliens. Now that Obama has made another step towards amnesty there are even more illegals available and the criminals they hire them can pay even less.
Magadala

Cinebar, WA

#21 Oct 17, 2012
kchibrown38 wrote:
Because they don't quailfy they think and I heard many say this is a scheme to track and deport they are leary of this election because they do not trust Romney which is smart on their behalf! Many are just cool with staying in the shadows that they can careless to come out, they get the same benefits with or with out being legal for two years. Here in chicago when the program started for their amensty thousands never came back it was crazy here many were gangbangers with tatoos all over the place, many could not speak a word of english, many had babies already and many were in colleges here, so why should they come out they already get the help minus the 470 dollar application fee, I wouldn't come out either.
Scheme to track and deport and leary of Romney?!!! I would like to suggest that if the latinos don't come out in droves and the obma SQUEEKS BY WITHOUT THEIR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT, then they should also worry! The obam will be angry...and we have seen how vindictative he can be! If the latinos can't make an overwheliming difference...they are toast!
ronnie

Hurricane, UT

#22 Oct 17, 2012
Magadala wrote:
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Scheme to track and deport and leary of Romney?!!! I would like to suggest that if the latinos don't come out in droves and the obma SQUEEKS BY WITHOUT THEIR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT, then they should also worry! The obam will be angry...and we have seen how vindictative he can be! If the latinos can't make an overwheliming difference...they are toast!
You are so correct. And Romney made it very clear, no amnesty, no more entitlements, to many talented, educated, immigrant's needed to be here instead of day laborers or domestics. We can only keep our fingers crossed...

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