The Obama Administration used executive fiat to pass the DREAM ACT, which allows i****************s brought here as children to stay. But the administration actually went much further than that. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo virtually decreed that it is now immigration enforcement policy in this country not to deport anyone except those with violent criminal histories. And even those with criminal histories may be eligible for a pass on deportation because their histories will be considered on a case by case basis, according to the memo. http://www.iceunion.org/download/286-287-press-release-pd-memo.pdf
In it, ICE Director John Morton suggests immigration enforcement officers and courts should exercise "prosecutorial discretion" when considering deportation arrests or proceedings if illegals meet any one of about two dozen criteria. Just about every illegal immigrant in the county would fall under at least one of the criteria.
For instance, the memo suggests that living here a long time should be considered as grounds for ending deportation proceedings. The memo incentivizes illegals to put down roots in their communities and rewards them for it. If they create community ties by joining a church or other groups, if they take a job from an American and develop a record of holding it, it can help them avoid deportation.
If they have other family members living here, illegal or not, they can also get a pass on deportation. Got a cousin who served in the military? Any family member will do. Military service of a family member is another way to avoid deportation and should be considered in deportation legal proceedings, according to the memo.
This is a shocking moment in American history that should have made headlines in every newspaper in the country. Never before has our government carved out such a large, protected class of people who are not subject to existing federal laws because they are favored by the political establishment.
Follow the news and you can see what's driving this. Democrats hoping to build a new, undefeatable super party by turning today's illegal aliens into tomorrow's voters are getting nervous. News reports have been popping up about i****************s fleeing the country by the thousands as the economy sputters and states pass laws that make functioning here tougher for them.
The stakes couldn't be higher for desperate Americans competing with i****************s for jobs. As the Associated Press reported in April, 40 percent of Americans with only a high school diploma are currently unemployed. In 2007, it was 10 percent. Just 30 percent have full time jobs. The rest are making do with part time work. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42707506/ns/business-eye_on_the_economy/t/young-people-without-diplomas-end-employment-line/
Not part of a favored political class, they apparently don't get any special breaks from Obama. o_O