Everyone should read this! My opinion is that charity begins at home! We have kids coming out of high schools and colleges that can’t find jobs and will be competing with Dream Kids if Obama’s illegal plan is enacted! As Phyllis says, “The 800,000 are aliens who were brought into the country in violation of U.S. law and have already been rewarded with a free elementary and secondary education paid for by the American taxpayers…” After receiving an education gratis from American taxpayers, I believe that “the right thing” for them now is to return to their country of origin with their much needed skills and talents as doctors and lawyers and leave those professions to our kids who have worked just as hard and are deserving just as much.
Furthermore, it would not be fair to those who have been waiting for years to come to this country.
HURRAY FOR PHYLLIS!!!!!
“Mr. President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans?” That was the obvious question Barack Obama refused to answer when a reporter, doing his job, sought an answer, rather than a canned teleprompter presentation.
Obama announced Friday afternoon that he would grant amnesty to 800,000 young illegal aliens, instead of deporting them, as the law requires. No, he didn’t call it amnesty; he denied it was amnesty, but Americans recognize it as amnesty.
The 800,000 are aliens who were brought into the country in violation of U.S. law and have already been rewarded with a free elementary and secondary education paid for by the American taxpayers. Now Obama wants to reward them further by allowing them to stay in America, giving them work permits, driver’s licenses and other documents they lack.
The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that as many as 1.4 million aliens might be eligible for Obama’s new announcement. The big majority are Latinos, with about 70 percent born in Mexico.
The illegality of these young aliens living in our country is exceeded by the illegality of Obama’s action. Obviously, Obama thinks he, too, is above the law and can do by executive order what Congress has repeatedly refused to do.
As The New York Times delicately reported, “He did not consult with Congress.” Obama’s action is much more outrageous and devious than “not consulting.”
Congress has refused, year after year, to pass the legislation, colloquially known as the Dream Act, that would allow these young aliens to remain in America, take U.S. jobs and attend U.S. universities at preferential rates and/or even get financial aid. This is one more example of Obama thinking he can take action without the consent — indeed defying the opposition — of Congress and do what he wants anyway.
To take the measure of the Obama administration, we should refer to the unprecedented memo signed by the Attorneys General of nine states. It sets forth 21 instances when Obama or his administration has committed an unlawful or unconstitutional act.
So what about youngsters of comparable ages who are American citizens who are eligible to vote this November? They are directly harmed by Obama’s political gambit.
According to a report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, U.S. citizens of ages comparable to Obama’s newly advantaged aliens face a discouraging situation and a bleak future. Only 1 in 6 is working full time and 3 out of 5 still live with their parents or other relatives.
In the high school classes of 2009-2011, only 16 percent got full-time jobs, and an additional 22 percent could get only part-time work. They won’t show up on election pollsters’ reports because a large number have had their phones disconnected. [Emphasis added.]
Another big problem with Obama’s executive decision is that it jacks up the magnet to encourage millions more parents to bring more children into the U.S. illegally and enter them on the road to amnesty.
Supporters of Obama’s plan keep referring to “kids” as the beneficiaries of this amnesty. But the kids only have to be under the age of 30…