Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Latin America, Law, National Security | Tags: Illegal Immigrant Voters, Quasi-Amnesty from Obama, Too Bad for the Unemployed
According to the Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters, say supporters of stronger immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or their relatives have volunteered for the US military.
…The Hispanic vote could be crucial in the 2012 election, because the Obama campaign hopes to offset its declining poll ratings by registering new Hispanic voters in crucial swing states, such as Virginia and North Carolina.
The document offers ICE officials new reasons for refusing to deport illegal aliens. It is estimated that there are roughly 10 million illegal immigrants in the United States, of which roughly 7 million are working. Some businesses and Democrats have opposed any efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants. This is sort of a stealth DREAM Act (which Congress has refused to pass) through non-enforcement.
At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is an interesting approach from the Obama administration. If the administration cared about putting Americans back to work, they would be vigorously enforcing the immigration laws. Instead, potential Hispanic voters (legal or illegal) are more important than a 9.1% unemployment rate.
Hispanic immigrants should beware. Many African-Americans believed that a black president would improve their lives and offer them more benefits. Instead the unemployment rate for African-Americans is 16.2%, and even higher for black males, and 41% for black teens.
The administration has been unusually determined to do exactly what they want, while ignoring the separation of powers, and however Congress happened to vote. Tradition says the President proposes, Congress disposes.
La Raza is pleased. After all they spend around $500,000 a year lobbying the administration.