Thursday, August 18, 2011

Job Creation: Government will stop deporting some illegal immigrants, allow them to work

As part of the Obama administration's latest strategy to facilitate job creation here in the US, the White House announced Thursday that the government will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat and permit them to work in the country legally.
A new federal group will review the 300,000 backlogged deportation cases with an eye toward prosecuting criminals and other high-priority cases. But authorities will effectively close the cases of many upstanding high school and college students who were brought here illegally, military veterans, and adults with no criminal record and strong family ties to the United States.

"This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety," wrote Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter to members of Congress. "Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high-priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons."
This strategy will also enhance the safety of illegal immigrants who arrived here as part of their respective sleeper cells. Members of these distinguished - and vaunted - cells will now be afforded both legal residence and gainful employment here in the US, which will enable them to sustain their highly clandestine lifestyles.

Fox News notes that the move could grant a reprieve to so-called DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others.
The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, supporters and critics alike suggested Thursday's announcement could serve to unilaterally carry out its provisions.
Ahhh, at long last a bipartisan President willing to work unilaterally - without the consent of congress - in order to create more jobs.

Chris Matthew's leg must be tingling right now....

If only congress would allow this President to pursue his political agenda without obstruction, the US economy would already be on the path to recovery - and our nation would be stronger than ever. This is precisely the argument being made by the President in recent days. And he is right. The President's latest initiative clearly corroborates this claim....