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Obama Immigration Changes Overtaking America

We all know President Obama is rewriting our immigration law on his own. He has issued new orders that grant certain illegal immigrants a waiver to deportation. Details of this new policy was released on Friday and for the paltry sum of $465, illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States as children can apply for a waiver and a work permit. In other words, trading illegal status for legal status. Sounds like a good deal, at least for them.

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In regards to these new immigration rules, ie. selective enforcement of current immigration law, we are learning about a new, very troubling trend in the leadership of the law enforcement agencies charged with enforcing immigration law. To all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, beware of who you are arresting. If your superiors consider your suspect to be unworthy of arrest, you could be punished. The good Senator from Alabama has some questions that I would like answers to myself.

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(Fox News) Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal immigrant.

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The unidentified agent could face a three-day suspension after he arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had as many as 10 traffic violations. He was nabbed in Newark, Del.

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The agent was ordered by supervisors to release the individual because he was not a “priority target.” When the officer balked, he was threatened with a three-day suspension and the illegal alien was let go.

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“The actions that it appears were taken by your agency send a message to agents in the field that they will be punished for doing their duty and enforcing the law,” Sessions wrote in an letter to ICE Director John Morton and obtained exclusively by Fox News.

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ImmigrationThe most troubling aspect of this, besides the ICE agent facing punishment for doing his job, is the statement by the Newark Police Department that an American citizen, stopped under the same circumstances, would have been arrested. Since when is it standard operating procedure to give illegal immigrants preferential treatment over America citizens.

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At the risk of sounding crass and uncaring, when will it be time for our leaders to stand up for what is right for those of us who are in this country legally? What about the millions of immigrants who have come to America legally? They have followed the laws, paid their dues, and gained citizenship or legal status? I don’t care if the prime recipients of the new immigration policy from the Obama administration were brought here by their parents. They are still in this country illegally. I have no desire to see them treated inhumanely, but that doesn’t change their immigration status.

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What about the people who have been hurt by type of illegal immigrant the ICE agent tried to arrest? Doing a quick Google search shows many examples of American citizens being killed or hurt by illegal immigrants who were driving illegally, and/or drunk. Why is it considered a bad thing to want them off our streets and out of our country? I, for one, consider it to be a slap in the face, both to the legal immigrants in this country, and to American citizens.

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I hope Senator Sessions sticks to his guns on this issue. Maybe Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) can join his cause and help highlight the travesty of punishing this ICE agent for doing his job and protecting American citizens and legal residents in this country. If President Obama insists on changing our immigration policy, the least he could do is go through Congress. Instead, he is making wholesale changes because he believes they are necessary and proper. What about following the law of the land he claims to be an expert on? So much for the United States Constitution.

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  • This is a far more serious problem than most Americans realize. Our effective open door policy allows third world peole to enter our country illegally and immediately apply for various welfare programs and in short order are living far better than they were in their country of origin and all at Americn taxpayer expense. There was a long period in pur history when America needed immigrants to fill this vast land. Those days are gone. We do not need millions of more unskilled laborers. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    • I agree completely, Jim. The trouble is, there are a great number of people in America who do not see illegal immigration as a problem. The comments I have received on this post at Open Salon opened my eyes on that point. They either refuse to see, or are incapable of seeing, how illegal immigrants driving on our streets are a problem. I wonder if they would feel the same way if that illegal immigrant killed one of their friends or loved ones in an accident? Indeed, American needs to wake up.

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  • Obama has done through executive order what past presidents realized needed to be done through the Congress, this is a policy which George Bush also supported but he never would have gone about it this way. When he lost the DREAM Act in the Congress it was dead, but Obama has ignored the Congress and done it on his own.
    I am glad someone in the Congress is standing up against this, but I wish there were more. Our borders are basically open right now and some agents have reported they have no idea what the immigration policy is and they are under orders to release any alien who claims he is a DREAMer even if he has no papers to prove it. All this is happening while Janet Napolitano admits that terrorists do slip over the border “from time to time.”

    • No, George W. Bush would have not proceeded in this fashion. Obama has no such reluctance.

      Honestly, I feel sorry for the agents who are on the ground in this fight. They know what the law is, yet they are told to do something different. There has to be a lot of confusion on their part, not knowing what they should do. Many of them are worried about their pensions and retirement, rightfully so.

  • I wonder why some congressmen don’t get together and sue Obama in court for violating the laws they have passed and previous presidents have signed into law?

    • Sooner or later one would think Congress would get tired of President Obama taking matters into his own hands. How many changes in American law and policy does one President have to make before enough is enough?

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    Once again it is being thrown in our faces, illegals have rights, Americans, no so much. It will come to a head when people start taking matters into their own hands and bypass the Government. I don’t condone that, but I see it coming, if the Government doesn’t start enforcing our laws! I also imagine that those who do not really care about it one way or another are not being impacted by these illegals. However, those of us that live in areas that are overrun, know differently and care. How much do we have to put up with out of this circus we call our Government before we say enough and take it back? I am tired of my money going for illegals and not Americans that need it.

    • This is what we get as a country, for being so irresponsible that we voted Obama into office. That same irresponsibility has also given us some of the other political leaders we currently have. Much of this is our own fault and will not change until the overall mentality of Americans takes a turn for the better.

  • Hmmm, let’s see. Our Constitution bestowed the powers to coin and regulate money to Congress, and they gave us the Fed, got off the gold standard, and are counterfitting money to debase our currency. The Constitution gave them limited powers and they grew into a monster eating more of our labor and wealth to do much, much more than what is enumerated. We gave Congress the power to levy taxes and they gave us an income tax (first in 1862 to be temporary to pay for war, but they got addicted to the loot and reinstalled it permanently in 1913) along with a convoluted code full of subsidies, deductions, exemptions, and penalties to influence what we do with our own money. We let the government get between us and our children with the Dept of Education and look at the abysmal state and skyrocketing costs of education. We have let them get between us and our doctors with Medicare and now the ACA and the thought of them gleaning our personal medical information from us and making decisions about what procedures we qualify for makes us all the more scared and apprehensive. We found out prohibition didn’t work with alcohol, but we allowed them to lead us into the highly successful war on drugs turning all of the US into the Walgreen commercial equivalent of the town of Perfect. We asked them to take care of the poor because religious institutions and charities weren’t doing enough and we got the welfare state. We asked them to clean up and guard the environment with the EPA and they are strangling and chasing away business with over-regulation as well as striking fear into landowners. We got scared of terrorists, so we gave up some of our rights with the Patriot Act and the NDAA. We asked them to take over airport security and they gave us the TSA. And the list goes on and on.

    And when it comes to illegals, we are asking them to choose who can come and who can’t. We are asking them to choose who they will accept to be our employees, our friends and our neighbors. Remember, almost all the 9/11 hijackers entered the country legally and all but one was successful in procuring some form of state issued ID even though most entered on tourist visas. Yet we are asking them to separate the “good” guys from the “bad”? Does that make sense? Does anyone here think they’re up to the task? If so, you’ve got a hell of a lot more faith than I do. What’s that saying about when you find yourself in a hole? Ah, yea… Stop digging.

    • I don’t know if they are up to the task or not. Some of that may be up to us, in that we need to make sure we send the right people to Congress. At any rate, what Obama is doing, ie. making changes by fiat, is not legal, in my opinion. Someone needs to rein him in.

      • Yes, our current king is making changes by fiat and it’s one of many. So will our next king whom they already have chosen for us.

        I’m not suggesting you’re wrong in any way about this disgusting incident, just trying to stear the conversation to identifying the underlying disease rather than treating a symptom. What intrigues me is that all the most vocalized arguments against illegals were created by government actions in the first place and we are pleading with government to attack illegals and their presence here directly w/o addressing the underlying issues, such as welfare, jobs, crime, etc. Obama could spend another trillion dollars we don’t have to create a force to hunt down and deport illegals on a massive scale, yet it won’t address the underlying issues that created the “problem” in the first place and will only divert peoples’ work from productive, wealth building activities to wealth destroying ones.

        The one question that is nagging me in this incident is that when the ICE agent was ordered to let him go on the immigration charges, why didn’t he simply transfer him to the Newark police authority to haul him before a judge for the numerous traffic violations? They can issue arrest warrants for the high crime of not paying a $50 fine for a parking ticket and add on multiple court and collection fees after which blows my mind for it may cost taxpayers many thousands of dollars to collect.

        Then what would that solve when it illustrates how the entire system is clearly broken? What’s more troubling to me than this is the return of debtor’s prisons. Cash strapped municipalities are even starting to sell corporate advertisement space on public properties. The fact that they would arrest an American citizen while letting this guy go shows it’s all about the money and the ability to pay.

        Basically, the government is stealing the wealth of individuals who worked hard to create, killing our jobs and opportunities with unconstitutional regulations and laws, and then putting more of us in prison for inability to pay debts with the pittance they leave us, all while they point to illegals as one of the many sources of our problems to hide what they’re doing to us behind the scenes. It’s too early to tell, but I feel that Building One America may shape up to be the final battle as it will significantly change the fabric that once was America.

        If we continue the path of demanding fixes piecemeal of the very people who broke it in the first place, we’re screwed. The only solution I see is to, as you suggest, keep an eye on Congress and try to replace them (but consider what happened to the Tea Party victory to do just that in the last election – where’s Congressional focus on the Constitution today?) and most definitely keep speaking out on each minor issues such as this to educate us all on issues we may not know about, but analyze them within the larger context of what we’re up against and focus the fight locally through your county sheriff after taking a good hard look at what Sheriff Mack and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, CSPOA, is doing to preserve our liberties. They may be our last hope to help restore our rights and avoid a full scale revolution.

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  • Once again, this administration is by-passing the law by administrative fiat. Talk about lawless?

    • That is exactly what Obama is doing. The trouble is, there are many people in this country who see that trend as acceptable. Some of the comments I have received on this post at Open Salon even suggested the ICE agent in question was in the wrong by not blindly following his supervisor’s orders.

  • We seemed determined to commit suicide. No other way this can turnout for our nation. The Balkanized states of America.