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7 Reasons Obama’s Amnesty For Under 30 Illegals Is Terrible Policy

Brian2257 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 3:52 PM
Number 8 is that for every heart-rending case of an illegal immigrant who has been an otherwise model citizen, there is the next most worthy potential immigrant waiting for legal entry into this country. A decision to let the illegal stay is a tacit decision to make a law-abiding person wait, probably in equally heart-rending circumstances. We OWE it to the lawful to consider them above those that cheat the system, don't we? Who is representing them in this?
Wumingren Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:21 PM
That's the thing I've been telling my liberal acquaintences for years. They say it's racist to deny illegal aliens amnesty. Setting aside the fact that not all illegal aliens are people of color, there are hundreds of thousands of non whites waiting for their call from the U.S. Consulate in their respective countries. My brother-in-law waited over 10 years to immigrate from Taiwan due to quota restrictions. Quotas were established because we cannot accept all at once the billions of people from all over the world who want to come here. Those coming from south of the border are line jumpers, who put pressure on the system and prevent the quotas from being raised for people in other countries. So, where is the true racism in all this?
Didactus Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 4:26 PM

1) It's illegal: Since there are currently no work permits for illegal aliens, handing them out would require a change in the existing law. If this were a dictatorship like North Korea or Cuba, Dear Leader Barack Obama could simply issue a decree and change the law. Here in America we're a republic which means that he unquestionably, uncontroversially cannot issue work permits for illegal aliens without a bill passing through Congress. His attempt to do so may seem like a small matter to some people, but it sets an extremely dangerous precedent that undermines democracy in our country.