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

cats257 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 1:39 PM
Very good article, John, but you forgot another reason that this is a bad idea. This will divert resources "verifying" these claims from processing the immigration requests from those following the rules to come legally and from going after those that should be deported for other violations of the law.

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.