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Liberals Praise Obama, ICE For Putting DREAM Act Tenets Into Practice

June 28, 2011 by  

Liberals Praise Obama, ICE For Putting DREAM Act Tenets Into Practice

In a memo issued earlier this month, President Barack Obama’s immigration chief, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John Morton, advised ICE officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” when considering whether to deport illegal aliens.

The leaking of the memo has led some to suggest ICE is enacting some of the principles of the controversial DREAM Act, which has not been passed despite multiple attempts by Democratic leaders. On Tuesday, the Senate conducted its first-ever hearing on the bill, which would create a path to citizenship for illegal aliens brought into the country as children.

“Unable to move this legislation through the Republican-controlled Congress, the Obama administration has used its executive authority to shape immigration policy in line with the DREAM Act,” reported Mother Jones, a liberal website. “This month, in a little-noticed move, Obama’s immigration chief advised (ICE) officials to use discretion when considering whether to deport certain undocumented immigrants who are particularly vulnerable or have strong community ties to the country.”

Another leftist website, DailyKos.com, praises the memo: “This directive still leaves DREAMers in legal limbo. It’s not a path to citizenship, but can give them more breathing room. It’s not an answer to passage of the DREAM Act or comprehensive immigration reform, but it’s a welcome move from President Obama.”

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  • Stan Smith

    Get with it Gringo Libtards! We don’t want Nightmare act! American people told you Libtards Democraps & RINO’s WE Said NO! to nightmare act many times! I’m Mexican I support tough immigration laws when it comes to illegal immigration!

  • s c

    ‘Prosecutorial discretion’ – what monumental CRAP that is! What der Obummer and his legions of freedom-haters mean when they say that damned word is SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS OF THE LAND.
    Never before have we had such an huge herd of legal wannabes and useful idiots in government.
    Mr. Obama, either live up to your PRESIDENTIAL OATH, or admit that you make Peanuts Carter seem competent. You know full well that you lack everything a REAL president needs. On your best day, you’re nothing but 95% arrogance, 4% a Chicago thug and 1% Harvard putz.

  • Pete

    That Obama sure is smart ! After 2012 election, them Republicans, and probably re-elected Prez Obama, are going to pass another illegal alien amnesty bill. They are going to fast track all them illegals to citizenship. All them new citizens are going to join the Democratic (aka “commie”) Party…

    But when all them Latinos start getting rich – they are going to want to keep more of their money. That’s when things will get interesting ! Because the Democrats and Republicans are going to tax, tax, tax all of us to pay the darn debt. The Repubs are going to change and vote for more taxes RIGHT AFTER THE FED RESERVE CHARTER IS RENEWED (for another 100 years) ….

    So I figure them “new citizens” will either go back home (south of the border) and/or be very active in the underground economy ….

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