Parole in Place Order by Obama Another Executive Amnesty

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Parole in Place Order by Obama Another Executive Amnesty

“Facing intense pressure from immigrant advocates who want the president to do more to limit deportations, the Obama administration has quietly issued a directive to help undocumented immigrants who are closely related to military personnel stay in the country,” the Christian Science Monitor writes.

“The effort is called ‘parole in place,’ and it aims to end rampant confusion among immigration officials about how to treat the parents, spouses, and minor children of those in active duty as well as veterans and reservists. Under parole in place, these relatives no longer have to leave the country to apply for legal US status – a situation that often resulted in the applicants being barred from reentering the US for years.”

Farm Lobby Keeps Up the Pressure for Amnesty

“This was supposed to be the year Washington legislators figured out a path forward on immigration reform. And even as the prospect of finding a solution in 2013 begins to fade, Lancaster County’s congressmen, Joe Pitts and Pat Meehan, believe there is hope reform might happen in the future,” LancasterOnline.com says.

“And farmers have joined the fight largely because they depend on immigrants to do work too few local residents are willing to do. As many as 70 percent of agricultural workers are in the country illegally.”

“‘Immigrants play a big part in the farming community. Without their help I’m not sure how many of us would keep our businesses running,’ said Tony Brubaker, an owner of Brubaker Farms in Mount Joy.

“Agricultural leaders across the nation, and here at home, have been pushing for decades for comprehensive reform that would include a guest worker program and a shot at citizenship for farm workers.”

More Protests Target Deportation

“Police arrested eight people who had formed a human chain this morning in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of the government’s deportation policies. About 60 people chanted “not one more” and “education, not deportation” along industrial Evans Street, which houses the detention center, a nondescript beige one-story building operated by the private prison management company Corrections Corporation of America,” the Star Ledger reports.

“When Elizabeth police arrived around 7:45 a.m., eight of the protesters had formed a human chain across the street, their arms connected inside red two-foot-long PVC pipes.”

Media Bias Shows When Reporting Amnesty Claims

CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian notes at National Review that reporting on deportations by the Obama administration takes amnesty supporters’ claims at face value.

“The factual assertion [about high deportations]is simply false. No matter how you calculate the number of people ‘sent away,’ it’s simply not true that Obama’s done more than ‘all other presidents combined . . . This isn’t a tangential matter. The advocacy groups are pressuring Obama to unilaterally stop all deportations (see the #Not1More campaign, for instance) and the claim about ‘record deportations’ is a central talking point in this effort.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

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    In fact farm work is predicted to dropped by 1 million by 2025 because of a new robot that’s being developed.

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    This was supposed to be the year Washington legislators figured out a path forward on immigration reform. And even as the prospect of finding a solution in 2013 begins to fade, Lancaster County’s congressmen, Joe Pitts and Pat Meehan, believe there is hope reform might happen in the future,” LancasterOnline.com says.
    “And farmers have joined the fight largely because they depend on immigrants to do work too few local residents are willing to do. As many as 70 percent of agricultural workers are in the country illegally.”
    “‘Immigrants play a big part in the farming community. Without their help I’m not sure how many of us would keep our businesses running,’ said Tony Brubaker, an owner of Brubaker Farms in Mount Joy.
    “Agricultural leaders across the nation, and here at home, have been pushing for decades for comprehensive reform that would include a guest worker program and a shot at citizenship for farm workers

    In reality, big agricultural has lost about 200,000 to 500,000 workers to automation. In fact agricultural is one of the biggest job loses in the US but we always here these stories by both the left and right we need farm workers.

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    “Agricultural leaders across the nation, and here at home [Pennsylvania], have been pushing for decades for comprehensive reform that would include a guest worker program and a shot at citizenship for farm workers.”

    This statement is illustrative of why you CANNOT TRUST the other side. Because “guest” means exactly that. Guests GO HOME. Coming here to work for a few years with a reward of citizenship in the end means this is a never ending process. Because once they are here as permanent residents, they will leave the farm work for other easier jobs, and the whole process starts AGAIN. [BTW, we already have a guest farm worker system.]

    It’s like the Senate “reform” bill. It’s an amnesty but also a process to allow in masses of visa workers at all levels. And once here, they are NOT going home. And then the next thing is their families are coming here because everyone will be crying a river about “families separated”. And then the taxpayers will be on the hook, as always, for social programs for these families because their jobs for the most part will not pay enough to support them.

    Canada has guest farmworkers, and they go home when done working, and are paid there. Unlike the US, Canada does not have a professional sob sister lobby that insists that once you are here, no matter how you got here, you shouldn’t have to leave. Truth be told, immigration “advocates” are basically dishonest. They want amnesty, and claim to support enforcement of our laws, but all they do is just make promises of enforcement somewhere down the road. The same dog and pony show we got with the 1986 amnesty.

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      You forgot to mention that once here they have children that automatically means that they have another excuse to stay. As long as we have birthright citizenship we will not have a means to control illegal immigration, much less a legal “guest worker” program.