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Young immigrants seek reprieve through new Obama program

Original post made on Aug 28, 2012

Hundreds of young immigrants showed up at a Menlo Park church Sunday to get legal advice on applying for President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which could grant them a two-year reprieve from possible deportation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 12:37 PM

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Now how about a full amnesty for non-violent drug offenders trapped in our gulags?


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Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow
a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Obama did an end run around congress on this. It is strictly a politically inspired action go get more mexican-american votes. Obama is scared tahtr he may lsoe the election due to teyh economy!

Having said that, Congress should get opff its butt and refiorm our out of date immigratiion laws!


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Posted by chw
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

These people are the best Americans because they want to be Americans. Let us fulfill the promise made by the Lady Liberty.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

"These people are the best Americans because they want to be Americans" And what about the honest, law-abiding people who are waiting their turn in line to come to America?


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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

What promise is being made by "Lady Liberty?" Does Lady Liberty have an age limit? Because the "Dream Act" does. Why is that? Do old illegals not deserve a path to citizenship?

Now I understand why people want to come to the United States. The rest of the world pretty much sucks. I get that.

And I'm fine with immigration. I say bring 'em on. My ancestors came here in the 1840's. We're far from full.

I do think this move by Obama is purely pandering to the hispanic vote. I also think it's lame that a President thinks it's OK to not enforce LAWS. What is the point of having laws? Obama isn't the only President to do this.. but he's clearly embraced the concept.

If Obama wants to allow more illegals to become citizens he needs to propose a change in the laws to congress. That's how it's supposed to work anyhow.


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

The Republiscum want them to drive wages down even further than they already are. The Democraps want the votes.

It's a win-win situation. How great is that?

Meanwhile, there are millions of people in jail for simply possessing the wrong kinds of drugs.

I love this country. It's a complete farce.