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President Obama reshapes immigration and America  

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President Barack Obama continues to make historic changes in policy decisions that will fundamentally affect the fabric of America. With his announcement Thursday that outlined a massive overhaul of the immigration system through executive order, some 5 million people will be pulled out of the shadows of American society. This policy is a societal emancipation of those who have been in the U.S. illegally, some for decades, and in many cases their children. Against the objections of a Republican controlled Congress and soon Senate, President Obama plans to sign his executive order on Friday in Las Vegas.

During his televised speech, President Obama’s language reflected the belief of many that immigration reform is also a moral issue. He asked the rhetorical question,

“Are we a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where workers who pick our fruit and make our beds never have a chance to get right with the law? Or are we a nation that gives them a chance to make amends, take responsibility, and give their kids a better future?”

The executive order does not give amnesty to any person who is in the country illegally. It does however give millions of undocumented immigrants relief from deportation. Undocumented immigrants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Been in the country five years
  • Have children who are American citizens or legal residents
  • Register and pass a criminal background check
  • Pay all back taxes

As the president finished his televised statements, he addressed those obstructionist members of Congress who are opposed to his executive order by stating,  “Pass a bill.”

 

 

 



8 Comments

  1. butterbeanbabe on November 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    im all for this accept the backtaxes , that mean cab drivers would need to start paying thier taxes too most of them are immigrants or visitors on residence passes and feel its ok not to pay cause they not citizens yet they collect cash from customers ,its no different than mexicans some one need to clean up immigration services . they are treating the non status africans like they are exempt from taxes . and the only way child support catch them now is by taking away their taxi license untill all fees are payed for child support where they impregnate an american woman pay her for her duties and then leave bastards all over the country. now they straight take your taxi cab license if you owe . smart
    BUT AS FAR AS THE MEXICANS GO I THINK OBAMA IS ON POINT. THEY PASS REQUIREMENTS THEY STAY EVERY ONE ELSE GOES back, FAIR WOMEN TOO… THAT MEAN YOU GOT 5 YEARS TO KEEP A JOB ESTABLISH RESIDENCE BEFORE YOUR CAUGHT AND WHEN YOUR CAUGHT SHOW YOUR PAPERS . .UMMMM sounds like that pass the white man use to give SLAVES TO PROVE THEY WERE LEGAL TO LEAVE THE PLANTATION LMAAAAOO … OBAMA IS TREATING MEXICANS LIKE THE NEW AFRICAN SLAVES … ONLY THEY DONT COME ON A BOAT THE COME BY CREEK AND TUNNELS .. and they are not force to come here they actually love america ..

    • Rashad Young Shogun Persons on November 22, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Well he had to put something in the bill for conservatives to not totally vilify him as they will do regardless and all non-status Africans don’t drive taxi’s and their not all men either

    • Rashad Young Shogun Persons on November 22, 2014 at 7:51 am

      And as far as the term Mexicans let’s try Hispanic because just because you speak Spanish does not necessarily mean you immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and their are black latino’s also

      • butterbeanbabe on November 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

        oviously we are not adressing non of the status you referr to , there are mexicans and there are mexican americans .. a mexican american is someone who come to the states many years ago illegal and obtained legal status through texting out or marrying a US citizen or permaineint residence, your kids are permient residence if they born in the USA .. purerto ricans , and spanish are still mexican label means nothing its sitll thier culture of people were addressing , no matter if jlo dont consier her self on the same level as a mexican ..
        we do to much labeling in america , trying to relate to people we have noting in common with .. obama is doing this for the future of young mexican men hiding out who haasnt committed no crime yet is not seen as a busines woman?

        • Rashad Young Shogun Persons on November 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

          You obviously have no clue about what your talking about. It’s called latin culture it encompasses all of Latin America which is comprised of more than just mexico. Ie Hondurans,Salvadorians,Bolivians, Cubans, etc etc

        • Rashad Young Shogun Persons on November 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

          Basically what I am saying is that to group a wide range of people under one term in this case “Mexican” basically amounts to racism from where im standing because we have the African label due to the fact that our people originate from that contient but mexico is not a continent and a lot of immigrants from Latin America that are here are not mexican even though a lot are so if your not sure where there from the term Hispanic or Latin is more appropriate cause that’s the same amount of respect we want for ourselves

  2. butterbeanbabe on November 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    obama is a phenonenial human being , he was destine from birth to rise , and be an example of humanity , i admire he for his risk taking and showing all fish dont have to swim up stream . he shows diversity and spirit , he smiles in the face of adversity , and control , he is not to be played like bush for by the greedy lieing republics who are most sitting up in the highest courts of the land . . its like the devil will tell jesus how to lead his people …it wont work ever
    you have to be pretty weak minded to fall for all the republicans lie about daily , obama is saying i dont care what you say its my way or the highway ,, if its possible it needs to be done …. period ., white man has always run this country and they had to know a black man with a once of white in him , will be the one to show how blacks will run this country and its not lacking success so far … political non backing . . but lots of public praise . whites and blacks got no issue with how obama is dealing with immigration . everyone want to distance them selves from the truth . truth is why hide the ax if you need it to cute the tree down??
    immigration is tough cause its a inside job ., if you wanted to stop them from coming over the border you would shoot a whole lot of them in the backs like they did MIKE BROWN … .by no one getting killed mexicans continued to come in grove , i dont blame them i would come to if the door is already open
    obama clearly is saying , ifYOUR GONNA LEAVE THE BACK DOOR OPEN DONT CRY WHEN THE ROACHES GET IN OKKKK

  3. butterbeanbabe on November 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    IFYOUR GONNA LEAVE THE BACK DOOR OPEN DONT CRY WHEN THE ROACHES GET IN …. not calling anyone a roach just saying