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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Aren't ILLEGAL immigrants ALREADY breaking the law? Isn't that why they're called "illegal"?

http://news.yahoo.com/us-makes-criminals-priority-...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many illegal immigrants who were facing deportation despite having no criminal record will be allowed to stay in the country and apply for a work permit under new rules from the Homeland Security Department. Republicans are balking at the change.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Thursday that the department will focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals or pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Napolitano announced the plan in a letter to a group of senators who support revamping the immigration system. Under the change, approximately 300,000 deportation cases pending in immigration court will be reviewed case by case.

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  • Hobbit
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Please learn something about how te law works in the United States.

    "Criminal" refers to a person who has committed an act that violates criminal law. Those are the people the new policy is aimed at.

    Being in the US illegally is NOT a criminal act -- it is a violation of civil law -- the equivalent of a traffic ticket.

    Now, you may not agree with that. Your privilege. But that is the law.

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  • bell
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    No, this isn't any longer. An unlicensed pharmacist would be a pharmacist who's appearing responsibilities without a license. An undocumented worker, on the different hand, isn't any distinctive than an unlawful alien. considering all of us understand the different words used for "unlawful extraterrestrial beings," i think of this is secure to pass on from the pointless waste of potential in debating word decision. in case you prefer to be credible, locate some thing with substance.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No brains whatsoever ,deport them and they just keep coming back ,its just a revolving door for a pack of criminals and our government knows it , they should all be fired for thinking were that stupid. Should be arrested for aiding and abetting the lawbreakers.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I hate Obama more by the day.

    You should see it here in Austin...the illegal alien horde is celebrating in the streets

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  • ~o0o~
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    they break the law on immigration control for staying illegally.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Its amnesty and it stinks!

    Impeach Obama!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Welcome to selective enforcement and the double standards of liberalism. It depends on what the definition of "is", is.

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