In a message to the Latino and anti-immigration people….
The President has moved forcefully to do something he had been reluctant to pursue ….
For Obama the issue had been festering recently….
(I did a post on this recently)….
Latino’s are solidly behind Obama , by more than 60%….
But the recent headline a few days ago that the OBAMA Administration had been carrying out RECORD deportations had begun to move around the Latino and Hispanic communities and Obama was seeing figures in the polls that Latino’s where NOT gonna come out and vote come November…..
There is more to this story….
The new order applies to young illegals (under 30) that would qualify for the much talked about Dream Act….
They must have clean records…..
In another action…
Ex- Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barbour ( he leads a pro-Romney Pac) has come out for a process to offer citizenship to the 12 million long term illegal’s in the United States….
This position is somewhat similar to what Mitt Romney had first advocated in the GOP primaries before he scurried back to the hard right position of NO path to citizenship….
Didn’t Romney us the term’self-Deportation?”…..
The policy is designed to aid immigrants who would have been affected by the DREAM Act, a Democratic-backed bill that would have put many students and veterans on a path to citizenship but failed to win passage in Congress. The White House had been reluctant to go around Congress to resolve the issue, but began to feel pressure from advocates when a prominent Hispanic Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, began working with activistson a scaled-back version of the bill.
The move puts pressure on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who ran to the right of the field on immigration during the GOP primaries.
At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Friday, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour (R) forcefully advocated for a program of legalization for illegal immigrants currently in the country.
“We’re not going to deport 12 million people, and we shouldn’t,” said Barbour…..
When we all talk about immigration….
These days Latino’s and Hispanic’s come to mind….
But that isn’t really the whole picture…
True the largest number IS from Mexico….
On the whole that equals just a quarter of the total….
I’ve listed the numbers from wiki.…
- Place of birth for the foreign-born population in the United States
|Top ten countries||2010||2000||1990|
|All of Latin America||21,224,087||16,086,974||8,407,837|
Source: 1990 and 2000 decennial Census and 2010 American Community Survey
photo…The Port Authority of NY and NJ…..
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