“Liberal governing has transformed beautiful California into the poverty capital of America with the worst quality of life. Crazy taxes, crazy high cost of living, and crazy overreaching regulations have crushed the middle class, forcing the middle class to exit the Sunshine State. All that is left in California are illegals feeding at the breast of the state, rapidly growing massive homeless tent cities, and the mega-rich.” LLOYD MARCUS
Homeland Security Department has granted legal status to 99.2 percent of all
illegal immigrants who have applied under President Obama's new non-deportation
policy for young adults, according to the latest numbers released Friday.
slight drop from the 99.5 percent approval rate reported last month.
policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, grants legal status to
most illegal immigrants under the age of 31 who came to the U.S. before age 16
— usually brought by their parents. They are allowed to remain in the U.S.
without fear of deportation, and are given work permits. Most states have
agreed to issue them driver's licenses as well.
seen as a test-run should Congress pass a broad legalization for the 11 million
illegal immigrants estimated to be in the U.S.
one reason why the high approval rate is striking.
Critics of the Obama policy say a rate
that high means the administration isn't doing much screening of those who are
supporters say the high rate makes sense given the motivated pool of
youngsters, known as "Dreamers" because of the Dream Act legislation
that would give them full citizenship rights.
ranged to more than 1 million Dreamers who could apply for the new policy,
though as of the end of April about 500,000 applications had been submitted in
the eight and a half months DACA has been available. Of those, 291,859 have
been approved while only 2,352 had been denied. The rest are still in
say the denial rate should go higher as more applications make their way
through the system. Because of potential appeals, it takes longer for a denial
to be finalized than it takes to make an approval.
example, of applications finalized in February, the agency approved 99.4
percent. But in April that rate dropped to 96.7 percent.
By Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) - 05/06/13 08:18 PM ET
Advocates for amnesty argue that the 11 million
immigrants in the country illegally should be legalized (but what if there are
40 million? What’s the math then?).
They claim we need to
bring illegal immigrants “out of the shadows.” But illegal immigrants are very
visible — they attend public schools, obtain health services at hospital
emergency rooms at taxpayer expense and even testify before Congress.
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