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Obama Enacts ‘Dream Act’ – End Runs Congress [POLL]

Obama says US will stop deporting young illegals
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In what many critics say is an election year ploy to get minority votes, President Obama has announced ‘he’ will stop the deportation of illegal immigrants who come here at a young age.

While the move does not grant citizenship to some 800,00 estimated younger illegals, it will allow them to live and work here without being deported.  During his press conference in the Rose Garden, Obama was interrupted by a Daily Caller reporter, who challenged him on the issue.  The move has been viewed as another ‘end-run’ by Obama, using executive orders, or simply changing policy without Congressional approval.  The so-called Dream Act had stalled in Congress due to objections from Republicans, and fierce opposition from numerous groups who said it amounted to amnesty, and weakened US immigration policy.  According to statements from Homeland Security, part of the policy reads as follows:

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the policy change will apply to those who came to the United States before they were 16 and who are younger than 30 if they have lived here for five years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or served in the military. 

Do you favor the Dream Act? Do you think Obama sidestepped Congress again?  Take our Poll.

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