Question of the Week: Do you support the Presidents’ new immigration policy that would allow young, illegal immigrants to legally live and work in the U.S?Posted by Randy | June 19, 2012
Last week, the President announced the administration would grant relief from deportation to young people brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents, if they met certain criteria. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the new policy would grant a two-year deferral from deportation for anybody under the age of 30 who came to the United States before the age of 16. Additionally, individuals must demonstrate that they have continuously resided in the U.S. for five years, pose no criminal or security threat, and earned a high school diploma or equivalent, or were honorably discharged from the military.
Congressman Forbes believes the administration’s new immigration policy violates the rule of law, defies the Constitution and will put more Americans out-of-work. He has opposed and voted against the DREAM Act, which was a legislative effort in 2010 to enact a policy nearly identical to the President’s proposal. To read more, click here. In addition, Congressman Forbes cosponsored the Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation (HALT) Act, H.R.2497, to prevent any current or planned administrative actions granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Our immigration policy must reflect our core belief that entry into the United States is not a right, but a privilege. As a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and member of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, he will continue to support the rule of law and Congress’ role to enact immigration policy.
Question of the week: Do you support the Presidents’ new immigration policy that would allow young, illegal immigrants to legally live and work in the U.S?
( ) Yes, the President’s new policy is a temporary measure that focuses resources appropriately and gives young illegals relief from deportation.
( ) No, the President’s new policy ignores Congress and the rule of the law by choosing which laws he chooses or chooses not to enforce.
( ) I’m not sure.
( ) Other (leave your comments below).
Take the poll here.
Find the results of last week’s instaPoll here.
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