Turns out, President Obama’s DREAM usurpation isn’t quite what he’s telling you it is. Here’s Mickey Kaus with the details:
1) The decree doesn’t just apply to illegal immigrants who were “brought to this country by their parents.” It also would give work permits to those who snuck across the border by themselves as teenagers. “Through no fault of their own” is a talking point for DREAM proselytizers, not an actual legal requirement. 2) The same goes for the phrase “and know only this country as home.” That’s a highly imaginative riff on the decree’s actual requirement, which is for 5 years “continuous residence.” It turns out “continuous residence” doesn’t mean what you think it means. “Immigration attorneys have been successful in getting immigration courts to whittle this down to a point where it is almost meaningless,” says CIS’s Jon Feere. As an illegal immigrant you can go back homeabroad for multiple 6-month stints during those five years
It’s one thing to make things easier for culturally American illegals. But this? What Obama has done is no such thing. He’s going to up and legalize most of a million workers, only some fraction of whom pass the test he laid out last week.
I know Obama knows that he’s already lost white, blue-collar voters. But now he’s doing his damnable best to work them up into a frenzy. This will move the needle right in MI, OH, and PA, I’d wager.