Obama May 1, 2006<<<Note date
Obama speaking at May 1 2006 immigration rally in Chicago
**Listen carefully from 3:36 min. to 4:50 min.**
Will ANYONE from the hispanic community ask him about THIS VOTE?
September 29, 2006<<<Note Date
HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
This bill authorized the construction of 700 miles of doubled-layered fencing on the U.S. – Mexico border by the end of 2008. Initial authorization, $1.2 billion as a down payment, which could cost anywhere from $2 billion to $9 billion. (for perspective on the size, Chicago to St. Louis is approximately 300 miles)
Melissa Bean, Judith Biggert, Jerry Costello, Henry Hyde, Timothy Johnson, Mark Kirk, Ray LaHood, Daniel Lipinski, Donald Manzullo, John Shimkus, Jerry Weller
Danny Davis, Rahm Emanuel, Luis Gutierrez, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Bobby Rush, Jan Schakowsky
H.R. 6061: Secure Fence Act of 2006
109th Congress: 2005-2006
To establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States.
This bill became law. It was signed by George Bush.
Senate Vote On Passage: H.R. 6061 [109th]: Secure Fence Act of 2006
|Yea||DE||Biden, Joseph [D]|
|Yea||DE||Carper, Thomas [D]|
|Yea||FL||Martinez, Mel [R]|
|Yea||FL||Nelson, Bill [D]|
|Yea||GA||Chambliss, Saxby [R]|
|Yea||GA||Isakson, John [R]|
|Nay||HI||Akaka, Daniel [D]|
|Nay||HI||Inouye, Daniel [D]|
|Yea||ID||Craig, Larry [R]|
|Yea||ID||Crapo, Michael [R]|
|Nay||IL||Durbin, Richard [D]|
|Yea||IL||Obama, Barack [D]|
|Yea||IN||Bayh, Evan [D]|
|Yea||IN||Lugar, Richard [R]|
***Note: Even Joe Biden and Ray LaHood (Transportation) “Yes” on this vote****
As Obama courts Latinos, deportation program under scrutiny
Support from Latino voters is key for President Obama as he seeks re-election. But immigration advocates say his policies may be working against him.
A new study shows that one of his deportation programs disproportionately impacts Latino households and has even led to the arrest of hundreds of U.S. citizens by immigration authorities.
“Latinos [are] waking up to the fact that President Obama and the Democrats are no better than Republicans on immigration,” said Roberto Lovato, co-founder of the Latino advocacy group Presente.org, pointing to Mr. Obama’s falling approval ratings among Latinos.
“In fact, they’re worse right now because they’re in power and deporting more people than President Bush did,” Lovato told CBS News Political Hotsheet.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that the agency made a record number of deportations in the twelve months through September — nearly 400,000. ICE’s aggressive deportation efforts are aided by Secure Communities, a controversial program that uses information from local police forces to enforce federal immigration laws.
September 2, 2011
NOW that the 2012 Elections are almost here, Obama has a “New Policy” on Immigration
From the Communist Party USA’s newsier People’s World
December 9, 2011
Denver is one of two cities, the other being Baltimore, that will conduct a new pilot program aimed at implementing the Obama administration’s new immigration policy that was announced in June.
The six-week pilot period, which began this week in Denver, is part of the initial implementation of the administration’s new “prosecutorial discretion” guidelines for dealing with undocumented immigrants. The policy states unauthorized immigrants facing deportation, who have no criminal record and meet certain criteria, could be indentified as low priority cases for immigration enforcement and have their cases administratively closed.
During a Dec. 8 press call, local leaders and members of Colorado’s immigrant community discussed how the new program affects them. Many applaud the initiative as a positive step forward. They aim to study and gauge how broadly the policy is applied and determine its real impact on local immigrants and their families.
“This is an exciting and new development that will hopefully provide immediate relief to thousands of members of the immigrant community in Denver and hopefully throughout the country,” said Julie Gonzales, director of organizing with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.
On the call was Laura Lichter, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Denver. She described prosecutorial discretion in terms of a jaywalker and a bank robber. She said police should naturally go after the bank robber rather than the jaywalker. When it comes to immigration enforcement, officials should use discretion and focus their resources on hardened criminals rather than low priority cases where the person does not pose any danger or threat to our community and national security.
Lichter notes there are 300,000 cases pending nationwide. She says a recent study found only one in 12 of those within that docket actually have a criminal record.
***A VIDEO WORTH WATCHING****
**listen carefully from 2:16 min to 2:51 min.**