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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Explain to me how you think it works. A law enforcement agency is given a budget of say $40 billion and it would cost $10 trillion to catch everybody violating a law it is charged with enforcing. Are you saying they should just blow the $40 billion on the first cases that happen to cross its path no matter how much it costs and then let everybody else go? Of course not. It needs to use its discretion to try to accomplish the most good with its finite resources. Right?
    How about partnering with State and local LE for enforcement of immigration laws. How about streamlining deportation to minimize court costs? How about instead of just letting illegal aliens stay, do something to reduce/stop the influx of illegal entery into the US.

    You are correct that with a finite resources and funding choices have to be made. That happens all the time. Still does not make it right for those who break our immigration laws. Our system does need to be overhauled. We need a better migrant labor guest program. We need a swifter/more economical method to deport illegal aliens. Our legal system for handling many violations of law is way to costly.

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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It amazes me how pro-illegals try to push the idea that food prices will skyrocket if the farmers who have been hiring illegalls suddenly were forced to hire legal workers.
    This thread is proof positive that Democrats will argue anything. (As I knew it would be.)

    Are our immigration laws not enough? And our Constitution? Both of which are more friendly than the immigration laws of virtually any nation in the world already?

    This is purely a political play.

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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What do you think will happen when farmers are forced to actually pay min wage for workers? Do you think the farmers will just eat the additional cost or what?
    Employee costs are a small fraction of the overall cost of a product. Most farmers do not use illegals.



    Of course food prices will go up.
    Nowhere near as high as what the pro-illegals claim.
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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So it has nothing to do with stepped up enforcement and border security. That would indicate to me that there's no point in further boosting enforcement and border security, because those efforts have NO effect.
    If Law Enforcement is on the Border, why would they run toward it? If they got caught in the U.S.even exiting they lose their ability to come back legally, do you think they're all stupid?
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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    If Law Enforcement is on the Border, why would they run toward it? If they got caught in the U.S.even exiting they lose their ability to come back legally, do you think they're all stupid?
    Erm ... What? I was talking about border patrol. You know, those folks who are tasked with preventing illegals from entering the country?
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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Employee costs are a small fraction of the overall cost of a product. Most farmers do not use illegals.


    Nowhere near as high as what the pro-illegals claim.
    If employee costs were only a small fraction, we wouldn't be having the problem with illegals because NOBODY would be hiring them.

    The fact is that it isn't just a small fraction and it is significant or they wouldn't be doing it. Who wants to risk getting their business fined for a "small fraction"?

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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    If employee costs were only a small fraction, we wouldn't be having the problem with illegals because NOBODY would be hiring them.

    The fact is that it isn't just a small fraction and it is significant or they wouldn't be doing it. Who wants to risk getting their business fined for a "small fraction"?
    What risk? A quick internet search turns up no massive fines or arrests for hiring illegal alien labor, since the Postville raid. Most use 1099 contract labor to safely avoid any problems. In my last construction job (framing houses) half the crew was illegal, but I never saw any ICE problems.
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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    The power to execute the law is given to the president in the constitution, not to the Congress. Prosecutorial discretion is part of that power. That has been thoroughly established in the courts for many decades.
    Cite where in the constitution it cites the President has discretion ...

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    I think you just don't get the most basic elements of what is going on.
    I think I do... President Obama is the "decider" who's decision is to not enforce immigration laws that have also been thoroughly established since it's founding, all for political points. No really, I DO get the most basic elements of what's going on here.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Cite where in the constitution it cites the President has discretion ...
    Ask Justice Scalia:

    “To ameliorate a harsh and unjust outcome, the INS may decline to institute proceedings, terminate proceedings or decline to execute a final order of deportation,” Justice Antonin Scalia, quoting from another writer, added in a 1999 Supreme Court decision.

    Did Obama exert too much executive power on deportations? - KansasCity.com
    And last time I checked, Art. 2 gives the president the power to grant reprieves and pardons.
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    Re: AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Ask Justice Scalia:



    And last time I checked, Art. 2 gives the president the power to grant reprieves and pardons.
    Funny how you posted the piece, but didn't read it. From the same article:

    “Deferred action, a form of prosecutorial discretion, is not a form of relief from removal … exercised on a categorical basis for large classes of aliens,” Napolitano stated then in response to GOP questions.
    Deferred action is not a grant of reprieve or pardon (powers Obama has exercise in the past as the article notes).

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