Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Obama administration program to legalize alien workers begins today

President Obama's plan to allow illegal aliens the right to work in the U.S. begins implementation on Aug. 15th.  1.7 million new legal workers will be entering the workforce at a time when the unemployment rate is well over 16%, and median wages have been dropping for more than a decade.


"This afternoon, USCIS makes available online the forms and instructions for individuals who will request deferred action for childhood arrivals," USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters in a conference call.

The program, dubbed Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created in June under an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.
"Deferred action does not provide lawful status or a pathway to permanent residence or citizenship," Mayorkas said Tuesday.

The $465 application fee will fund the administrative costs of the program, including a biometric check and issuance of a secure work-authorization document, he said.

Each request will be examined for possible fraud, he said.
The forms and instructions are posted at www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.

As many as 1.7 million youths may qualify for the program, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. - CNN, InAmerica

Whether or not this ploy to cast aside Federal law regaring illegal aliens is a means to garner votes in November is moot for most Americans.  However, the soon to be realized fact that unemployment, costs to states for education, healthcare, welfare, and others costs will lead to much more division between legal Americans trying to have a sustainable life, and undocumented foreigners from another country who do not feel fighting for change in their own homeland is worth the cost.

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