Monday, November 25, 2013

Obama Says He Doesn't Have The Power To Stop Deportations

President Obama

Ju Hong of Berkeley, CA

Between 5 to 6 million of udocumented immigrants expected to be deported within the next six years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement ongoing statistical data.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 25, 2013

San Francisco, CA - On Monday, President Obama in his address to a group said, that he doesn't have the power to stop deportations. But Obama has the power to implement deferred action for all undocumented immigrants facing deportation proceedings. 
His response comes after several people on stage and audience began to yell loudly for Obama to use his power to stop deportations. “You have the power to stop deportation for all of them (11.5M undocumented immigrants),” Ju Hong, 24, an undocumented South Korean graduated from San Francisco State standing directly behind where Obama was standing, shouted near the end of the president’s immigration speech at the Betty Ong Chinese Reacreational Center, who then began to lead chants of “Stop deportation now!”
“Actually, no, I don’t,... and that’s why we are here,” Obama responded (video).
He doesn't want to use his executive power, but to engage in the legal process to change immigration reform, citing that a majority of people in the U.S. favors a change of the system.
In fact, Obama using his executive power implemented a deferred action policy for DREAMers, but he can't implement deferred action for undocumented immigrants facing deportation proceedings. 
Obama says, he will march and stand for immigration reform, but when in fact he had control of both Houses, the Democrats didn't address the issue for six months losing the window of opportunity for any immigration reform.
President Obama also has the executive privilege to pardon all those undocumented immigrants that were deported and all those that broke the law by illegally crossing into the U.S. But Obama doesn't want to use his executive pardon solution for the immigration deportation of millions. 
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) supports immigration reform, but would like to address it step-by-step and not in a rush job like immigration rights activists would like him to address it. Despite, a fasting movement at the Washington, D.C. Mall, numerous disobedience actions resulting in the arrests of immigration activists, elected officials, clergy and others around the nation, people chaining themselves to ICE fences, children being used to confront members of the GOP at Capitol Hill and other attempts to push for a vote by the House seems to have reached a dead end alley. 
The House is expected to end its 113th first session in just days away, thus killing the U.S. Senate Immigration Reform bill that was passed during the Summer and any chances that a bill will pass in 2013.
Immigration rights organizations and other pro-immigration reform groups have finally realized that their efforts have failed so far to influence immigration reform for 2013.
They also have failed to acknowledge the power to implement a national economic shut down to influence immigration reform. U.S. Hispanics, undocumented immigrants and supporters need to engage in a national economic shutdown by managing their $2 trillion spending and buying economic power. Latinos must begin to tighten their free style spending habit and just buy in places that support immigration reform and can confirm that they have contacted their federal representatives requesting that they support immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. today.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they have implemented an upgraded E-Verify employment program to detect fraudulent and stolen Social Security numbers (SSN's). The SSN's found to be not valid or stolen will be blocked from being used. Millions of undocumented immigrants are expected to lose their current jobs in the country when employers discover that those SSN's being used are not valid.
With the U.S. House failure to approve an immigration reform bill for 2013, the issue of ever passing such a bill is unpredictable, since it is not known who will control both Houses and the White House in the next four to six years.
An estimated 5 to 6 million of undocumented immigrants are expected to be deported within the next six years.

Ju Hong's undocumented story on video

1 comment:

Abitomaine said...

Who says a majority of Americans want amnesty reform, who says other than Obama we want illegal aliens to become US citizens without going through the proper legal procedures. What corrupt survey are they using - I would like to see a legitimate survey done.