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Poll: Agree with Obama's New Immigration Policy?

Tell us if you think he's right to stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and grant work permits.

The Obama administration responded to years of pressure from immigrants rights groups a few weeks ago with an announcement that it will stop deportations and begin granting work permits for some Dream Act-eligible students, the Huffington Post reported.

Some 800,000 people are expected to come forward to receive deferred action from deportation, as first reported by the Associated Press. The policy change will apply to young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children, along the same lines as the Dream Act, a decade-old bill that passed in the House of Representatives but failed in the Senate in 2010.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters that the policy change is part of a general shift by the Obama administration to focus on deporting high-priority undocumented immigrants.

"This grant of deferred action is not immunity," Napolitano said. "It is not amnesty."

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in a released statement, called the action "a politically-motivated power grab that does nothing to further the debate but instead adds additional confusion and uncertainty to our broken immigration system."

Novato, do you agree with President Obama's new immigration policy? Why or why not? Tell us in a comment below.

Pebes July 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM
wrong. almost every country in our hemisphere has birthright citizenship, or "jus soli". just saying...
Pebes July 06, 2012 at 10:48 PM
so, never?
Susan Clark July 07, 2012 at 12:23 AM
What part of sneaking into our country illegally do you not understand? Let's go over it one more time..........Please see my above comment ^
Scott Warner July 08, 2012 at 05:28 AM
How much of the law have you read? Do you understand the concept of the "Dream Act"? Are you really ready to turn your back on so many? Are you also willing to give back all the benefits you've received from those here "illegally." How many of your legal neighbors are here due to ancestors that were not "legal" when they arrived? Instead of such xenophobia, how about we work to make such people part of our community and help them contribute to our society like we expect from all citizens. Just because you got here first doesn't mean you own the key to the door.
Claire July 08, 2012 at 07:14 AM
Scott - very well said!

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