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    Immigration activists threaten Obama, Democrats

    Immigration activists threaten Obama, Democrats

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    By The Associated Press
    Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
    Updated 36 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the United States.

    Many activists contend Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists' only hope.


    “There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president and the Latino and Asian communities in particular,” said Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, which champions immigration change. “He has a momentous choice to make.”


    Activists credit their sit-ins and hunger strikes for Obama directing new Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review the administration's deportations policy and suggest ways to make it more humane. Now they're focused on ensuring they get the outcome they want — an expansion of Obama's two-year-old policy allowing work permits for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children who have been in school or the military.


    The program has helped more than 600,000 people. Activists want it expanded to include more immigrants, such as those who have been in the United States for at least five years or who since their arrival have had children. Depending on how it's defined, that could help many millions more.


    Obama has said he doesn't have the authority to take such a step without Congress. At a White House meeting with religious leaders on Tuesday, he emphasized he wouldn't act on his own while there still was a window for congressional action, participants said.


    Republicans have warned that a unilateral move by Obama would end any possibility for cooperation on immigration legislation. A bill to improve border security and offer a path to citizenship for many of the 11.5 million immigrants here illegally remains stalled in the GOP-led House 10 months after passing the Senate.


    Cynthia Diaz, 18, participated in a six-day hunger strike outside the White House last week to protest her mother's detention. She pointed to Obama's promise to prioritize immigration reform.


    “That's how he got the Latino vote, and now, he just stabbed us in the back,” Diaz said.


    “At this point anything short of an affirmative administrative relief program for parents of U.S. citizens and Dreamers is not enough,” said Lorella Praeli, director of advocacy at United We Dream, which represents immigrants brought here illegally as kids, known by their supporters as Dreamers. “The clock on Obama has run out.”


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    DON'T REWARD THE CRIMINAL ACTIONS OF MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

    BY GIVING THEM CITIZENSHIP


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    Everyone knows the Democrats will lose seats in an off election year during the second term of an unpopular President in the White House. This is just posturing so they can claim the Dems lost ground for failing to pass amnesty. After all, that is their continual narrative isnt it? Everything happens or does not happen because of amnesty and the magical Hispanic vote!

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