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Administrative relief -- for -- -- so that in fact they would be a suspension of deportation and the ability for them.
Who otherwise qualify for what we have defined as the DREAM Act.
To be able to read to pursue their studies and -- serve in the military -- the United States.
Democratic senator Robert Menendez supporting the administration's new policy on deportation of illegal immigrants and we're back now with our panel.
Setting up ice immigration and custom enforcement has announced changes.
To woods deportation program agents are now specifically urged to consider.
Whether an illegal is studying in high school or college -- is serving or did serve in the military.
Critics are -- this is a way the administration's using to try to get the DREAM Act.
-- implemented even though congress refused to pass the unit that's legitimate.
I think it's totally legitimate.
-- a and that it is in -- activists and eight immigration rights activists have been pressing.
The president to do exactly this thing because they couldn't get the DREAM Act enacted they have been saying let's do -- administratively he's done the same thing on labor issues union issues by the way.
That said I also think this points that the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Massive deportations of college students is not you know it's not the answer.
And you've got -- you've got that southern baptists now and the Mormon Church supporting.
Some way to enable.
Immigrant -- here illegally to earn their way to to be here.
Legally and I think it you know that the time has come to really start taking -- on and I think Republicans can -- particularly with the southern Baptist supporting this.
And this is something they need to take a look at.
Mario thoughts about.
During an end run around congress on the DREAM Act and also we need to point out several governors and police chiefs have objected to the current.
Up policy of deportation saying that it doesn't -- efficiently on.
The illegals were could have committed serious problem.
That's exactly what the president's promise to do.
Latino activists were asking him to to issue an executive order to make the DREAM Act.
A lot that would truly be an end run around congress and he said he doesn't have the power to do that what he does have -- prosecutorial discretion that's existed long before you came into office.
And what ice did today was it said here all the factors that you can can take into consideration some of them happen to be DREAM Act -- factors like service in the military or.
-- enrollment in college.
But I do think the Republicans have to think seriously if they want to make this an issue and say that every single student.
Or or or or military member who was brought here as a child but who happens to be illegal should be deported they don't want to be the party and deportation.
And I think that's all that that this is.
And I do think conference of immigration reform will come up again.
I think is a difficult issue for both parties because the Hispanic.
Hispanic voters are the fastest growing block of the electorate and this is an issue that really matters to them -- -- this is outright lawlessness on the part of the administration.
Whatever the politics of this we do have a constitution.
And under it the -- nature that congress enacts the laws and the executive X if you send it doesn't make them up.
This is their dream that was rejected.
By congress it is now being enacted.
By the executive despite the expressed will of the congress.
That is lawless it may not be an explicit executive order it's an -- one it's exactly as Obama is doing with the EPA.
Cap and trade is rejected so it's -- -- regulate.
The carbon emissions again -- through executive through executive action and in this case it's even worse in the case of immigration -- it's arbitrary.
If you leave it at the discretion of a prosecutor.
Instead of having the rule of law where it applies to everybody.
You can have a prosecutor here in there will decide -- this dial gated in this guy not.
Entirely arbitrarily it's corrupting.
And it's lawless and then but that's not the way you run a democracy that can what an -- and eleven million people.
He used to -- whoever is in your custody according.
To your -- there's no reason.
Did you have to choose between -- deporting criminal and deporting there's you do both.
That's -- Allard says if you don't want to if you want to give exemptions to a class of people.
Let's say students will you pass a -- to say that you don't leave the man's.
A bureaucrat who make a decision it's corrupting and it's not to be done prosecutor's discretion and also some matters like this is a directive that the president resorting to the to do it according to -- criterion.
That the congress has rejected.
Let's talk about the political implications of this and certainly that's a large part of the decision that the president has made in the first place.
What about the danger that your two panel fellow panelists here is site -- That Republicans are gonna be seen as the party of deportation the part of this in the wrong side.
Of this growing voting bloc that could play a very big role in a lot of key states in the 2012 election.
I'd say two points number one.
For the constitution trumps politics.
Secondly on the politics -- -- -- I think Republicans have to make clear.
That they want to have -- control of the borders and they are open to anything.
-- to the table in terms of he's -- legalization of normalization.
Once you have that.
If you tell people that the borders effectively control and the million shore and now here illegally the last cohort.
Americans are generous kind of will be open to any any kind of legalization.
But if people imagine that state court off the cohort of the eleven million who are now -- -- going to be replaced.
In ten years by another ten.
Then you say no.
Think there's -- don't play.
A democratic effort that goes along -- -- senator Menendez has to do that to -- to improve.
You eat with an.
Two had to control.
Illegal immigration at the same time the year.
Dealing with the people who are already here that's it.
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