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At U.S. Conference of Mayors in Orlando, South Florida mayors pushed for immigration policy

Just days before President Barack Obama announced on Friday that his administration will halt deportations and grant work permits to young immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is meeting in Orlando, put forth a resolution urging Obama to do just that.

One of the people pushing for the resolution: former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, who is in the conference as one of its past presidents.

Diaz said he became "obsessed" with the issue of undocumented students over the past few months in part after hearing the story of a Coral Gables Senior High School graduate from Honduras who took care of her siblings when her mother was stricken with cancer.

After finding out from immigrant advocates that the president could take executive action to grant young immigrants some sort of legal status, Diaz said he spoke to U.S. senators, lawmakers and current mayors to garner their support.

The resolution asking for provisional legal status for DREAM Act-eligible immigrants was eventually put forth by 13 mayors, including well-known figures like Michael Bloomberg of New York City and local mayors such as Juan Carlos Bermudez of Doral, André Pierre of North Miami and Joy Cooper of Hallandale Beach. The full conference was scheduled to vote on the measure in a session Saturday -- though that now appears to be moot, following the president's executive order.

An elated Diaz said he was "doing cartwheels" Friday morning when he learned of Obama's policy shift.

"I was just so excited," he said. "This is about doing the right thing, and doing the right thing for these kids ... This is their country. This is America. This is where they want to grow up."

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Brittanicus

WE CAN STILL DEPORT THE PARENTS, OR WILL OBAMA GIVE A FREE PASS TO THE PARENTS AS WELL?

HOWEVER THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED, AS THEY ARE STILL ILLEGAL. INTERESTING ENOUGH, THROUGH PROCESSING THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS WOULD BE REVEALED AND ICE CAN DETAIN AND DEPORT. NOT TO FORGET THAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN WILL SUFFER, AS THESE FOREIGN NATIONAL KIDS ARE ISSUED 800 THOUSANDS VISAS.

The Obama administration is passing laws by decree now, without any oversight and not being addressed by the House of Representatives. I thought this type of enacting policies as this, was for the dictatorships of the world? This is AMNESTY by any other name and will generate a firestorm amongst Independents voters as me, explicitly the TEA PARTY? I guess the Obama government sees themselves above the “rule of Law.” Obviously this is a political push for the children of foreign nationals and certainly performed on behalf of the majority ethnic population? Is this another bloated fraud policy, as seen in the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act.

With the possibility of a work visa, they will be able to apply for taxpayer’s money for enrollment in colleges. THIS IS BILLIONS MORE DOLLARS TO THE STRAINED FINANCES FOR EDUCATION AND FURTHERANCE OF EVEN MORE PENDING MASSIVE CHAIN MIGRATION; AT LEAST THE PARENTS CAN BE DEPORTED FOR BREAKING IMMIGRATION LAWS? Democrats have always been generous with other people’s money, so it is very scary wondering what’s next in their agenda of their ‘Political Correctness’? Without any contradiction this is a means to gain millions of extra votes from persons already here, including non-citizens? This has clearly been shown by the Obama Dept of IN-Justice suing Florida, for ethically doing the correct thing of erasing non citizens from the election rolls. EVERY PRO-SOVEREIGNTY AMERICAN WHO HAS NEVER CARED TO VOTE SHOULD JOIN THE TEA PARTY OR VOTE AGAINST THE OBAMA REGIME. WITH ORGANIZATIONS AS GEORGE SOROS, MOVE ON ORG AND PRO-ULTRA LEFT, ANTI AMERICAN GROUPS, THE COMMUNIST FOUNDED ACLU AND OTHER SPECIAL INTEREST OUR U.S. CONSTITUTION IS IN PERIL, GRAVE THREAT AS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE?


REMEMBER MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR OBAMA, WANT LOT'S OF WELFARE PROGRAMS, TO LIVE LIKE PARASITES OF THE REST OF US... and not just Illegal aliens..?

If you want to read the truth about the lawlessness and carnage along the border, then bookmark the ‘AMERICAN PATROL’ website. Investigate other headlines today such as ‘Catch and release for low-priority illegal’s proposed -- Border agency's secret draft policy includes 'prosecutorial discretion', Obama implements DREAM amnesty by executive fiat!, The Fast and Furious scandal , Reporter heckles Obama during speech declaring sell-out of U.S. workers, Obama regime to help illegal’s, LA Mayor Villaraigosa delighted over Obama's outrageous decree, Rep. Granger alarmed by Obama chicanery, Out-of-control Obama regime to bypass Congress on illegal’s today, Bombastic assemblyman wants to keep criminal illegal’s in the state, NYPD faces politicians, Muslim advocates seeking control of cops, Voters need to make their voices heard on illegal immigration, etc., AMERICAN PATROL is a current exposure site of the nationwide E-media and newspapers, blogs and commentary that the Liberal press prefers to keep from the public. Daily, the truth is revealed about illegal immigration and the corruption in Washington and state assemblies. This is intelligence not found in the press, which the parties keep suppressed. There is an eye opening video from TEA PARTY. ORG about the stunning claim that President Obama is ineligible for the position in the White House and every citizen should judge for their own peace of mind.

The Obama is stealing millions of American’s livelihood, by trying to close down the coal, gas and oil industry. We have more oil in regions of America, then any other place on this planet and would pay off the $16 Trillion dollars; we owe nations that don’t like us. The Canadian pipeline would lighten the load of all consumers gas needs, but Obama has prohibited it and may now be sold to our enemy China. Both parties are to blame for this immigration mess, we find our country hopelessly swamped under? We must alter our future before it’s too late and end this Presidents reign of Socialist philosophy, to give away our wealth to other nations, as ‘THE TREATY OF THE SEA’. Do you know about this issue?

harey kane

Dictator!

President Clinton 363 decrees
President Bush 291 decrees
President Reagan 380 decrees
OBama YTD 142 decrees

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