Obama Admin. Plans Change In Immigration Rule

The Obama administration plans a rule change that would help reduce the time some illegal immigrants are separated from their citizen relatives while the immigrants try to win legal status in the United States.

A senior administration official says the administration wants to let some illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. while they ask the government to waive a rule that otherwise would prohibit them from coming back into the country for up to 10 years. Waivers are available for illegal immigrants who can show that their absence would cause an "extreme hardship" for their citizen spouse.

The official says the proposed rule change would streamline the process. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the policy change had not been made public.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 at 02:30 AM
    Look at all the Hispanic votes he will get. And before the election he will grant citizenship to all paperwork challanged Hispanic people in the country, winning the election by a landslide.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Yes let's worry about these ILLEGAl aliens first then we will deal with the problems in this country. HAHA what a joke our founding fathers of this great nation are turing over in their graves as we speak!! Our nation has become a joke and in 20 years we will be just like Argentia.....
  • by Anonymous Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:30 AM
    His teleprompter must be down!
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      by disc on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to
      I'm glad the country has a leader that can read and pronounce people and countries names
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        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM in reply to disc
        How would you know? In your 16 word post there are at least 3 errors. Personally, I don't care about your grammar or punctuation, but it would behoove you to at least correctly configure a sentence complaining about someone else misusing the English language.
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          by disc on Jan 6, 2012 at 01:01 PM in reply to
          As long as you got the message, that's the important thing.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:20 PM in reply to
          I agree with disc. As long as the message is clear, who cares. Go back to your fraternity party and good luck finding a job after you graduate.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:06 PM in reply to
          Man, that's a long sentence.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to
      Ha Ha, John McCain could have used one, along with Rick Perry who mis-speaks every time he opens his mouth.
  • by JD Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    Kesha If you mean having to pay more taxes then yes he has done his job. The government does hot make anything to sell to make money. So all the money that he gives away comes from tax payers. Giving everyone free medical insurance is costing some of us that being tax payers a lot of money. Remember this Obama can not give you something without taking something from some one else. And if you are on the receiving end them you do not care if some one else is paying the bill.
  • by Juan on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:16 AM
    Gracias again president!!!
  • by la on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    It is sad...to see how people can only see color and not able to have hope ...The worse is yet to come
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      by WOW on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM in reply to la
      Color? What color? I see no reference to color but yours. It has to do with legal immigration to this country. And the man is already campaigning by trying to protect at least some of his voter base.
  • by kesha Location: rouse on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:48 AM
    i dont understand people that is never satisfied HE IS SORRY HE HAS TO FIX THE LAST PRESIDENT MISTAKE(S) i think the things he do is helping us and people should let him do HIS JOB and stop trying to do it for him and YES OBAMA IS GETTING MY VOTE regardless he has proved his self worthy of my vote keep doing what you do OBAMA you have done the impossible that others have been trying to do for years
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      by For Real? on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:33 AM in reply to kesha
      Are you for real??? You are the prime example of what is bringing down this country.......we need to ban all of the welfare and food stamps in this country for those that can't pass a drug test.......why not apply for a job instead of gov. assistance but not until you take a grammar course!
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        by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM in reply to For Real?
        The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million illegals as of Sept.12, 2011 against 1.57 million in Bush's "TWO FULL" presidential terms.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to
          Yeah but at least under Bush we weren't deporting citizens of this country. It's also nice to note that the national debt has gone up by roughly the same proportions under both administrations. (For the math challenged that means Obama has borrowed about 1.5 times as much money as Bush did in less than half the time.)
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      by blah on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM in reply to kesha
      I dont think any of the other presidents even carter wanted to bankrupt our children,grandchildren and great grand children like this idiot did.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:27 PM in reply to kesha
      Kesha, sometimes you should remain quiet and not lead on what you think. Otherwise you leave no doubt to your intelligence. I have no idea where you got your information...but I suggest you search for truth and facts...HIS JOB...as you state, has not been done as he left your children with a legacy of bankruptcy. And consider that their kids future will be bleak as well. I would not be proud of voting for Obama, I would hold my head down in shame for being reactionary. If you believe him, you would believe everything about your boyfriend saying he didn't cheat on you when you got home and found him with your best friend.
  • by tug Location: new bern on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:19 AM
    No matter what he does, Obama isn't getting my vote, but I think this might be a good thing. I have no problem with people coming here, LEGALLY. Part of the reason for so many illegal immigrants is the process is extremely hard and extremely expensive! It cost friends of mine 10's of thousands of dollars to get their wives here legally. And took years. They are both now citizens and pay taxes and contribute to society in positive ways. Most illegals would love to be legal but just can't afford it and if caught are sent back. The cycle feeds on itself, andI think our system needs changing.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:11 AM
    This should have been done years ago. He's simply allowing easier access for people who already have family in the country. A very good thing, yet the moronic Republican base, as always, finds a way to spin this to be a negative.
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      by Oh Please on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:10 AM in reply to
      How about the people on the long lists that are trying to get here legally? Do they have any rights or do you just give the rights to the ones that have already broken the law? I worked in NY with many hispanic laborers and are you aware that many of those who are here legally want the illegals deported just as much as many americans do? The legal immigrants are not able to bring their families here because of the illegals. How about think of those who are here legally first? What a strange concept that is for the democrats, to actually do what is just and fair instead of just doing what might get you a vote or a handout!!!!
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        by Dar on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM in reply to Oh Please
        Great post.
  • by Citizen1 Location: NC on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:54 AM
    Hey... This is something new! One criminal helping other criminals!!
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