President Obama announces his administration's new immigration/deportation policy
*(Via USA Today) – Ignoring complaints from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration announced today that it would halt deportations of up to 800,000 illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children.
President Obama discusses his administration’s new immigration policy on Friday.
In recent years, congressional Democrats have tried and failed to pass the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants who were brought to the USA as children and have completed high school and either attended college or served in the military.
The administration’s decision, announced by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this morning, does not grant legal status to those DREAM students but halts any deportation proceedings against them for two years and allows them to apply for a work permit.
While announcing the new policy, President Obama called DREAM-eligible students, or DREAMers, Americans “in every single way but one: on paper.”
“This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix,” Obama said. “This is a temporary, stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to … patriotic young people.
“It’s the right thing to do,” he said.
The announcement thrusts the immigration debate squarely into the presidential election, as both sides try to win over the ever-increasing Latino vote and Democrats try to energize the crucial bloc.
*Hey, all you rappers out there, Kat Stacks will remain in the U.S. Yep, sorry, but it’s true. You might want to think about putting a lock on your zipper, since it seems to be difficult for most of you to say no to her advances.
Anyway, according to Stacks’ Twitter page, the deportation order to Venezuela for the woman trying desperately to be Superhead’s successor, has been canceled.
Stacks, whose real name is Andrea Herrera-Cardena, was arrested and detained in Nashville, TN and was being held without bail for immigration issues.
At EUR deadline time, there was no word on when she would be released from detention to go after her next dumb-ass victim.
*Celebrities have been complaining about super groupie Kat Stacks, even putting a price on her head for her takedown. Well, it looks like the young lady might be getting deported to Venezuela, where hopefully she won’t be as much of a nuisance.
Vibe.com reported that there is a 90 percent chance she will be kicked out of the country real soon.
Stacks, whose real name is Andrea Herrera-Cardena, was arrested last weekend under an immigration hold in Nashville, Tenn., just three days after celebrating her 21st birthday. She is currently being held without bail at the Nashville Correctional Development Center for Females.
“She didn’t get arrested for a state charge, so she must’ve missed an immigration court date in the past. Once that happens they start looking for you and once they got you… it’s a wrap,” says Miss Pugh a police assistant at Nashville’s CJC.
According to Pugh, it is procedure that illegals are deported within seven days of detainment. But if she seeks council, there is a chance she may stay in the U.S.
Her manager was not available for comment but a Twitter post from her account said, “I’m on the phone with Kat wright [sic] now , SHE’LL BE OUT at JAIL VERY SOON dont listen to the MEDIA … SHE’S STILL in NASHVILLE.”
*Bushwick Bill has been granted the right to remain in the U.S. after facing deportation back to his native Jamaica.
The Geto Boys rapper has been fighting to stay in the states ever since his arrested in May for alleged marijuana possession.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials started removal proceedings against him because of his criminal record, but a judge has now ruled in Bill’s favor and granted him the right to stay, according to Allhiphop.com.
At an Oct. 14 hearing, a judge told Bill he can go “back to being a lawful permanent resident of the United States.”
*At this point we don’t have specific reasons, but according to online reports, Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys is facing deportation back to Jamaica where he was born.
Questions about the pint sized rapper’s status as a United States citizen popped up shortly after the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors in June when he missed the dedication to Rap-A-Lot Records’ founder, James Prince. Rap-A-Lot of course is the label that the Geto Boys and Bushwick Bill, as a solo artist, recorded for.
While details at this point are not completely known, it is being widely reported that the rapper, whose real name is Richard Shaw, appeared at the Immigration Court in Atlanta on July 15 for an initial deportation hearing. Bill was born in Jamaica in 1966, but was raised in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood before moving to Houston during the ’80s.
The Geto Boys and Bushwick Bill are primarily known for representing Houston and the South with their version of gangsta rap. However, the diminutive rapper released a gospel-based record called ‘The Testimony of Redemption’ last year. That move may have surprised some folks, but prior to entering the world of entertainment, he was a student of theology, with the intention of becoming a minister.