Obama Immigration Chief Says Amnesty Designed to Cement Illegals’ Place in Society

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, December 9, 2014

The man who will oversee President Obama’s new temporary amnesty said Tuesday that part of the reason for the program was to get the illegal immigrants working on the books, making it economically impossible for them ever to be deported by a future president.

Leon Rodriguez, speaking during a town hall meeting with his employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said illegal immigrants shouldn’t fear coming forward to report for the program because the order Mr. Obama issued last month will cement their place in society.

“If this program does what we want it to do, you will now have literally millions of people who will be working on the books, paying taxes, being productive. You cannot so easily by fiat now remove those people from the economy,” said Mr. Rodriguez, who took over as agency director earlier this year.

His comments came the same day that Mr. Obama, speaking in Tennessee, also said he doubted any future administration would want to repeal his policy for fear of running afoul of voters.

So far, polls show voters aren’t too keen on Mr. Obama’s actions.

But Mr. Rodriguez said that as illegal immigrants are granted work permits and take jobs legally, they will become integral parts of the economy. He said that’s why the government hasn’t done more to deport most illegal immigrants.

“That’s one of the major reasons, by the way, why they haven’t been removed,” he said. “Because whether we acknowledge it or not, a lot of those individuals have actually been working, contributing in the economy, and if they were to be removed in fact that would have pretty dire economic consequences on the regions in which those individuals live. Now that’s all going to be above board, and the potential consequences to our economy could potentially be quite severe.”

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  • It’s also designed with the thought in mind that Obama will experience no real resistance to it or no real consequences for having done it.

    • Sick of it

      Apparently that notion was right on the money.

  • TruthBeTold

    The reason businesses hire illegal is because they can pay them lower wages and they don’t have any paperwork or have to pay worker taxes.

    What happens when these illegals become legal?

    Businesses are going to take a big hit; increased wages, paperwork, and taxes.

    What are they going to do?

    Start getting rid of these new higher paid workers and replace them with the next bunch of illegals.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Well there you go.Should take down the American flag and replace it with a white flag, and then add something to it like a hmm, I don’t know.

      • Sick of it

        Something borrowed, something blue.

        • Whitetrashgang

          I was thinking a iron cross, but why not?

      • Who Me?

        A white flag, decorated with an upturned rump, pre-lubed…White, of course.

    • Frank Pucillo

      Yes isnt that what happened after the 1986 amnesty. 4 million illegals went to 12 million.So all the amnestied workers will lose their jobs and become welfare recipients or drug dealers.

    • Chris R

      I was thinking about this myself. That is exactly what I think they’ll do. Push out the former illegals when they get too expensive, get new ones. Maybe they did the same thing during the Reagan amnesty. Rinse and repeat until it all blows up in their faces.

    • DonReynolds

      I have seen the local poultry processing operation (which employs 1,000 persons), go through three waves of coolie labor. The first was SE Asian (vietnamese and laotians), the next was Cuban boat people, and now they are mostly Mex, recruited from “Texas”.

  • Yves Vannes

    “Take jobs immediately”…In a recession?

    Funny how the job market now works in the blue collar sector:

    White Male: Turn in 10 years of work experience, references and a background check.

    AmerIndian: Speak Spanish, Shake Hands, Show up for work tomorrow morning.
    —————–
    White collar tech worker: graduate with okay grades (too much skirt chasing and pub crawls). But you know your stuff and are trainable. Everyone hired goes through a 100 day inhouse training period anyway.

    You get the interview. You know your stuff but you only managed a 3.45 GPA. They want a 3.6 and above. They never call back. You get a job at a fish joint in Fisherman’s Wharf.

    Indian with work visa: No college degree but a degree from the Indian Technical Institute (Heald College of India). You don’t know anything about computer science but you did manage to memorize a 4 page program in Java Script. Some how, through a quirk of fate, they test you on that very program you had memorized. You miraculously fill in the blanks. You lucky devil, you start in the morning. You’ll learn enough Java in the next 100 days to get by. The other Indians in the company will nurse you along.

    ————–
    Native born Americans have a net loss of jobs for each of the past 6 months.

    • Bossman

      It seems to me those Indians(from India) and those Spanish-speaking natives from meso-America are real enterprising kind of folks.

      • SentryattheGate

        ???????????????????????????????????

        • Reynardine

          In case you’re wondering, Bossman is our pet troll.

      • Reynardine

        Yes, but the real question is “what sort of booties do they have.” I believe this is the true “Bossman” metric of worth in a society. Do we measure width, height, or depth?

        • Bossman

          There are many variables in the “metric of worth in a society.” I would say brains that can think creatively, health and sex appeal would be some important variables to consider.

          • Reynardine

            Too bad Mexicans don’t have any of those.

          • ghettovalley

            Apply cold water to that burn.

      • ghettovalley

        South American entrepreneur, isn’t that just another word for drug dealer?

      • DonReynolds

        Corruption and favoritism and cronyism are not actually a form of enterprise.

    • Chris R

      I’m a college grad who is underemployed to say the least.. I’ve noticed that in applications sometimes companies ask a question about whether the candidate will require sponsorship to remain in the country. So yeah, they’re after the cheap labor Indian.

      • Sick of it

        Been there, done that and with a 3.6+ GPA. White males aren’t wanted.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Obama Immigration Chief Says Amnesty Designed to Cement Illegals’ Place in Society”

    Do “Cement Shoes” count?

  • Puggg

    What I think he’s saying is that the longer they stay, the harder it’s going to be to get them to go home.

    • DonReynolds

      Naaah……no trouble at all…..no matter how long they have been here.
      “Here is your box lunch Pedro. Sit anywhere on the bus you can find a seat.”
      See? It is simple.

  • Roninf9

    ‘You cannot so easily by fiat now remove those people from the economy’

    Nothing worth doing is easy.

    • Reynardine

      Oh but it’s fine encouraging them in by fiat.

      • Max

        I was thinking that it should be just as easy to issue dicta to resolve the problem. It works for His Hopefulness.

  • libertarian1234

    “Obama Immigration Chief Says Amnesty Designed to Cement Illegals’ Place in Society, ”
    Nonsense.

    This isn’t about amnesty. This is an ongoing effort to relocate non-whites into the country in order to minimize white clout.

    Did this dork not hear Biden brag that whites will no longer be a majority in this country?

    It is an admission of the true purpose of this debacle, yet we didn’t hear this repeated by one single talk show host or conservative web site.

    Nor has one voice been raised in anger.

  • Easyrhino

    “Leon Rodriguez, speaking during a town hall meeting with his employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services”

    Gee, I wonder where Mr. Rodriguez stands on this issue?

    • SentryattheGate

      “Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada”

  • Chris R

    “Because whether we acknowledge it or not, a lot of those individuals have actually been working, contributing in the economy, and if they were to be removed in fact that would have pretty dire economic consequences on the regions in which those individuals live. Now that’s all going to be above board, and the potential consequences to our economy could potentially be quite severe.”

    Actually the dire economic consequences are happening because they are here. Removing them put native born Americans to work which would have a positive effect. But when have the facts gotten in the way of their agenda?

  • MBlanc46

    This is a surprise?

  • IstvanIN

    Illegals, and in fact legal immigrants, are nothing but a drag on the economy and stifle creativity. First there is no labor shortage, we have far too many people under 65 unemployed or underemployed. Secondly cheap labor stifles creativity. How many mundane, tedious or dangerous jobs would have been automated by now if excess labor were not available? Why bother with research into automation if a endless supply of cheap labor is available, especially since that labor is subsidized by the taxpayers? Why increase productvity, the number of goods produced per man, which would increase each man’s earnings potential, if businesses can simply use disposable, cheap labor.

    There is also the increase in crime, poverty, public expenditures and the destruction of our culture that these alien migrants cause.

    There is a quote Henry Ford made about business’s obligation to workers which I will post someday when I find it. You can become a millionaire and treat your workers right.

    • Reynardine

      A personal favourite and giant of his time, George Westinghouse, had a similar idea:

      “If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something
      to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.”

    • Albert

      It’s a shame they are listed as white in crime statistic reports. People really need to see the wonderful contributions illegals make.

  • Who Me?

    “Dire consequences”———-like maybe White people would have jobs?

    • R L Buds

      But, but, but….they just do the jobs real Americans don’t want to do like……..well any job you can think of. I am sick of regular people spouting this non-sense, as if they are all cutting our lawns and digging ditches.

      The dire consequences would be that wages might come up a bit.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Using his logic, one would allow the burlars who have broken into his home, to move in rent-free, and live like a king, while the homeowner has to pay full freight on the thief.

  • mobilebay

    When will we hear the truth spoken by the man who took an oath six years ago to “protect and defend his country and its people?” I’m waiting…waiting. Oh! Could it be that the USA isn’t his country at all?

  • Ringo Lennon

    I would like to get rid of all illegals and their subsequent offspring who came here after 1985. Boy, would we have a great country!

  • DonReynolds

    I have always been uneasy about hispanics running the agency that apprehends hispanic criminals entering the country.
    The disruption of this country occurred when the illegal aliens were HIRED, not when they are replaced with unemployed American citizens. By HIRING illegal aliens, it provided them with economic incentive and the means to remain in the country. Yes, HIRING illegal aliens enabled them to remain in this country illegally. Otherwise, they would have returned to their own country. It is actually expensive to stay in this country without a job.

  • Paleoconn

    If this happens, President Sessions will deport these people whom Obama illegally tries to make legal. And the American people will not bat an eye.