From the Kaus Files

The maddening details of Obama’s DREAM Decree are becoming clearer. As this CIS report notes, 1) The decree doesn’t just apply to illegal immigrants who were “brought to this country by their parents.” It also would give work permits to those who snuck across the border by themselves as teenagers. “Through no fault of their own” is a talking point for DREAM proselytizers, not an actual legal requirement. 2) The same goes for the phrase “and know only this country as home.” That’s a highly imaginative riff on the decree’s actual requirement, which is for 5 years “continuous residence.”  It turns out “continuous residence” doesn’t mean what you think it means. “Immigration attorneys have been successful in getting immigration courts to whittle this down to a point where it is almost meaningless,” says CIS’s Jon Feere. As an illegal immigrant you can go back homeabroad for multiple 6-month stints during those five years–but, if precedent holds, in Janet Napolitano’s eyes you will still “know only this country as home.” …

Update: 3) Another mini-amnesty requirement–“do not present a risk … to public safety” –might not mean what it seems to mean either. According to Heather Mac Donald, if Obama’s decree follows the DREAM language, you could qualify if you have a criminal record with several misdemeanors, as long as the total jail time was less than 90 days. Given the tendency of prosecutors to plea-bargain down disturbing crimes (like theft), that would hardly limit the amnesty to those who, in Obama’s words, have “done everything right [their] entire life.” ————————————————————————-

I’m sure the Archbishop knows this
BTW, how does +Schnurr feel about Catholics not following the rules, just doing what they want without the hierarchy, similar isn’t it?
Sauce meet Goose
the Egyptian
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