Here is video of President Obama this afternoon in Las Vegas calling for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” now – “The time has come. . . Now is the time,” he said.
Here is video of Charles Krauthammer yesterday saying President Obama’s decision to order that illegal aliens under 30 not be deported if they meet the qualifications of the DREAM Act, is “out and out lawlessness:” The DREAM Act was never passed by Congress. So, Obama has ordered that Federal Law be ignored based on criteria never passed by Congress!
“Beyond the pandering, beyond the politics, beyond the process — is simple constitutional decency. This is out-and-out lawlessness. . . . This is not how you govern.”
In making this move, Barack Obama is doing exactly what he said himself he could not do in March 2011:
“It would not be appropriate. . . There are laws on the books that Congress has passed. . . For me to simply through Executive Order ignore those Congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.”
Interesting how the fear of not getting re-elected suddenly makes it “appropriate” now.
Here is video of President Obama today in El Paso, Texas, where he delivered a speech on Immigration. Obama used the speech to attack Republicans as he stood at the U.S. Border with Mexico. Obama said the debate over who can and cannot “come to this country” is “not new.” The strong feelings over the issue have “made it difficult,” Obama said, to get anything done on reform Immigration.
Obama bragged that he has put “more boots on the ground” at the border “than at any time in our history.” Obama said “the fence” on the border is “now basically complete.” He was trying to make the case that he has solved the issue of “closing the border,” so now there is no reason not to pass comprehensive immigration reform. He used his tactic of ridicule to mock Republicans, saying next “they will want a moat” – and will “want alligators in the moat.”
Somehow I don’t think the people living on the border think the border is secure.
NOTE: Shocker! Obama remembered “endowed by our Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence! There’s hope for him yet!
President Obama is set to give a major speech on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” today in El Paso, Texas, where he is expected to push for amnesty for the millions of illegals in the United States.
CNS NEWS: In recent weeks, Obama has met with current and former elected officials, business leaders and Hollywood celebrities – all of whom agree with his position on the matter – to promote comprehensive immigration reform.
Proponents call the proposal a “pathway to citizenship” for the roughly 12 million illegal aliens in the country, but critics call it “amnesty.”
“It will reflect his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday. “We weren’t able to achieve it in the first part of the president’s term but it remains a priority of the president, even though it’s hard. He takes on hard things because he believes they’re important to get done. Hard things often need bipartisan support.”
“One thing I would note,” Carney continued, “is there was bipartisan support at the highest levels of the Republican Party – including the president, George W. Bush, including Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s nominee in 2008.”
The proposal has even less support today, however, with McCain and other Republicans having largely reversed themselves on the issue. Obama is likely less concerned about pushing the proposal than about appealing to a political base in the lead up to his 2012 reelection campaign, says Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, a pro-border enforcement group. . . . Read More
Obama knows there is no way to get this passed with the Republicans in control of the House. His Press Secretary was quoted as saying, “We weren’t able to achieve it in the first part of the president’s term but it remains a priority of the president. . .”
That’s a bunch of baloney. Obama had the votes to do it his first two years, and never made a serious attempt to tackle immigration. If he really had wanted to do it, he could have passed anything he wanted to pass with the Democrats strongly in control of both House and Senate. He just wants to use this as an issue to galvanize Hispanics to vote for him, and against Republicans.
Ronald Reagan tried the amnesty road, and here we are again, 25 years later with an even bigger mess. There’s no way Republicans are going to support going down that road again.