The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past half century,” Mr. Obama said. “To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”
What Obama did is constitutional.
I support the President’s decision to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resources on deporting felons rather than families, I was hopeful that the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate in 2013 would spur the House of Representatives to act, but they refused even to advance an alternative. Their abdication of responsibility paved the way for this executive action, which follows established precedent from presidents of both parties going back many decades.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/hillary-clinton-immigration-action-113079.html#ixzz3JfbVsxXG
Tonight Obama will put into effect executive orders to change immigration policy and deal with part of the immigration mess....The politics are more interesting. The Republicans have to act outraged to placate their White conservative base, but they have to not appear to be racist....
How in God's name could it appear to be racist to want the immigration laws enforced?
Quote:Obama’s Amnesty Will Add As Many Foreign Workers As New Jobs Since 2009
Quote:President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
The plans, expected to be announced late Nov. 20, will distribute five million work permits to illegal immigrants, and also create a new inflow of foreign college graduates for prestigious salaried jobs, according to press reports.
Is that what Americans want? Our graduates can't find work.
I am white and I vote. And I strongly support this executive action.
If Congress refuses to act, the President has to act
The Obama administration has admitted that it inflated Obamacare enrollment numbers twice this year — including in testimony to Congress — thanks to an error in the way health insurance numbers were conflated with dental insurance figures.
The exaggeration, which HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said was an “unacceptable” mistake, inflated the reported number enrolled in Obamacare by 400,000. House Republicans first spotted the issue, and say that blaming the bad numbers on mistaken data “strains credulity.” If you take the dental insurance customers out of the latest administration Obamacare report, the enrollment number is closer 6.7 million now.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/inflated-obamacare-enrollment-dental-113064.html#ixzz3JgAOnszC
I'm sorry Hawkeye10, your words were drowned out by the sounds of "Dueling Banjos"
Quote:How in God's name could it appear to be racist to want the immigration laws enforced?
There is a bit of hypocrisy here on the part of the racists.
The racists only want some of the immigration laws enforced. For example the laws saying that children in the US are entitled to an education regardless of their status... the racists don't want that one enforced.
If someone is consistent in wanting laws enforced across the board... maybe they might have a point.
If Congress refuses to act, the President has to act....
So the president can act in the same way as all presidents before him. Why should he be different, or is it that he is not a Republican?