Obama's executive amnesty
Obama had it all wrong in his Thanksgiving address. The Pilgrims were pioneers – colonizers who undertook a voyage for “the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country.” If today’s immigrants come to America with similar goals to advance Islam -- and there’s plenty of reason to believe that many legal and illegal immigrants from Muslim countries do – then we should certainly not see their arrival as a reason to celebrate, because they represent an existential threat to our way of life.
A new poll finds a majority of registered voters oppose Obama’s exec. amnesty & support the current GOP strategy to defund his actions. The new Paragon Insights survey found that 58% of registered voters oppose O’s actions, compared to 36% supporting them.
Mitch McConnell & John Boehner are struggling to find a way to fund the Dept. of Homeland Security while meeting conservative demands to unwind Obama’s exec. actions giving legal status to millions of illegals who would face deportation.
The White House is embarking on a public relations pitch to raise awareness about Obama’s exec. amnesty, which the administration claims will provide a boost to the economy & have no negative impact on U.S. workers, a claim which even O has disputed in the past.
If GOP leaders weren't willing to use Congress’ power of the purse, the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president, to stop an unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Obama?
“The problem is the Amer. people reject it,” Levin said. “Once again, they go through these motions as Boehner did a few weeks ago. They’re really going to fight Obama on this issue while at the same time he has Rep. Mike McCaul coming up with the tactics for the past 6 or 7 bills.”
GOP leadership wants to abandon that bill and replace it with a “Plan B,” which has the unfortunate flaw of not being a plan to stop the amnesty at all.
If R's surrender on amnesty for illegal aliens, it will be because they decided to surrender on amnesty for illegal aliens. It'll be because their vows to fight Obama were so much empty rhetoric. It'll have nothing to do with homeland security.
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.
The GOP estab. elevated GOP Sen. Joni Ernst’s profile by choosing her to deliver the State of the Union response. She ignored the loudest message voters sent lawmakers by not opposing O’s amnesty in her remarks.
“If you can sneak in through the border, get past the Border Patrol, stay under the radar for a few years, have kids, you will be rewarded with protection from deportation under Obama’s policy. What the .....!” wrote one supervisor with ICE.
Senate GOP leaders are using their joint retreat with the House to warn conservatives that they’re not going to be able to reverse Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
Fissures emerged Weds. in the GOP on how to combat Obama’s immigration orders as 26 Repubs. voted against halting delayed deportations for immigrants brought to the country as children.
AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawsuit challenging Obama's amnesty, dismissed by a federal judge last month, is back on the front burner, with an appeals court Weds. ordering an accelerated hearing in the constitutional case.
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Speaker John A. Boehner wouldn’t rule out Tuesday the possibility the House may have to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that does not block Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Obama’s new deportation amnesty will impose “billions of dollars in costs” on states, they told a federal court this week, including more than $130 for each TX driver’s license issued to illegal immigrants under the policy.
Leaked internal US Customs & Border Protection documents reveal border agents are being told that the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the US are off limits to fed. agents and are substantially immune to detention/deportation.