Today’s Immigration Headlines – August 4, 2014

Ross Douthat: Obama’s Dangerous Policy

“Over the last month, the Obama political apparatus — a close aide to the president, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the “independent” voices at MSNBC — has been talking nonstop about an alleged Republican plan to impeach the president . . . Anyone paying attention knows that no such impeachment plan is currently afoot. So taken on its own, the impeachment chatter would simply be an unseemly, un-presidential attempt to raise money and get out the 2014 vote,” says Ross Douthat.

“But it isn’t happening in a vacuum, because even as his team plays the impeachment card with gusto, the president is contemplating — indeed, all but promising — an extraordinary abuse of office: the granting of temporary legal status, by executive fiat, to up to half the country’s population of illegal immigrants.”

Leaked Report Shows Many Countries Represented in Illegal Immigration

“A leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveals the exact numbers of illegal immigrants entering and attempting to enter the U.S. from more than 75 different countries. The report was obtained by a trusted source within the CBP agency who leaked the document and spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity,” Breitbart News says.

With Congress in Recess, Work Remains

“With Congress gone for August, the duty of trying to stop the illegal immigrant surge on the southern border now belongs to President Obama and border governors — chiefly Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who said Sunday he will move ahead with plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops on the border,” Washington Times.

“One top Republican warned that the border is increasingly being tested by potentially dangerous illegal immigrants — including those associated with terrorists or enemy countries’ armed forces.”

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  1. avatar Mass Immigration Is Unsustainable says:

    Obama said less than a year ago that expanding DACA “would be ignoring the law in a way that would be very difficult to defend with legal arguments. So that’s not an option.”

    Here is when Obama said that:

    Diaz-Balart asked the president about what possibility is there to stop the deportations through executive order, to which Obama replied that the road is “through Congress.”

    The president rejected the possibility that his government suspended deportations than those under 30 who were brought illegally to the United States during his childhood undocumented and said it would be “very difficult to defend” legal arguments.

    “If we begin to expand that, then essentially I would be ignoring the law in a way that would be very difficult to defend with legal arguments. So that’s not an option,” he said.

    Don’t think for a second that such statements box Obama in. He made similar comments that he could not legally order DACA right before he did it!

  2. The Best Thing Obama Can Do Now to End Amnesty

    Is stay on his current crazy and contradictive path. Almost all Americans see this as anarchy now and destroying our country. Perhaps he doesn’t think it matters?

    It reminds me of someone who is dying of cancer and thinks by denying it will make it somehow go away. Will it all end his impeachment like Nixon denying the Watergate tapes? IMO, its very likely now.

  3. avatar Leland says:

    There is a video out that documents the times the president said flat out that he could not do amnesty on his own. That it was Congress job to make the laws. Then when Congress doesn’t do what he wants, he says he “has to act” and proceeds to do what he said he didn’t have the legal authority to do.

    • avatar John Winthrop says:

      Things change unless you are too old to handle it…..This was supposed to happen in 2001 but 9/11 occurred if you remember………in April there was something called 245(i)………then by petember Congress was getting ready to close the loop for the 1986 Amnesty. SO since the attack all efforts for this stopped. what do you expect after 12 years of doing nothing about it!!….???? really

      You are wrong it is not what Congress does not want to do what he wants….it is the moral and responsibility to do it………if he did not have the legal authority he would not do it but he will do it.

      BUT I GUESS YOU AN EVERYBODy E:SE FORGOT THIS…so since th forgotten attemtp in 2001 we now have 11M undocumented BUT you want to wait for never….so I agree w Obama to go ahead and fix this once and for all.

      • avatar Leland says:

        I guess you didn’t read what I wrote. He’s on record saying he can’t do these things unilaterally, that Congress has to change the law. He said exactly that about the Dream Act. So if you say you “agree” with him, what position are you agreeing with. The one where he says he can’t act by himself, or the one he subsequently says he can.

        • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

          Leland u must be kidding correct?….I guess u read the feedback but did not understand it…….

          • avatar Leland says:

            Then you explain to me how someone says they don’t have the power to do something and then later says they do have the power.

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Real simple…..under the Law he has the power to write the executive e orders….he gave he waited for Congress to act but they did not….so now he will….then congress can vote and veto it by ga I g 2/3 of the votes that will never happen…..that is how…..

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Then Congress will be forced to fix this…. I think it would be a brilliant move and once and for all get this done that has been dragging since 2001….next it will be essential to who will win congress and the white house….. I will go for it… will ignite people and for force them to do their jobs. Woukdn’ t u agree?… Of course as long as this benefits the US…..simple, fast and dirty…..

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            U call me a troll but I am just a simple citizen with the.mind focus on the real issues with real solutions with and always end goal: The US well -/being and therefore your and mine…..we r in the same boat but different points of. Views…. Compatriot…..