Court to Hear Arguments in Challenge to Obama Amnesty Plan
“President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will be tested on Friday when a federal appeals court considers whether to lift an order blocking the actions to allow millions of immigrants without legal status to remain in the United States. Lawyers from the federal government and 26 states opposed to Obama’s immigration policies will make oral arguments in front of a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the most conservative circuit in the country,” The Hill reports.
Taking Apart the New York Times Biased Editorial on Immigration
“Harvard lawyer and conservative writer John Hinderaker poked all kinds of holes in the logic of the New York Times editorial board this week, after it published a piece criticizing Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ argument that legal immigration should be slowed,” says the Daily Caller.
“In a time when most Republicans wouldn’t dare say they oppose legal immigration, Mr. Sessions, in the words of the Times, chooses ‘instead to echo an uglier time in our history, when nativists wielded the spurious argument that the more immigrants taken in by America, the worse off America is,’ the board wrote in an editorial Wednesday.”
Walker Takes New Immigration Stance
“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been dinged by principled conservatives for reversing course on ethanol and letting go of social media guru Liz Mair under heat from Iowa Republicans. One might chalk up those actions to the inevitable small adjustments one makes given the exaggerated import of the caucuses. (Well, it’s Iowa, so what do you expect?) Unfortunately, Walker now has created concern that he is doing the same with regard to immigration, going to the extreme right in the GOP to warn against legal immigration,” says Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.
“The Post reports that Walker now says, ‘In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying … the next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages.’ He went on to cite favorably Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on the subject.”
New Euphimism for Illegal Immigrants – “Americans In Waiting”
“Of course the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) believes there should be no debate about “quickly and fully integrating” Latino immigrants into American society, but what’s this business about “Americans in waiting”? A little presumptuous, perhaps? To be honest, we’re not certain if the White House picked up the term from NCLR, or if La Raza adopted it from the White House,” says Twitchy.com.
“In February, Twitchy noted that President Obama was attending a ‘private’ town hall meeting to field questions from illegal aliens about his stalled push for executive amnesty, which was billed on the White House website as, ‘Taking Action to Unlock the Economic Contributions of Americans-in-Waiting.’”