Skip to comments.Republicans Struggle To Respond To Obama’s Immigration Decision [Santorum? Gingrich? Bachmann?]
Posted on 06/15/2012 10:25:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
Republicans Struggle To Respond To Obamas Immigration Decision Aaron Blake 06/15/2012
Just hours after word leaked out that the Obama administration would stop deporting young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents, the issue is already causing headaches for the Republican Party.
The party, which has previously split over its own presidents efforts on illegal immigration reform, is similarly stuck when it comes to Obamas decision.
And at a time when party unity is paramount, the move is exposing fissures.
This photo provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in New Jersey, shows agents taking a person into custody during operation Cross Check III. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
The company line from Mitt Romneys presidential campaign and prominent senators like Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Friday was a process argument, in which they decry the decision to make the move without Congresss consent.
I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered and should be solved on a long-term basis so they know what their future would be in this country, Romney said in a statement to reports in Milford, N.H. I think this action that this president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution, because an executive order is of course just a short-term matter.
A statement from Rubio made a similar argument: Todays announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short-term answer to a long term problem. And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.
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I pray you are right.
Not surprising since the Supreme Court is about to validate Arizona’s immigration law against the Obama regime...
Don't pay any attention to the polls. I remember when JIMMAH was running at several times he was ahead of Reagan.
I am not a big fan of Romney, however I think he will get the country back on track.
I think enough people have had enough of the hope & change. He had absolutely no experience at running anything, and appointed people with ZERO experience.
I believe that if JIMMAH was running against ZERO JIMMAH would win. One reason we have so many young people that never knew JIMMAH and how BAD he really was. Remember mostly Liberals write history.
Well, a surprisingly high number of GOP politicians don't actually believe in their own party's platform - so they are afraid it might scare away voters in their own districts if they talk about it too loudly.
I am a big fan of getting Obama out of office.
Romney is the nominee we have to work with to accomplish that.
I accept that even though he wasn't my first choice, I see him as 1,000 times better for the country than the usurper we now have.
Then let the democrat senate make the case for allowing a dictator to remain in the white house.
Had the Democrats REALLY wanted to fix the problem, they would have done it when they controlled the White House AND both Houses of Congress.
This move betrays the Democrats’ and Obama’s REAL view of illegal immigrants: they want to use Latinos and maniputlate them as a wedge political issue, not help them. If Latinos think about it, this move should really anger them, not win their support. They should now realize that Obama was blowing them smoke all along.
I’m still betting on no election, but it might just be my tinhat . . . /sig
We are on the exact same page.
I really do believe ZERO is toast.
Don’t be so sure. This act was based on Hispanic polling. Obama now gets Florida, Nevada, and perhaps new Mexico where significant Hispanic voting can tilt the balance. He already has the gays, pro-abortionists, radical feminists, unions, and 18-30 age group under his belt. This was a laser-like calculated extra-constitutional decree. It’s Romney who is in danger of being toast.
That would be an interesting response, especially if paired with: “Since the application for these work permits will have to be verified, and that verification will undoubtedly result in the illegal alien parents coming to the attention of ICE and their immediate deportation, it is difficult to see how this will make Hispanic voters happy.”