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White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.
Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 01/02/2013 7:59:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Certain parties may be taking more political heat than others, but I think it's safe to say that nobody but nobody is going to walk away from the fiscal cliff deal completely unscathed --- and we only have even more similarly piddling but surely melodramatic standoffs on deck for the near future. Ergo, no doubt the White House will be eager to have a few bright-'n-shiny political items on hand with which to tout President Obama's go-gettin', even-handed know-how. It would be a darn shame to miss the chance to lament what amazing victories President Obama could achieve, if only those silly hostage-taking Republicans would let him, so why not start preparing some liberal red meat to conveniently keep on the back-burner, via HuffPo:

Despite a bruising fiscal cliff battle that managed to set the stage for an even more heated showdown that will likely take place in a matter of months, President Barack Obama is planning to move full steam ahead with the rest of his domestic policy agenda.

An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well.

The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama’s second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties. The just-completed fiscal cliff deal is giving way to a two-month deadline to resolve delayed sequestration cuts, an expiring continuing resolution to fund the government and a debt ceiling that will soon be hit.

Well, who are we to let the fact that our country is on a self-inflicted path to decline distract us from Obama’s legacy-building? If we find ourselves standing in smoking fiscal ruins someday, at least we can look back and take comfort in President Obama’s many attempts to skirt Congress, the latest of which already went down today. Who’s getting excited for the second-term agenda?

The Obama administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the U.S.

A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

Once approved, applicants would be required to leave the U.S. briefly in order to return to their native country and pick up their visa.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; bhofascism; democrats; guncontrol; immigration; obama; sandyhookpolitics; secondamendment; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/02/2013 7:59:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bonehead must go or tighten up in a way he never has or the
GOP will get routed on this, as well.

2 posted on 01/02/2013 8:04:17 PM PST by tennmountainman
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Bingo. Write, call, e-mail your Republican COngresscritters and DEMAND that Boehner go OR ELSE!

He will give Obama ANYTHING he wants. He (Boehner) is a TOTAL moral coward - a REAL crybaby!!!

3 posted on 01/02/2013 8:17:14 PM PST by ZULU (See video:
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To: SeekAndFind

Raise taxes, seize guns, invade the nation with illegals, all within a few weeks.

Recipe for what?

4 posted on 01/02/2013 8:20:11 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SeekAndFind

As far as illegal immigration goes, the GOP must take its share of blame for allowing this to happen. Reagan granted amnesty. Bush 41 and 43 did nothing to stop it. I thought after 9-11 that the borders would be sealed, but no.

Big business wants cheap labor, and the GOP is the party of big business. As long as big business supports the GOP in the form of campaign donations, nothing will change.

5 posted on 01/02/2013 8:21:34 PM PST by eekitsagreek
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Well, I guess all the PhonyCon cheer-leading for Marco Rubio being one of the few senators to vote against the Fiscal Cliff going to come to an Obama is going to appease La Raza Rubio and give some more illegals amnesty

The GOP will cave on both Illegal Aliens and Gun can be sure about that...and the PhonyCons will continue to whine their “A Third Party vote is a vote for a Democrat” nonsense

7 posted on 01/02/2013 8:27:00 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gun control?

Use both hands on your pistol.

Coming soon to a city near you.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 8:31:31 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
The GOP will cave on both Illegal Aliens and Gun can be sure about that...and the PhonyCons will continue to whine their “A Third Party vote is a vote for a Democrat” nonsense

Oh, yeah. Like the sun coming up in the morning.

9 posted on 01/02/2013 8:32:16 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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I wonder if the Whigs said the same thing?

If/when the GOP caves (and make no mistake, they fear an armed population as much or more than the Dems), they will end as a party.

10 posted on 01/02/2013 8:44:08 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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When speaking of the GOP caving to Democrats, It is always “when” and never “if”. GOP caving is a given, like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.

11 posted on 01/02/2013 8:48:41 PM PST by sport
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12 posted on 01/02/2013 8:49:00 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: sport

What the AntiChrist wants the AntiChrist gets. I, for one, cannot see his downfall come fast enough. Where is Caesar’s Brutus when you need him?...; )

13 posted on 01/02/2013 8:59:29 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

IL will be the test case for the gun grabbers. As long as congress rejects gun control, any 0bama EO will not be enforced in red states. But look for another exploited event or Reichstag incident to give him momentum.
Damn, why do we have to be the ones to suffer the absolute worst president in US history?

14 posted on 01/02/2013 9:01:26 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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Yes, it’s not fair — we got the TWO worst presidents.

15 posted on 01/02/2013 9:17:46 PM PST by expat2
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To: SeekAndFind

Fortunately all immigration laws DONT expire automatically and all guns are NOT outlawed automatically on a certain date or we would be going through the same circus we did with the automatic tax increases.

Best to not bring any of these up in the House, they are lose-lose.

16 posted on 01/02/2013 9:44:13 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism and whining ,about losing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

guess cwii he wants it to begin quickly.

17 posted on 01/02/2013 9:58:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

two bills in the republik of illinois, hb815 and hb 1263, will seek to drive gun ranges out of business and ban all semi auto hand guns, rifles and shotguns including all pump action shotguns and rifles. all are subject to confiscation by the state police. they will avoid taking all chicago gang bangers and drug lords guns.

18 posted on 01/02/2013 10:06:36 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: jsanders2001
The SOB's madness is completely out of control. I foresee an overreach so severe on his part that it terminates his presidency, possibly forcing him to flee the country, as Ceaușescu attempted.
19 posted on 01/02/2013 10:11:49 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: grumpygresh
IL will be the test case for the gun grabbers

Possibly, but things are trending in the right direction here at the moment. The state is getting backed into a corner on being the only holdout on conceal carry. Quinn wants to do some gun control measures but is not finding the votes in the legislature. We've even had a state's attorney in McClean County declare he won't enforce any IL gun laws he believes are inconsistent with Heller. This is all good. Gun grabbing is not going well here. And frankly, even the potentially Reichstag false flag moments are beginning to have the inverse effect from that allegedly intended. This isn't 1939 anymore.

20 posted on 01/02/2013 10:23:51 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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