Skip to comments.Immigrant advocates urge Obama to wait for Congress before enacting reform
Posted on 05/27/2014 3:58:51 PM PDT by cotton1706
(Reuters) - U.S. immigrant groups urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to hold off on making changes to how the United States deports undocumented immigrants so as not to anger members of Congress who they believe could pass a broad immigration bill that could be more effective at protecting immigrant rights.
Among the groups issuing the statement were the National Immigration Forum and the Service Employees International Union, which were present at a March meeting at the White House when Obama announced he was looking to take unilateral action to curb the number of undocumented immigrants being deported. At the time, the House of Representatives appeared stalled on passing broad reform over concerns the bill would grant amnesty to those who had broken U.S. immigration law.
House Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner, have indicated in recent weeks that they might be open to working on such a bill. But they said any changes from the Obama administration would deteriorate their trust in the president to enforce whatever law they may pass.
The advocates said there is a "real window of opportunity" for the House to pass immigration reform before the legislative recess in August and they cautioned Obama against taking unilateral action.
"We believe the President should move cautiously and give the House Leadership all of the space they may need to bring legislation to the floor for a vote," the advocates said in a statement.
But, the statement added, should July pass without a new immigration law, the Obama administration will "have an obligation to use whatever tools are at its disposal."
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So then it really does not matter when Obama uses executive fiat. In fact, it is best he does it himself. When he does the US will be over and it is fitting Obama gets the blame for his illegal actions.
His executive power is limited, and they know it. They want to use the threat of that to get immigration reform passed “hey, if you don’t do it, I will!” But that doesn’t seem to be working, and Obama looks like an arrogant, power-hungry dictator (which he is). So now they’re saying “don’t rock the boat, let’s get this through and you’ll have broad powers.”
They’re getting nervous.
“Theyre getting nervous.”
What the GOPe doesn’t understand is the minute they pass an immigration bill, the Rats will use it as a hammer come 2016, accusing Republicans of letting in all the illegals.
Foreigners telling our foreign “president” to wait to screw over the Americans. It’s a weird, weird world we live in Charlie Brown.
The SEIU is an “immigrant group”? A little, SEIU chimp tried to put the squeeze on me back in 2008 after his “messiah” was elected the first time. I was in a bad mood after the “election” and threatened to beat his ass so he left. Typical union coward.
With all the Obama scandals, obamacare out of control,irs out of control,va is out of control... It really comes across as if there is nobody in charge of anything..Obama’s I didn’t know that until I watched the news..Immigration reform should be the last thing on his mind .He cannot take care of the issues before him now.What makes them think he can deal with Immigration reform ??