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Democrats: No bluff, Obama will go it alone on immigration
The Hill ^ | 6/26/2014 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 06/27/2014 3:13:54 AM PDT by markomalley

The Obama administration is "not bluffing" in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don't act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday.

President Obama has delayed any potential changes to his deportation policy to allow House GOP leaders time to bring legislation to the floor this summer. But if the Republicans don't act in July, the Democrats say, unilateral changes by Obama are inevitable.

"We're at the end of the line," Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We're not bluffing by setting a legislative deadline for them to act.

"Their first job is to govern," Menendez added, "and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions."

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on. Noting that a year has passed since the Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill with broad bipartisan support, he urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a similar bill to the floor.

"I don't know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today," Durbin said. "And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration."

The remarks come a day after Boehner announced his intent to push legislation allowing the House to sue Obama for what the Republicans say is a habitual inclination to overstep his constitutional authority.

"When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure," Boehner wrote Wednesday in a memo to House lawmakers.

Boehner did not name specific examples of alleged overreach, but Republicans have long been up in arms over Obama's 2012 program allowing some high-achieving illegal immigrants brought to the United States as kids to stay in the country and work without fear of deportation.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Democrat in the upper chamber, said Boehner and other Republican critics of Obama's executive actions have "a very good antidote" for their fears: "Put a bill on the floor."

"He's, like, shooting his parents and then throwing himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan," Schumer said. "Pass a bill, and that won't happen.

"If they don't bring any bill to the floor, the president has no choice — on a humanitarian basis and on a policy basis — to act where he can on his own," Schumer added.

Boehner on Tuesday said the current influx of immigrant children across the southern border will only make it tougher to pass legislation this year. The Speaker blamed Obama for the crisis.

"The president's making this harder and harder every day for us to try to deal with this in a responsible way," Boehner told reporters in the Capitol. "We've got a humanitarian disaster on the border. Most of it, at the president's own making, in my opinion, and so it makes our jobs much more difficult because of the actions he's taken or not taken with regard to the border."

Some immigration reformers have been hopeful that the recent shake-up in Republican leadership, which will have Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) soon replacing Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in the majority leader spot, could lead to action on immigration reform this year.

But McCarthy on Sunday seemed to throw cold water on that notion, telling Fox News that he plans to do "nothing about immigration until we secure the borders" — a sharp change from January, when he promoted "legal status" for illegal immigrants "that will allow you to work and pay taxes" without fear of deportation.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday that he spoke with McCarthy on Wednesday, urging the incoming majority leader to bring an immigration bill to the floor.

Hoyer did not reveal McCarthy's response.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; dictator; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; tyranny
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"I don't know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today," Durbin said. "And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration."

High treason.

1 posted on 06/27/2014 3:13:54 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If he bumbles it too bad he will get even Democrats angry with him for the community issues it will cause.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 3:17:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley
Well...this is it....our country hangs in the balance....

The GOPe will likely threaten and do nothing....Obama will open the flood gates....it will be found to be illegal down the road byt the courts....but at that point...it will be far to late to turn back...

Once the 20-40 million law breakers are made citizens....the neo-communists will have a strangle hold on the population and goverment...

This may be the straw...
3 posted on 06/27/2014 3:19:16 AM PDT by PigRigger
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To: markomalley

Abuse of power.

Failure to faithfully execute the law.

Presidenting while incompetent.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 3:19:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: markomalley

“Borrow the power?” Where in the Constitution does it allow the president to borrow power?

If only congress weren’t so spineless, this criminal would be in an orange jumpsuit by now.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 3:23:22 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

Obama creates crisis. Emergency declared. Then Obama uses executive power to do what the People DO NOT WANT.

Impeachment? You bet. Lets start the proceeedings and then have the GOP take the Senate ini November, then we will drive the treasonous Alinsky ba$tard out.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 3:24:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: markomalley

When he does, it is up to the people who work for him who also took an oath of office to refuse illegal orders. He can issue all the pronouncements he wants but he cannot carry them out himself. I know this would be tantamount to falling on a gernade for these folks, but the nation is in the balance here.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: markomalley

I’ve watched Obama and his crew, beat and rape America.
I hope I’m wrong, but I fear on July 4 he will drive a knife through her heart.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 3:26:26 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: markomalley

"I will NEVER stop you, my beloved Indonesian Moslem King."

9 posted on 06/27/2014 3:28:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PigRigger

Or it could be in a divine plan to make even the GOP sick of pussyfooting around with amnesty. That if they do, even if they seat a Republican in the White House in 2017, the next Democrat to come down the road will once more play Calvinball with it.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 3:29:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley; Jim Robinson

IMPEACH NOW!!!


11 posted on 06/27/2014 3:31:58 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: markomalley

They are threatening us plain and simple.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 3:43:35 AM PDT by Williams
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To: PigRigger

The American people will cheer with all their new-found “friends” as Jack F. Kemp always said of his fellow Democrats.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 3:44:48 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: markomalley

Face it America is being destroyed.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 3:45:42 AM PDT by Williams
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To: markomalley

Obama is going down a road that leads to civil unrest and military action, which side the military takes will determine the future of the US.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 3:46:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: sauropod

Looks like he is giving America a Red Line notice. Too bad the GOP is the only one in the world afraid to call his bluff. More likely they are Brer Rabbits and want to be “forced” into Amnesty, kicking and screaming with a smile on their rotten faces.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 3:47:45 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: markomalley

Click.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 3:50:03 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Diogenesis
Two heads, same snake
18 posted on 06/27/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Truth29

“which side the military takes will determine the future of the US”

Odingo has been purging the Military, and no doubt promoting limp wristed yes men.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 3:52:24 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: markomalley

Gov Perry needs to send Taxas National Guard to border and congress needs to defund the government.

This also may be the time for armed citizens to form those militias we are required to do under the constitution. It is becoming apparent that our elected reps are not going to do anything.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 3:55:49 AM PDT by TonyM
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To: markomalley
All these Amnesty pushers want is to exploit these people. How sicking is that? Cheap labor! They don't want to pay to much for their gardener, Nanny or fast food. Don't give me this humanitarian CRAP!
21 posted on 06/27/2014 3:57:03 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure this has Boehner shaking at the knees...seriously!


22 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:15 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: markomalley
"Their first job is to govern," Menendez added, "and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions."

So let me get this straight, Senor Menendez ... If the House doesn't pass a bill that the Senate has passed, then they're not governing?

Hey @sshole ... if the House doesn't pass the bill then the Federal laws on these matters stay the same -- and the only "executive actions" to be taken are the enforcement of the f#%&ing law as it stands.

The good news is that history is filled with examples of how this kind of approach to government runs its course.

The bad news is that none of these cases have a happy ending.

23 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:15 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: markomalley

Dictatorship materializing before our own eyes. Never thought it would happen. The concept of checks and balances in government is a concept beyond comprehension for these oligarchic lawless criminals.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:41 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: markomalley

“borrow the power”

well well well Durbin
admits Obama doesn’t have this power
love to see the USSC address the issue of the executive branch “borrowing” power to legislate

will Boehner accede to - save obama from yet another and highly obvious and visible impeachable act?


25 posted on 06/27/2014 4:01:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Alberta's Child

If Obama cannot pass his agenda through the House and Senate as the Constitution dictates, then his agenda is not that of the American people. It is that simple.

Any action he takes in a manner other than that is tyranny.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 4:03:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Islander7

27 posted on 06/27/2014 4:06:54 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: markomalley

As I’ve said so often over the past five terrible years, I miss the rule of law.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gadsden1st
Their slogan should be “Amnesty now because, somebody has got to make the French Fries!”.
29 posted on 06/27/2014 4:07:12 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: TonyM

“This also may be the time for armed citizens to form those militias we are required to do under the constitution. It is becoming apparent that our elected reps are not going to do anything.”

No maybe about it.


30 posted on 06/27/2014 4:07:57 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: markomalley

This is an easy fix. Bring a bill to the floor with 3 words. Secure the border.
Oh, and by the way, are you calling your elected officials?


31 posted on 06/27/2014 4:09:55 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: markomalley

More empty threats. He doesnt have the power.


32 posted on 06/27/2014 4:11:14 AM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Candor7

Wrong, The Republicans gaining power of the Senate is now totally up in the air and a quick reminder of history will enlighten you to just how feckless the Republicans really are. Does “Slick Willy” ring a bell?

The media will simply turn the tables and the Republicans will impeach themselves.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 4:13:25 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: markomalley

What exactly can he do in regards to immigration?


34 posted on 06/27/2014 4:13:58 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Remember Mississippi....

It is clear that the GOPe and the DNC have no alliance with the American people....it is about power and control.

McDaniel has been able to tear the cover off the false pretense of the GOPe in accepting the Tea Party under its' banner....in truth they hate them as much as the DNC.

Easy to understand if one just opens ones eyes....the coordinated attacks on conservative groups by the Feds (IRS in particular) is supported by both the DNC and GOPe for one reason only.....they, The Tea Party, are a threat to their power monopoly...

To bad most Americans have no understanding of real politics....The Constitution to our elitist officials is meaningless....any who support abiding by it....or looking for the government to be accountable to the people...are the enemy....and will be dealt with harshly...

If the President acts illegally and makes citizens of the estimated 20-30 million illegal aliens....the grand experiment called America will be over....and trust me....the GOPe supports such....

Time is running out....and w/o a MSM keeping a watchful eye on those in power...I dare say...there is not much in the way of stopping them...

Pessimistic yes....but I am a realist...
35 posted on 06/27/2014 4:15:39 AM PDT by PigRigger
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To: markomalley

Its so much theater! The Dems and the Repubs are in amnesty together. This is just the Dems helping GOPe appear to be against amnesty.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 4:17:10 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: PigRigger

Too much “realism” ends up in enslavement to the world.


37 posted on 06/27/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

he’s leading but no one’s following...............


38 posted on 06/27/2014 4:20:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

Okay. zero dollars for the disaster he’s creating.
let him executive order his way out of the mess.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 4:21:18 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Pollster1

I would like to see a repub say to this admin that if they insist on operating outside the law, then they should not expect any Constitutional protections.


40 posted on 06/27/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Yes...understand your point...

But we here on Freerepublic are a small minority...

I hold no hope in the younger generation grasping what is happening...most are to ignorant...those that aren't are trying to find a way to survive...

If we had a media that was fair and balanced....the light of truth could be communicated to the masses....but they too have been corrupted to a state of political propaganda...

My Lord, when listening to the GOPe leaders...it almost sounds like they are positioning themselves for a political appointment in the next neo-communist administration.

I am in my early 50's, perhaps another 30 or so years of life in me....I never thought I would ever feel this way....but...the last couple of years, and now Mississippi, have changed everything to me.

Ugly words in deed...but we are living in some very ugly times...

I pray I am wrong...
41 posted on 06/27/2014 4:26:55 AM PDT by PigRigger
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To: TonyM
This also may be the time for armed citizens to form those militias we are required to do under the constitution. It is becoming apparent that our elected reps are not going to do anything.

Yea, first stop, D.C. Second stop, the border.
42 posted on 06/27/2014 4:27:04 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Perhaps a blanket Presidential pardon for anyone who committed the crime of illegal entry/visa overstay.

Tells them to report to their nearest homeland security office to register as a permanent legal alien and get a SSN while waiting for their citizenship package to be prepared/processed.


43 posted on 06/27/2014 4:27:26 AM PDT by Lichgod (Means testing is wrong.)
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To: Carry me back
"More empty threats. He doesn't have the power."

He has the power unless the Congress, the courts or the people prevent him. He can simply stop all deportations, leave the border undefended, assist the invaders in their travels North, and assure that our election system is so compromised that the illegals can vote in the millions.

44 posted on 06/27/2014 4:28:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Candor7

We must protect all the inner city folks decimated by this depression.
They should get first shot at the available inner city jobs.

Say no to immigration


45 posted on 06/27/2014 4:30:42 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: PigRigger

I think there is a common degradation taking place in America. It is not a mere Democrat issue. The GOP, however, has been slower to be affected. That says something good about the footing that the GOP had.

The answer is not on earth, but “off earth.” Personal seeking of the Lord will work a literally supernatural miracle in and through those who do it. Such activity was noted shortly before the formulation of the US Constitution, a flawed document yet (chattel slavery should have been jettisoned from the start) but one that saw the USA through a lot of trying times.


46 posted on 06/27/2014 4:31:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

Obama and the Democrats are LAW-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!


47 posted on 06/27/2014 4:32:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Lichgod

They could be pardoned but still would be liable to being sent away if there was still a rule of law. Pardoning isn’t excusing.


48 posted on 06/27/2014 4:32:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PigRigger

“But we here on Freerepublic are a small minority...I hold no hope in the younger generation grasping what is happening...most are to ignorant...those that aren’t are trying to find a way to survive...”

The “younger generation” bears little resemblance to most of us here on Free Republic...literally. Too many Americans wouldn’t breed a younger generation, so our government has been importing them for decades.


49 posted on 06/27/2014 4:35:35 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
What exactly can he do in regards to immigration?

As an extreme example:

Now, with the above actions (which, before Øbama, I would have said would be total science fiction), you have tens of millions (if not more) people who are US Citizens...they have naturalization paperwork and have raised their right hands...once it is finally determined that they were improperly naturalized, what happens?

Sure, some conservatives (as opposed to RINOs) will call for their citizenship to be stripped. But do you realistically think that anybody in Congress will seriously propose a bill to do just that?


That is the truly demonic part about the Øbama tyranny...you can't undo the damage once it's happened.

50 posted on 06/27/2014 4:35:56 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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