Skip to comments.Democrats Warn Obama Will Act Unilaterally on Immigration Reform
Posted on 06/27/2014 3:56:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
Top Senate Democrats are sick of waiting for the House to take up comprehensive immigration reform. If Republicans dont act in July, President Obama will, they warn. After all, he still has a pen and phone, right?
Via The Hill:
"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."
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made similar remarks in an interview with MSNBCs Chuck Todd:
[W]ere not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress, he said. Weve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.
Given the current unaccompanied child immigration crisis at the Southwestern border, however, Boehner says passing any legislation this year will only be more difficult.
The president's making this harder and harder every day for us to try to deal with this in a responsible way," Boehner said. "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."
KING KONG. . . . .
I have a dream. A dream that one day American Society will come to its senses and burn every scrap of paper on which he has scribbled his evil sign.
So what else is new?
Obama gave up his US citizenship and is not even
a citizen. THAT is why he is doing this.
Do football teams running trick plays on 3rd down do a dry run of the trick play on 2nd down?
The mere fact that they are banging the ‘executive order’ drum is a sign they are merely trying to scare the GOP.
The simple-minded like McCain’s bunch are already convinced, unfortunately.
So far nothing out of Barack yet.
You would think that on the very day Obama got slapped down by SCOTUS (again) for abuse of executive power, the dimwits would tone it down about executive action in lieu of legislation.
Unfortunately, they know it takes 2 to 3 years, if they are lucky, to get to the Supremes, to have their abuse shot down. In the interim, they get a few million more future democrat voters in the country.
The constitutional lawyer has been found sorely lacking in understanding of the constitutional powers of POTUS no less than 13 times by the Supremes. If he wants to try for #14 that’s fine, the Supremes are still there. As it stands now, he’s an embarassment to Harvard; one more failure and he’ll be the laughing stock - as will any constitutional law graduate Harvard produces.
He already has acted unilaterally by ordering us NOT to enforce border laws.
Unilateral Action Ping?
Plenty of laws on the books.
Time for POTUS to enforce the laws
The only goal of the Senate bill is to retroactivly legalize immigrants like 0bama, the original Dreamer.
The Rats do not care about this current crop of immigrants
Top Senate COMMUNISTS (Democrats)!
Obama, the DNC, and the amnesty-pimps in Congress are licking their chops at the swarm at the border. All they see is Democrats....voting under several identities.
Dummycrats are signing 'em up like crazy---falsifying applications, registering parasites, welfare breeders, terrorists, mass murderers, drug lords, drug dealers, mental defectives, diseased hordes....all strolling into the US using falsified documents, and stolen SS nos.
THIS JUST IN Nancy Pelosi announced she is tottering down to the border to join hands, and sing lullabies to the swarm at the border.
The sob story: "fleeing to the safety of the US" is nothing more a cover story for an invasion of America-hating foreigners pushing their Third World agenda----vile, repugnant "ethnic solidarity" rearing its ugly head....savage scam artists building a Third World on US soil using our tax dollars.
The Third World is salivating about relegating born-Americans to third class status...w/ vengeful Obama's help.
AMNESTY IS ONLY THE BEGINNING--- Cong Gutierrez (Dim-Ill), a leading advocate of the Senate amnesty giveaway: The next day after we pass it, you know were not going to be satisfied, were going to come back, he said. Were going to have a civil rights act, were going to have a voting rights act Nobody is leaving this fight once we conclude this first chapter, he said. "Hopefully, in 30 years, [we] can bring immigrants from all over the world, Gutierrez said.
This is most assuredly another shady act of collusion and conspiracy perpetrated by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to increase their political clout, and to jet-stream US foreign aid to their Third World masters. US tax dollars are then laundered, then funnelled back as campaign donations to amnesty-worshipping Obama and Dems campaign coffers.
The close-mouthed Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been much too secretive about its role in financing, and, using Congressional earmarks to finance the blood-thirsty America-hating La Raza.
Dummycrats are signing 'em up like crazy---registering parasites, welfare breeders, terrorists, mass murderers, drug lords, drug dealers, mental defectives, diseased hordes....all strolling into the US using falsified documents, and stolen SS nos.
ALIPAC.COM---- Congress toll-free numbers:
Flood the Congress w/ Phone calls--"we will not subsidize Democrat vote-buying schemes. No tax dollars for illegals."
1-800-828-0498 1-800-459-1887 1-800-614-2803 1-866-340-9281 1-866-338-1015 1-866-220-0044
If anyone stays home or votes third party which has absolutely no chance of winning has the bear the blame if the rats keep their power.
“Their first job is to govern,” Menendez added, “and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions.”
Not passing stupid and destructive laws is part of responsible “governing”. Unilateral dictates, threats and coercion are how people are RULED in the 3rd world.
Then I guess any Legislation passed by the House could be considered the law of the land if no one is abiding by the Constitution any more...Why should we pay taxes for that matter?