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Democrats Warn Obama Will Act Unilaterally on Immigration Reform
Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis

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 don’t 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 MSNBC’s Chuck Todd:

“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he said. “We’ve 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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; barack0bama; immigrationreform; powergrab

1 posted on 06/27/2014 3:56:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

KING KONG. . . . .


2 posted on 06/27/2014 3:58:18 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

So what else is new?


4 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:22 AM PDT by wita
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To: Kaslin

Obama gave up his US citizenship and is not even
a citizen. THAT is why he is doing this.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 3:59:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: wita

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.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 4:01:07 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: relictele

So far nothing out of Barack yet.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 4:03:09 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: Kaslin

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.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 4:07:36 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Kaslin

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.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 4:09:15 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: Kaslin

He already has acted unilaterally by ordering us NOT to enforce border laws.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 4:15:05 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Kaslin

Unilateral Action Ping?


11 posted on 06/27/2014 4:15:24 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Kaslin

Plenty of laws on the books.
Time for POTUS to enforce the laws


12 posted on 06/27/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Diogenesis

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


13 posted on 06/27/2014 4:27:14 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Kaslin
Conservative will have to act fast, to get an injunction, after the president uses executive decree to grant amnesty to all the illegal aliens flooding our borders.
14 posted on 06/27/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Kaslin

Kakistocracy.

Blackmail.

Thuggish.

Petulant.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Top Senate COMMUNISTS (Democrats)!


16 posted on 06/27/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Kaslin
NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT Menendez, Gutierrez, Cong Hispanic Caucus members and other amnesty pimps are clearly members of violent Third World organizations advocating the overthrow of the US government.

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.

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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.

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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 we’re not going to be satisfied, we’re going to come back,” he said. “We’re going to have a civil rights act, we’re 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.

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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.

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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

17 posted on 06/27/2014 4:40:42 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Blackmail is exactly what it is, and I pray that everyone understands that we must defeat the rats in November.

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.

18 posted on 06/27/2014 4:48:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

“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.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Kaslin

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?


20 posted on 06/27/2014 5:32:10 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Kaslin

Doing what nazis do. They just want to be called ‘progressive’, but their pedigree has been found out.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Steven Tyler

Time for the governors of the border states to declare a state of emergency and put the national guard on the border then dare the jug eared clown to do something about it.

Then the states need to start filing criminal charges against people in the Obama adm., including Obama, for violating state laws.

Make sure the crimes they are charges with are crimes against children and the left wont know which way to turn.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: 2001convSVT

If the president pardons all the illegals, there will be no injunction. Then the only court cases will be about the status of pardoned illegals and whether or not they can be deported.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 7:04:18 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Liz

‘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’

I tried these Congress toll free numbers, the first 4. The first number is a defective number, the second is a Bob Evans survey number, the third is a sales pitch for seniors, the fourth is a conference call, I didn’t wait to find out about what or who it was.

Don’t waste people’s time with phony numbers. Which side are you on?


24 posted on 06/27/2014 7:43:28 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Kaslin

‘Blackmail is exactly what it is, and I pray that everyone understands that we must defeat the rats in November. ‘

As long as the dems are counting the votes as we just saw in Mississippi we have no chance thru the ballot box, time to take to the streets and disrupt every dem demonstration and meeting. Last option I can see before we have to open the last box.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 7:48:23 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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