Skip to comments.Obama's immigration flip flop
Posted on 07/25/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority none whatsoever, zero, zilch to slow deportations on a broad scale.
Forget everything hes said.
Obamas pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.
The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying one thing and doing something else, another evolution, in White House parlance, on a hot-button social issue. Some Republicans see it as fertile ground for advancing their midterm election strategy, which focuses on raising questions about the presidents credibility and competence.........
The president wanted to maintain pressure on Congress for as long as he could because legislation is the only way to provide permanent relief to undocumented immigrants, aides said. An executive order can be rescinded by Obamas successors. He didnt want to concede that he could take action on his own while legislation was still possible, but once it was no longer an option, there was little downside to changing course, the aides said.........
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Flopping around all over the place.....................
There is NO REASON for the House Leadership to send anything to Obama. The country is against this.
Any bets as to whether they will cave before the November elections?..............................
This maneuver was used before and now we have the ACA - Obamacare.
just heard on FOX that Obama wants to grant Refugee status to Honduran children in their home country. Does that mean they will be able to walk right in with a huge family(voters) and qualify for huge taxpayer funded checks?
It means they would fly them in so they don’t get jammed up at the border and be delayed getting all the goodies.
And they don’t have to use their hard-earned cash paying coyotes to get them here, Uncle Sucker will fly them here on taxpayer expense.
A startling look at how U.S. immigration will add 300 million people to the country this century if immigration policies are not changed.
Just another stroke of the pen.
Geraghty’s law:”All statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them.”
Not to worry Big Hair Rick can stop them when he gets the TNG deployed, sometime in the future you know, 30 or 45 days from now.