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Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/25/2014 | Francine Kiefer

Posted on 07/26/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT by markomalley

WASHINGTON — President Obama will go ahead with a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer – a move that may well trigger impeachment proceedings against him, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Monitor breakfast Friday.

“The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate impeachment at some point,” said Mr. Pfeiffer, who has been at the Obama White House since its inception.

A lot of people in Washington laughed off Sarah Palin’s call to impeach the president for executive overreach, Pfeiffer said, but “I would not discount that possibility.” Polling shows strong support for the idea among the GOP base, he said, adding that House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio has opened the door to the possibility with his lawsuit against Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: amnesty; border; immigration; obama
Frankly, I would not doubt that Obama issue a classified National Security Directive ordering USCIS to grant citizenship immediately to all of these aliens. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he ordered USCIS agents (and contractors) to process their citizenship while they are still in their home countries.

Consider this:

- If it is a "classified" National Security Directive, any possible whistleblower in USCIS would be constrained from leaking the information, as they would be leaking classified stuff...and that's called espionage.

- If it is a "classified" NSD, public comment would not be open on the subject (because it's classified).

- If it is a "classified" NSD, Congress could not hold public hearings on the subject (if Congress was even informed in the first place)

As far as the legality of immediately granting citizenship, well, that would be clearly illegal. But, since when has that disturbed Obama?

Once the action was found to be illegal, though, then we'd have to consider the cases of the individuals who were naturalized.

- First, each of these newly naturalized people would have to have an individual court hearing. If you are talking 5 to 10 million people, that's a whole bunch of time tying up the courts.

- Second, who's going to challenge one of these peoples' status as naturalized citizens? Somebody's going to have to bring the case forward. Normally, that would be the government doing it...but if the government is the one who intentionally did so, obviously, they won't. So then who will have standing? Surely you don't expect the Congress to do anything (since the leadership of both parties support Obama in his actions). How about an individual person? To have standing, you have to be directly damaged...just try proving that...

The only people who could be held accountable are USCIS agents who processed the naturalization paperwork and, well, frankly Obama could issue them blanket pardons so that any successor government could not prosecute them.

(While this, on the surface, sounds like unmitigated paranoia...is it?) -

1 posted on 07/26/2014 7:35:52 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Well, he won’t go that far (though I can’t say I would be shocked, merely surprised) but if there wasn’t a more obvious GOTV tactic I don’t know what is.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 7:36:54 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: markomalley
I don't know about the paranoia, that would require a full examination ;-)

But I'm interested in why the democrats are pushing this impeachment narrative. Are they trying to rally behind Obama's flagging popularity? Are they trying to further polarize things along racial and ethnic lines? Are they daring the House to do this knowing there is no chance for success? And, if so, why? Do they see some advantage in this approaching the midterms?

I can't help but think its all political but don't fully understand their motives.

3 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: markomalley

When you look at what is going on right now I think the boy has already taken “action” on immigration. The Feds are going to start going to Central America to pick up illegal aliens and escort them back to America.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: markomalley

5 posted on 07/26/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“{Obama) has already taken “action” on immigration”

Agree. It’s happening right now.
Take back the senate, impeach.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 7:50:51 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: markomalley; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

TRANSLATION:

Barack Obama will get up off the couch to walk the dog after it craps in the kitchen.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: markomalley

Obama doubles down on amnesty while he remains on the mid term campaign trail to bolster support from his base to retain democrat power in the senate and win more seats in the house. Once he keeps congress effectively neutered going into the final two years of his term, he will go into hyper-drive. The constitution and rule of law means nothing to Obama and his handlers. They are unstoppable, short of a coup to take them out of power.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“President Obama will go ahead with a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer”

Hopefully it will personal action and he will self deport.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 7:56:14 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tumblindice

It will never happen and Obama is baiting Republicans to do it.

He will cry foul, racism, and all before the midterms.

In short, it’s a ploy. A good one.

In any case, by the time they could get it through Congress and up for senate approval. The senate will not approve it. Only some republicans.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 7:59:00 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: markomalley

...executive action on immigration after the summer...
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I don’t believe he will use executive AFTER the summer, he will try do it DURING the summer recess unless we have one member to gavel Congress in session to keep him from using his powers.

It was used before and found to be a legal action.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 7:59:20 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I believe that trial balloon popped. The fact Obama did not act before the vacation means he has blinked in the face of the unfolding disaster of people in the streets calling him horrendous names.

The protests are going nation wide as the secret pockets of sequestered Latrinos are discovered


12 posted on 07/26/2014 8:01:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: TADSLOS

yeah.....that coup could be possible I think, depending on how things play out over the next 6-10 months.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 8:01:32 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: RetSignman

I think that was for recess appointments.

Since that time they do keep it open.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 8:02:58 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

I think that was for recess appointments.
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I stand corrected, thank you.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 8:04:26 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I agree. He's placing most of them with family and I'm sure the families are getting paid...like foster parents.

I would say they're all registered including SS numbers....AND the caretakers have all been given voter registration cards.....all filled out.

There's so much cheating...they don't even have to go to the polls. The Dem party will collect your ballots. Nothing secret about them.

16 posted on 07/26/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RetSignman

No problem...

I think it’s pretty clear that it will take a mass uprising to unseat Obama in a impeachment.

I think 30 million cars full of people heading to DC at the same time might do it.

What a mess that would be. It would shut the entire transportation infrastructure down. No freight anywhere.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: markomalley
Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says

That ought to get us the Senate in November, but what we do with it is beyond me.

18 posted on 07/26/2014 8:11:56 AM PDT by mware
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To: markomalley

The left really wants that impeachment don’t they? They keep talking about it. I guess they really need something to move their base?


19 posted on 07/26/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ColdOne

Absolutely!

What do they have to lose?

They have nothing to run on but invectives.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: mware

I think it’s just fish bait...or republican bait, if you will.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 8:15:41 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

Oh I agree, the talk of Impeachment means nothing as long as the Dem control the Senate. There will be plenty of time after the November elections.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 8:18:02 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

yeah....two years..

But I still think we need to show a majority of the voters in favor. To make it stick.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: markomalley

Trying to stir the pot before the 2014 elections in November. After the summer? Another ‘October surprise’? That would throw a monkey wrench into the RINOs’ plans for November.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 8:25:10 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: markomalley; All
"Directive ordering USCIS to grant citizenship immediately to all of these aliens"

Absurd paranoia.

POTUS cannot change the law. All he CAN do is decide which laws he will and will not enforce.

Awesome power, no doubt.

But whatever Executive action he takes now can be undone by the next POTUS.

Without exception.

25 posted on 07/26/2014 8:49:57 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: markomalley

No impeachment. waste of time and money because it is never going anywhere.

Whatever Obama does just refuse to fund it.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:02:01 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Whatever Obama does just refuse to fund it.


LOL....What has Bonehead “refused to fund” for 0, so far?


27 posted on 07/26/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: markomalley

I read this as...
After the summer = right before the election
Impeachment talk = gin up support from the lib base = helping progressive turnout = trying to demoralize the right when Boehner stalls = suppress conservative turnout

Not surprising from this WH. All politics. All the time. No action on behalf of America. None of the time.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: markomalley

IMPEACH ERIC HOLDER.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 9:13:38 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: markomalley

He’ll get to it after golf season is over.


30 posted on 07/26/2014 9:17:09 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: johniegrad

But I’m interested in why the democrats are pushing this impeachment narrative.

To gin up their base for the mid terms. Nothing more, nothing less....


31 posted on 07/26/2014 9:47:34 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: 1010RD

Golf season never ends . . .


32 posted on 07/26/2014 10:03:23 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: markomalley
I would not doubt that Obama issue a classified National Security Directive ordering USCIS to grant citizenship immediately to all of these aliens. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he ordered USCIS agents (and contractors) to process their citizenship while they are still in their home countries.

ALREADY BEING DONE. Read about it yesterday. I am searching for the link.

In the mean time, here is this:

Barack Obama: Coyote-in-Chief

"RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there's another reason why the Obama administration is gonna go to Honduras, the so-called pilot program, and declare the children down there refugees. You know, it's a little technicality that probably wouldn't hold up. I mean, talking about what is the law in the United States anymore is -- what's the big deal? I mean, when the president can, on a whim, ignore it, but nevertheless, technically speaking you cannot apply for refugee status if you're already in the US, which explains why Obama is sending US agents down to Honduras. It's a technicality, he could wave it. That's not really why they're going down there. They're going down there to speed the arrival. They're going down there to fly them up here so we don't have to wait for them to get through Mexico. "

Here's another from the NYT.

U.S. Considering Refugee Status for Hondurans

33 posted on 07/26/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Feds are going to start going to Central America to pick up illegal aliens and escort them back to America.

Already being done.

34 posted on 07/26/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: TADSLOS
This is looking more and more feasible.

He's already pushed the military to the edge with his faggot infiltration, there has to be some in the Officer Corps that will consider the line crossed if this illegal granting of US Citizenship to illegal alien criminal invaders occurs.

35 posted on 07/26/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Diogenesis

Good graphic.
Do you have that on a t-shirt? If so, I’ll take ten (minimum).


36 posted on 07/26/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: johniegrad
But I'm interested in why the democrats are pushing this impeachment narrative.

Because there's an election in November. Evil Republicans, etc.

37 posted on 07/26/2014 12:12:18 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Cold Heat

It will be the military that brings this guy down. Joint chiefs are even pissed. They could do it, no problem.


38 posted on 07/26/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: markomalley

To Every immigrant to respected our laws and stood in line Obama will say, Screw you, suckers.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: upchuck

“Because there’s an election in November”

I still don’t get it. Him pushing amnesty before the election could backfire. I don’t think the sheeple are pleased about having their communities infiltrated with illegals, now that it is being forced upon them. I’m thinking this whole amnesty thing could backfire.


40 posted on 07/26/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: yorkiemom

Go back and reread the part of my reply in italics.

I was responding to the impeachment “threat.” Has nothing to do with immigration.

Although I am pissed about criminal aliens being dumped in states.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3185055/posts


41 posted on 07/26/2014 7:48:54 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: upchuck

But it all ties together. The supposed impeachment is over an amnesty EO.

I don’t get why the dems would be announcing this. But I don’t get much of what they do, since it is to destroy this country.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 11:19:55 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: upchuck

SC, that’s scarily close to where I’m relocating to.

Post 13 of that thread talks about Obama’s wanting to be impeached. To save his legacy. Coincidence or a bright poster?


43 posted on 07/26/2014 11:22:56 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: yorkiemom
SC, that’s scarily close to where I’m relocating to.

Apparently it doesn't make any difference. SC Gov. Nikki Haley got a letter from HHS saying no criminal aliens to be stored in SC. Then they turn around and ship 350 here. Evil, evil bastards!

44 posted on 07/27/2014 10:55:25 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: upchuck

“Evil, evil bastards!”

Absolutely.

How are the local communities taking it?

I was glad to see my new home area complain about the possible relocation of aliens there. There was a scathing article in the local paper, highlighting all the possible consequences. Here in Mexifornia, that honesty would never appear in a paper. It was refreshing to see it - and makes me want to move back to the U.S. quicker now.

Be glad for what you have! It could be so much worse. Think border states. And probably will be worse in several decades. But I want to die in what seems like the U.S. - and where you are is SO much better than Mexifornia, even with the invasion there. Just maybe, all their extended families won’t be joining them (fingers crossed, although we know that’s Obama’s intent).


45 posted on 07/27/2014 11:50:26 AM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley

If we don’t protect and defend our country then we don’t have one.


46 posted on 07/27/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: markomalley

If we don’t protect and defend our country then we don’t have one.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: markomalley

This could be the flashpoint for America; chaos created right before the election.

Overwhelm.

This won’t be the only executive action...this is why he can play so much golf. He knows what is on his punchlist and it is all planned. The president (Jarrett, Jones, Ayers, and others) have it well-timelined-out.

Those 1.5 B bullets? Personnel carriers? Yep.


48 posted on 07/28/2014 6:46:42 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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