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Obama formally requests new powers to deal with surge at border (VIDEO)
The Hill ^ | June 30 2014 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 06/30/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT by PoloSec

President Obama on Monday formally requested that Congress grant him additional powers to deport the wave of young people illegally immigrating into the country.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama also asked for more money to deal with the surge of people, mostly children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, who have come to the border in escalating numbers. [READ OBAMA'S LETTER.]

Obama said the administration is working to execute a governmentwide strategy as the surge across the Rio Grande Valley continues, and is “eager” to work with Congress to ensure that “we have the legal authorities to maximize the impact” of administration efforts.

The lengthy letter did not say how much money Obama would request, but he expected to ask for $2 billion in supplemental appropriations.

The funding would help officials at the border deal with what many say is a humanitarian crisis. It would also help the administration hire more judges to give people hearings on whether they will stay or be sent out of the country.

Obama is coming under pressure from Republicans who say his pro-immigration policies have helped lead to the surge by giving people the idea that they’ll be allowed to stay in the United States.

He’s also come under criticism from Democrats, who want the White House to relax deportations.

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Central American leaders to address the issue on Tuesday.

According to border control memos, authorities have arrested more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors between October 2013 and May 2014.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; childillegals; illegalimmigration; illegalsinvasion; immigrantlist; immigration; obamapresser; orchestratedcrisis

1 posted on 06/30/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

FreepU BO!!


2 posted on 06/30/2014 12:30:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: PoloSec

Yeah he wants new powers.

AND TWO BILLION FREAKING DOLLARS!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174229/posts


3 posted on 06/30/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PoloSec

Deportation and buckling under pressure from republicans is NOT the impression I had from the whining, angry statement I just heard on the radio.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 12:32:24 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: PoloSec

YOU'RE NUTS !!!

5 posted on 06/30/2014 12:32:25 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: PoloSec

What’s wrong?
Did his pen run out of ink and his cell phone quit working?..................


6 posted on 06/30/2014 12:33:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,748 threads and 84,975 replies..)
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To: PoloSec

Don’t give him one penny for his unconstitutional power grab. I love to see him whine.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

Close the border.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 12:36:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PoloSec

Reminds me of when the emperor in Star Wars went to the senate and asked for “temporary” new powers to put down the rebellion.

The people cheered him.

“So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause.”

http://vimeo.com/25741586


9 posted on 06/30/2014 12:36:05 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: PoloSec

100% Deportation

Anything else is Amnesty


10 posted on 06/30/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: PoloSec

He already has the powers assigned to the executive branch through current laws. This should include deportation. Heck, we even have authorised a wall that never got finished. He could start finishing that tomorrow.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 12:36:21 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: PoloSec

He has all the power he needs to deal with it the way it needs to be dealt with. If Congress refuses he’ll say the problem is all theirs. (And, it will work with the no-information voter.)


12 posted on 06/30/2014 12:36:35 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PoloSec

Deport, yeah right. The only place he’s going to “deport” them is to other parts of the US.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 12:37:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PoloSec

What the hell did he do with the money allocated to build the wall? Use it to lay a minefield instead!


14 posted on 06/30/2014 12:37:43 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: PoloSec

There was a border problem when he took office in ‘09, why hasn’t he done anything about it since then?


15 posted on 06/30/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: PoloSec
Obama is coming under pressure from Republicans who say his pro-immigration policies have helped lead to the surge by giving people the idea that they’ll be allowed to stay in the United States.

Now where would they get that idea?

16 posted on 06/30/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PoloSec

No funding without securing the border and ENFORCING current LAW!


17 posted on 06/30/2014 12:39:59 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PoloSec

Only if he uses the money to try the Border Patrol people who are kidnapping the invaders at the border, dragging them into America and “changing their diapers”.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 12:40:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: PoloSec

There is no guarantee at all that he’ll enforce any law anyway.

Screw him.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: PoloSec; Jim Robinson
This is an Obama generated crisis, contracts were solicited months ago for handling the influx of criminal immigrant children.
20 posted on 06/30/2014 12:41:20 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PoloSec

He has the power to order the Air Force to start flying C-17’s loaded with illegals to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. That is an easy way to fix the problem.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: TexasCajun

Yes, I know. He’s the Shinola president. Everything he touches turns to sh.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: PoloSec

Impeach this bastard already.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 12:44:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Vince Ferrer
He already has the powers assigned to the executive branch through current laws.

Yes, he does. He has the power to deport illegal alien invaders. He has the power to build a wall on the border. He has the power to put Border Patrol officers in the field. He can empower the military or national guard to respond to military incursions on the border.

He does not do these things.

He does not WANT TO do these things.

Clearly, 0bama WANTS these United States to be invaded by a horde of illegal aliens. 0bama is giving aid and comfort (and a bloody INVITATION) to alien invaders, to enemies of these United States.

Draw your own conclusions ...

24 posted on 06/30/2014 12:45:53 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: PoloSec

So, he created a crisis and now he’s asking for new powers to deal with the crisis he created. Wow, who could have seen that coming.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: PoloSec

Here, please allow me to give his request proper and adequate consideration.

NO!


26 posted on 06/30/2014 12:48:25 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: PoloSec

hey congress,
Do your usual and bend over and kiss this ass clowns butt.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 12:57:35 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: forgotten man
start flying C-17’s loaded with illegals to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

After the B-52s teach them a lesson.

28 posted on 06/30/2014 12:59:13 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: PoloSec

New powers? Use the ones you have and close the border and send interlopers south.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 12:59:21 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: PoloSec

Who is he requesting new powers from??


30 posted on 06/30/2014 1:00:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JT Hatter

The irony being that it was George Lucas’ ham-handed attempt to bash the Bush administration only coming true now with the President he supports.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: PoloSec

“President Obama on Monday formally requested that Congress grant him additional powers to deport the wave of young people illegally immigrating into the country.”

B*arbara S*treisand!
It’s expensive to get tens of thousands of young illegal invaders settled-in. And whatever’s left over, if anything, goes in the Dem’s war chest.
they couldn’t get a website up-and-running for 3/4 of a billion dollars! Incompetent and malevolent—a bad combo!
This lying sack of chit doesn’t plan to deport anyone.
He’s already made it clear that he plans to bypass Congress—our gelded critters—and rule by decree, granting amnesty to 20-30+ millions.
Not one effing penny ... Impeach!


32 posted on 06/30/2014 1:07:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Jim Robinson

Watch the other hand!!

Congress only has 28 more “working Days” before midterm elections.

With the congress on recess, he will say “ They wouldn’t work with me” ( give me what I wanted ) and now in recess so I have to step in and take control of the terrible situation, for the Children….”

mark my words


33 posted on 06/30/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: PoloSec
What new powers does he need to deport illegal entrants that the law doesn't already provide for now?

-PJ

34 posted on 06/30/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: PoloSec

Since when did he ever ask for new powers, especially all those he usurped from Congress?


35 posted on 06/30/2014 1:56:13 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: PoloSec

New powers? how about abiding by the constitutional powers he was granted and nothing more.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 1:57:04 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: PoloSec

Bump


37 posted on 06/30/2014 2:03:20 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: PoloSec

MONEY? We don’t need no stinkin money...... Deport them to the country they came from and send THEM the bill.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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To: PoloSec

obama brought them here and he wants us to believe he will deport them because congress will not?

BOEHNER TO OBAMA: People don’t trust you...


39 posted on 06/30/2014 3:15:52 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: PoloSec
The only solution I can see for these so called refugee children is creating a new category of resident.

They cannot be given amnesty or we will be overwhelmed by a tsunami of humanity.
We can't really just throw them back over the border and let them fend for themselves.
We need to establish some sort of guardianship relation.

I believe we have grounds to enter into negotiations with the emigrating countries. I believe that by assuming responsibility for some of their citizens we now assume a stake in their country.

If they are unable to respond to their responsibilities we may need to classify them as a failed state under our protection. Sovereignty requires self sufficiency.

40 posted on 06/30/2014 3:48:27 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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We can’t really just throw them back over the border and let them fend for themselves.....May I ask why not? They got a free bus ride here, probably an airplane ride so why can’t Mexico send them back. They, after all, have STRICT immigration laws that do not need ‘reform.’


41 posted on 06/30/2014 3:58:09 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver
>>> We can’t really just throw them back over the border and let them fend for themselves <<<<

That is why they recruited children from CENTRAL America. They knew it would be much more difficult politically and legally to deport them than Mexicans.
42 posted on 06/30/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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