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Monday, September 26, 2016

Immigration Order Is Political, But Also The Right Thing To Do

Immigration Order Is Political, But Also The Right Thing To Do

Every now and then, the Republican leadership issues a criticism of President Obama that is more or less accurate, more or less attuned to the reality-based universe. Thus it was with Mitt Romney’s declaration about the president’s new directive on immigration: Romney insists that the move is all in the service of rounding up more Latino support for Obama’s re-election campaign.

Last weekend, Republicans howled about Obama’s executive order that would give short-term legal papers to an estimated 800,000 young illegal immigrants as long as they are younger than 30 and came to the United States as children, have committed no major crimes, and have finished high school or served in the military. The provisions are similar to those of the DREAM Act, which Republicans have refused to pass.

Romney groused about Obama’s timing. “I think the timing is pretty clear. If he really wanted to make a solution that dealt with these kids or with illegal immigration in America, then this is something he would have taken up in his first three and a half years, not in his last few months,” he told CBS’ Bob Schieffer.

Many commentators have noted that the president desperately needs Latino voters to turn out in droves if he is to prevail in a handful of swing states with a growing Latino base. Obama’s directive, they point out, is likely to energize them. All true.

  • senior37

    I am wondering what will happen to the young illegals who have already been deported. I called Senator Bernie Sanders office, and they said that to date, there is nothing being done for them, and that they know of one young man who was deported just 2 days before Obama acted.

    • EdC

      Most of the “young illegals” that got deported, did something illegal tha drew attention to themselves, there for got sent back. Low profile people stay off the radar and continue to live within the system. somehow if they do show up and don’t get sent back is because they are doing something right, volunteering the service, or showing an aptitude for being an asset to the country.

  • EdC

    I would say less accurate. The white voter, an I am one , has been barraged by the right for decades, about how if you don’t do such and such I will get someone else. It was prevelent in the early south were the wealthy land owners kept harrassinf their lease farmers, if you don’t give me more product I will put you out and put one them n—— in, providing a prejudice towards the blacks, and also because of that fear a violence towards them also, to which they have to retaliate. the same goes for the illegal alians. They are hired especially by again the wealthy, that the Republican party protects, to do jobs for less money then is possible to exist on, let alone live on. When these people become smart enough to understand how they have been exploited, the Republicans are all for shipping them home, and getting a new batch; witness the visiting worker plan of”W’s.” This leads to the white workers being afraid of losing his job to those “damn illegals” and bosses have no problem saying that if you vote for, IN FACT there is a political commercial, running right now about how Barbara Boxer favors illegals over Americans to take jobs. They don’t mention that corporate sponcers who hire illegals on the most part, sponcer Republican candidates.

    • You Nail It My Friend It All Wealthy Greedy Mostly GOP Bullshit!! One Of The Things They Love To Do So Well Besides Lying And Terrorizing Anyone Who Dare To Be Different Or Poor!!!

  • Our POTUS Have Been Trying To Get This No Good Do Nothing Congress To Pass This 2 Years Ago I’m So Sick Of All The LIARS That Keep Coming Up With The Bullshit!! It All A Ploy For The AMERICAN TALIBAN TO TAKE OVER AND FINISH WHERE BUSH LEFT OFF!! Just The GREEDY Wealthy People Crap Just To Get A Black Man Out Of The White House And Keep From Paying Their Fair Share Of Taxes!!

  • The ironic thing about the RIGHT is that they like to pick & choose their favoriate immigrants like Bobby Jingle for instance is ok, but a mexician is not. They do everything to help their favoriates & everything they can for “their kind” to prevent their vote. Soon, the RIGHT will look around & find that they are the only minority in the room & that’s what frightens them the most.

  • we are all immigrants.get over this,now.lets work together to make this a better place ,FOR ALL.

  • artolga

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS AN OXIMORON. AN IMMIGRANT IS SOMEONE WHO COMES AND STAYS IN THIS COUNTRY LEGALY. ILLEGALS ARE MIGRANTS AND NOT IMMIGRANTS. TO BE ANTI ILLEGAL IS NOT BEING ANTI IMMIGRANT! MY WIFE IS AN IMMIGRANT. MY STEP DAUGHTER WOULD LIKE TO BE AN IMMIGRANT, BUT WILL NEED TO WAIT ABOUT FIVE MORE YEARS, (SEVEN YEARS TOTAL),BEFORE SHE CAN LEGALLY IMMIGRATE HERE. WHY SHOULD IT BE MORE DIFFICULT TO LEGALLY IMMIGRATE? WHY DO WE ALWAYS GIVE IN TO THESE ILLEGALS?

    I COULD NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY, BUT AFTER OBAMA’S ‘DREAM ACT’ EXECUTIVE ORDER, I CAN’T VOTE FOR OBAMA EITHER. I’M A LIFE LONG DEMOCRAT, BUT I THINK IT’S TIME TO CHANGE.

    • EdC

      Your step daughter has a better chance will Obama. don’t know where you are reporting from, but if you have a democrat represenitive, they will review it on a person by person basis, and try to resolve the problem. the Repug will do the same but the standands would be different, she would have donate a couple hundred thousand to their cause.

  • onedonewong

    To libs the end always justifies the means no different than Germany in the 30’s and 40’s

  • quasm

    Ms. Tucker;

    The Constitution of the United States reads, in Article II, Section 1, eighth paragraph, ‘ Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: – “I do solemnly swear (o affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” ‘

    President Obama swore to this oath.

    Section 3 of the same article in part reads. ‘he shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’

    Does the President lack the ability to execute the law or has he violated his oath by not enforcing the laws on immigration?

    Either way he needs to be removed from office.

    Dik Thurston
    Colorado Springs