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  • Why It Is Unethical for SOME Freepers to Argue Against Illegals Getting Free Benefits from Obama

    11/22/2014 11:24:20 AM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Vanity ^ | 22 Nov 14 | Xzins
    Oh, those dastardly illegals. They come into our country, they live off our social safety net, they take our jobs, and they cause all kinds of grief. That's a fair description of many conversations in recent months regarding illegal immigrants. The message is clear: “It is unethical to take and take when you haven't earned the right.” That gets us to the Freep-a-thon. Statistics found easily on the internet prove that only 5% of Freepers support the other 95%. Count the number of unique hits Free Republic receives. Count the number of actual donors...and will discover that only 5%...
  • Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

    11/22/2014 11:57:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | November 22, 2014 | Curt Levey
    As justification for the President's controversial executive order, his administration cites the Constitution's Take Care Clause. The problem for Obama is that this constitutional provision, instructing the President to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," gives him discretion about how to enforce the law, not discretion about whether to enforce the law. President Obama admitted as much earlier this year in an interview with Univision, explaining that "the reason that these deportations are taking place is, Congress said, You have to enforce these laws. And I cannot ignore those laws any more than I could ignore, you...
  • Obama Claims 'Borders Mean Something,' Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Get Rewarded

    11/22/2014 11:39:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his "Si, Se Puede" (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared, "Yes, I can." After announcing his executive amnesty at the White House on Thursday evening that will give temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama went to Del Sol High School in Nevada and became the salesman-in-chief. Obama will reportedly try to "aggressively" sell his executive amnesty in the coming weeks across the country, including next Tuesday in Chicago...
  • Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obamas Immigration Policy

    11/22/2014 11:41:33 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bob Roberts
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez Saturday challenged Chicagos undocumented community to set the standard for registration under President Obamas executive orders. This isnt complicated, Guiterrez (D-Ill.) said to a receptive crowd at Benito Juarez High School. Ever church will be a designated site. Every community college will be a designated site. Every school will be a designated site. Every health care center will be a designated site. He said his goal was to provide training for not hundreds but thousands of people so that millions can reach justice in this country. Yet Gutierrez said executive action by the President is not...
  • Republican Elders Warn Colleagues Against 'Stupid' Responses (McCain and Graham!)

    11/22/2014 6:00:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies ^ | 11/20/14 | Ginger Gibson
    WASHINGTON Here's what Republican elders are telling their colleagues: Please, don't be stupid. As they wait for President Obama to announce Thursday evening that he will shield millions of undocumented people from deportation, the GOP's Congressional leadership is counseling colleagues, including the most conservative ones, how -- and how not -- to respond. Several members described a concerted effort to quiet those most likely to make inflammatory remarks that could hurt the party. Count to 100 before you say anything, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he told conservatives in the House. Many Republicans admit to worrying about what...
  • Immigration debate: Why is GOP's Hal Rogers afraid to defund Obama's amnesty plan?

    11/22/2014 5:53:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 11/21/14 | David Bozell
    Memo to Rep. Hal Rogers: If you fund President Obama's executive amnesty plan, you will own it with him. Now that the president has announced his executive amnesty order, it puts the spotlight squarely on Republican leaders such as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers who seems to be at odds with most of the GOP. Rogers suggested last week to a reporter the GOP should pass a long-term spending bill even if it should include funding for Obama's upcoming Executive Order. Mr. Chairman: If the American people wanted Congress to fund amnesty programs, they would have kept the Democrats...
  • Rick Perry Tells Chuck Todd He Will 'Not Be Invited' to Moderate Presidential Debate

    11/21/2014 7:47:56 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    During the Republican Governors Association conference on Wednesday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spent more than half of an hour-long panel discussion grilling several GOP governors on illegal immigration and President Obama's upcoming executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. The Republicans pushed back hard against the NBC host. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called him out: "We have an hour. We've now spent 30 minutes talking about the President breaking the law tomorrow....I'd like to talk about energy, I'd like to talk about education." Minutes later, after Todd continued to harp on the issue, Texas Governor...
  • Telemundo Celebrates Weakened U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement

    11/21/2014 7:10:56 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ken Oliver-Mndez
    Theres a lot to celebrate tonight, Telemundo anchor Jos DazBalart declared during Telemundos special coverage of President Obamas Nov. 20 announcement of unilateral executive actions that include lifting the threat of deportation for 4.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, along with eliminating the Secure Communities program of federal, state and local cooperation in the enforcement of U.S. immigration law that was launched during the administration of President George W. Bush. Like his Univision counterpart Jorge Ramos also frequently does on the issue of immigration, the Telemundo anchorman essentially swung into advocacy mode during a special post-speech Telemundo segment...
  • Rendell: If GOP Shuts Down Government Over Immigration Executive Action They'll "Pay A Heavy Price"

    11/21/2014 7:20:39 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 85 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    "I think the Republicans will lose in court if they go to court. The president clearly has the discretion to tell the Justice Department who he wants to deport and who he wants to not deport, where he wants the emphasis to be, it's clearly within his rights. But more than that, if the Republican party can't control itself, if they, in fact, shut down the government because of this, they'll pay a heavy price. If, in fact, they say, we're not going to do anything about immigration, because the president took this action, they'll look like spoiled children. They'll...
  • Rep. Yoho: President not following the constitution

    11/21/2014 1:21:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Gene Wexler
    WASHINGTON D.C. Republican Congressman Ted Yoho says his biggest fear about President Obamas plan for immigration is that hes acting unilaterally. Hes acting outside of the boundaries of the law, Yoho says. Hes not following the constitution. Yoho says the court system is already behind five years on immigration cases, so they cant handle millions more at once. Its reckless, and its irresponsible, Yoho says. He believes the Presidents plan would leave the border open for another five years while the government debates security proposals. And theyre gonna give you a green card, and youre home free, Yoho says....
  • Mayor de Blasio hosting immigration summit next month with 20 other mayors

    11/21/2014 1:34:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jennifer Fermino
    Mayor de Blasio is hosting an immigration summit at Gracie Mansion with at least 20 mayors from cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta, City Hall announced Thursday. The Dec. 8 summit will address changes and reforms in line with President Obama's soon-to-be-announced immigration orders, de Blasio said. "This summit will offer a unique opportunity for mayors of many of our nations progressive cities to restate our leadership and responsibility on this decisive issue and to come out with an unbeatable master plan that truly prepares our localities for swift implementation of changes and also advocates for further reforms from...
  • Bill would make immigration executive action illegal

    11/21/2014 1:19:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) has introduced legislation to establish that the executive branch doesn't have the authority to defer deportations of undocumented immigrants. President Obama's executive action is expected to affect as many as 5 million people in the U.S. illegally by expanding the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program and allowing parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply for work permits. Yoho said his bill, H.R. 5759, would essentially nullify the executive action. "An executive 'fix' of the law is unconstitutional, temporary, and will establish a very dangerous precedent," Yoho said. The Florida Republican argued that...
  • Immigration rally in front of Kevin McCarthy's office calls on Congress to 'pass a bill'

    11/21/2014 6:44:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cassie Carlisle
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Immigration activists gathered Friday in front of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office to send a strong message. "Open your doors to us, we are your constituents, we need some kind of relief for the rest of them [immigrants] and that's up to Congress," Activist Rob England said. They want Congress to pass a bill on comprehensive immigration reform and they are supportive of President Barack Obama's executive order, saying he did not overstep his bounds. Republican representatives felt differently. Texas Junior Senator Ted Cruz said the executive order gave "unconstitutional amnesty" and was in defiance of...
  • GOP bill would defund Obama's immigration order

    11/21/2014 11:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration. Their bill, titled The Separation of Powers Act, would block the use of funds for deferring deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally or providing work permits. Poe said the legislation would reinforce the constitutional principle of checks and balances. "This legislation will allow Congress to exercise its 'check' on an out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion, not the law of the land," Poe said. Black said the measure could be one...
  • Mexican president hails Obama's immigration reform

    11/21/2014 6:33:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies ^ | November 21, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed US President Barack Obama's sweeping steps on immigration, saying they were "most important measures taken in several decades" and would allow families to stay together. Obama's plan, unveiled on Thursday, eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants, many of them Mexican, who are in the United States without legal documents. "I want to publicly recognize the President of the United States for yesterday's announcement," Pena Nieto told a conference in Mexico. "These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants." "Those who will benefit will be migrants of Mexican origin who have...
  • New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sexabusers, drug dealers, gun offenders...

    11/21/2014 1:29:38 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 9 replies
    The Department of Homeland Security has just released new "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants." Designed to fill in the details after President Obama's announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation's immigration and border security officers as they administer the president's directive. The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration views...
  • Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally ["This Is About Who We Are"]

    11/21/2014 5:20:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD
    Obama Raises Stakes On Immigration In Vegas Rally LAS VEGAS, Nevada Nov 21, 2014 By MARY BRUCE and CHRIS GOOD PHOTO: President Barack Obama speaks about immigration Nov. 21, 2014, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama told a rowdy crowd today that what hes offering is a "common sense" first step to fixing a "broken system." "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's not amnesty," Obama said of his plan to shield up to 5...
  • JW Beats Obama on Fast and Furious (Weekly Update)

    11/21/2014 5:58:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Obamas Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic Judicial Watch Victory: Obama Gives Up Fast and Furious Documents President GruberObama Jet-Setting Costs Taxpayers Obamas Lawless Amnesty Tests Our Republic I write this late Friday after an extraordinarily busy week at Judicial Watch (see below). Honest Americans are still gasping from President Obamas speech last night announcing his own amnesty program, based on no legal authority, for at least five million illegal aliens. I warned you last week about Obamas amnesty assault on our nation. Unfortunately, my summary needs no update from last week, but should reassure you that we are on the...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Support Obamas Decision To Take Executive Action On Immigration

    11/21/2014 12:16:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | November 21, 2014
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her stamp of approval on the executive actions President Barack Obama will take on immigration. I support the Presidents decision to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resources on deporting felons rather than families, Clinton said in a statement following Obamas Thursday night address. In the statement, Clinton blamed Republicans abdication of responsibility for forcing Obama to take executive action. Their abdication of responsibility paved the way for this executive action, which follows established precedent from Presidents of both parties going back many decades, Clinton said. But, only Congress can...
  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultzs statement on President Obamas immigration action

    11/21/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | November 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to President Barack Obamas immigration announcement, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: I'm proud President Obama has taken bold, definitive action to enact meaningful change for so many families living in fear of being torn apart, an action which will also serve to boost our economy. This is a real step towards protecting families and our national security while optimizing our resources and improving as much of the immigration system as he legally can while Republicans in Congress refuse to act. The American people are sick and tired of the GOP's...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • Obama Launches Immigration Message From Las Vegas

    11/21/2014 1:36:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 21, 2014 | By MIRIAM JORDAN
    * Obama : If House GOP Had Allowed a Vote on Immigration, It Would Be Law RIght Now *Obama: Im Not Giving Up on Comprehensive Overhaul With Congress *Obama: Immigration Reform Not Just a Latino Issue, Its an American Issue *Obama: Executive Action on Immigration Is a Common-Sense, Middle- Ground Approach *Obama: Congress Shouldnt Shut Down the Government Again Over Immigration Order (More to update.) LAS VEGASKicking off a campaign to sell his new immigration plan to the American public, President Barack Obama chose Las Vegas to sign his executive action offering work permits and a reprieve from deportation to...
  • The Pew Foundation's Estimate of Illegals Was Close to 70 Million More Than 5 Years Ago

    11/21/2014 6:58:47 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Stayfree | November 21, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Several years ago, the Pew Foundation (very liberal) did a detail survey and determined that the number of illegals in the U.S. at that time was at least 55 million and more likely up to 70 million. Since then, many millions more have sneaked into the U.S. and since then, every family has been creating anchor babies every 9 months which means that there are probably over 100 million illegals here...not the 11 million first mentioned during the Clinton administration. Our local elementary school is about 3/4 Hispanic. The Los Angeles City scholl system is estimated at over 90% Hispanic....
  • Bill Clinton on Obamas Amnesty: Borders Are Nets, Not Walls

    11/21/2014 12:22:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Former President Bill Clinton said that borders look more like nets than walls and stressed global interdependence ahead of President Barack Obamas executive amnesty announcement. So were back to the struggle were in, the chase, Clinton said in a speech at The New Republic magazines 100th anniversary gala Wednesday night. And every citizen, I believe, has an obligation in some form or another to build up the positive and reduce the negative forces of our interdependence, because one thing we do know and its the reason Im, Ive been so upset about the shape of this immigration debate in...
  • Dems praise Obama's 'courageous' first steps

    11/21/2014 7:22:25 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    Democrats hailed President Obama's move Thursday to halt deportations for millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. But the lawmakers were quick to frame the executive actions as merely the first step on a much longer path toward overhauling the immigration system, a move they say only Congress can realize. "It's bold, it's courageous, it's as good as it can be under the law," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "But that doesn't mean we wouldn't like to have a bill, and some of the provisions will have to take a little time to be implemented," she quickly...
  • Dem Rep: Republicans Wants To Use Xenophobia And Bigotry Against Latinos

    11/21/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC after President Obamas speech announcing executive amnesty, Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez told host Rachel Maddow that Republican disbelieved Obamas border claims because they wanted to use xenophobia and bigotry against Mexicans. MADDOW: The first thing the President announced tonight in his three part plan was yet further resources to the border, yet more resources in terms of stopping people from crossing in the first place, catching them when they do, and sending them back. [Republican operative Steve Schmidt] said no Republican in the country believes that is true. Thats obviously a fake assertion. Whats behind the refusal...
  • Kobach: Obama's Lawlessness Could Lead To 'Ethnic Cleansing' In America

    11/20/2014 6:11:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Sunday warned that President Obama's executive actions and general "lawlessness" on immigration could lead to "ethnic cleansing." Kobach, a vocal advocate of the anti-immigrant movement, claimed during his radio talk show that there was a strategy to replace American voters with Hispanic ones who favored socialism. "The long term strategy of, first of all, replacing American voters with illegal aliens, recently legalized, who then become U.S. citizens," Kobach said. "There is still a decided bias in favor of bigger government not smaller government. So maybe this strategy of replacing American voters with...
  • Top 10 Lies from Obama's Nullification Speech

    11/21/2014 10:26:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants. Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America. Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here...

    11/21/2014 11:43:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Several top Republicans have issued statements in response to Obamas executive amnesty order announcement promising to stop him. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, we cannot let this stand. The Presidents unilateral actions on immigration are a violation of his responsibilities and the trust the American people have placed in him, Issa said. President Obama is playing a dangerous political game with lives and deepening the mistrust that the American people and Congress have in his ability to faithfully execute the law. The President is not respecting our system...
  • Univisions Jorge Ramos: Obama Is Paying a Debt to the Latino Community

    11/21/2014 7:29:18 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    By announcing executive action on immigration policy, President Barack Obama is paying a debt to the Latino community, said Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos. In an interview moments after the president announced his executive decision to halt deportations and provide work permits for undocumented immigrants currently in the United States, Ramos suggested to Fusion colleague Alicia Menendez the move is especially important for Latinos considering his previous inaction on reform. Its an important victory for the Latino community, he said. President Obama had made reform a major platform of his 2008 campaign but failed to deliver in the eyes...
  • Elite Black Leaders Praise Obama Exec Amnesty that Will Hurt Black Workers

    11/21/2014 11:22:38 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, some of the nation's most prominent black leaders praised President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty even though granting illegal immigrants work permits will detrimentally impact black workers. At the National Press Club, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he applauded Obama for his executive amnesty, saying amnesty is not only about the "economic status of workers" but also about "compassion." He said it is "crucial to provide documentation" to all of the nation's illegal immigrants and declared that the NAACP stands with big-business interests and ethnic and social justice organizations in pushing for a more permanent comprehensive amnesty...
  • Al Sharpton Praises Obama: Executive Amnesty Opening "America Up For Everyone"

    11/21/2014 3:27:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hours before Barack Obama makes his executive amnesty announcement on Thursday, Al Sharpton praised the President for starting to "undo those locks" and opening "America up for everyone."
  • Grassley Says Obamas Immigration Action Worse Than King George

    11/21/2014 6:33:11 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | November 19, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    The next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said President Barack Obamas expected executive actions would go beyond the dreams of even King George III. As Democrats were gathering at the White House for a meeting with Obama ahead of the formal announcement of the immigration moves in a Thursday evening address to the nation, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, was on the floor of the Senate speaking about a series of administration actions that Republicans have found objectionable, ranging from the use of recess appointments to the transfer of five Taliban prisoners out of the prison camp at Guantnamo...
  • Congressman Doug Lamborn keeps alive the impeach Obama talk

    11/21/2014 11:01:21 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Denver Post ^ | November 20, 2014 | by John Frank
    A Colorado congressman is doing exactly what Republican leaders in Washington dont want him to do: suggest the possibility of impeaching President Barack Obama. Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs asked his supporters and constituents today to take a poll about how Congress should respond to Obamas expected action on immigration. The options: defund the request, impeach the president, sue the president, censure the president, do nothing. A screenshot of the survey from a link on his Facebook page, first reported by the Colorado Independent, is above. GOP leaders dont want the i-word mentioned at all they...
  • Obama's Amnesty Threatens To Shut Down Constitution

    11/21/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Amnesty: Pundits warn that a funding fight over the president's move to grant de facto amnesty to illegal aliens threatens a politically risky government shutdown. But there's something much more important at stake here. The Founders had good reason to give Congress the power of the purse: Short of impeachment, it's the most effective way to stop a lawless president from disobeying the will of Congress and usurping powers not granted by the Constitution. The question is: Will Congress use this power to thwart President Obama's shredding of the Constitution with his executive amnesty plan? Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman...
  • Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful (Bush sycophant!)

    11/21/2014 9:37:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law. She admitted on Thursday's The Five that though she "might be an outlier on this," she believed "Republicans are really boxed in" on Obama's amnesty. "I dont think that well have the answer to the constitutional question for years," she said. "And at this point, I think the President has the prosecutorial discretion to do what hes doing. Hours before Obama formally announced his executive amnesty, Perino said Republicans "cannot stop the President...

    11/21/2014 9:29:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2014 | by SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas leaders are united in opposition and ready to battle President Barack Obama over his unilateral attempt to protect millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. In a televised speech to the nation Thursday evening, Obama announced he was issuing a series of executive orders to enact immigration reform, and will likely soon face a lawsuit from the State of Texas, as well as other states with Republican leadership. As Breitbart Texas reported, Obama declared that he would be taking "actions that I have the legal authority to take as President" that would liberalize the rules for...
  • The Democrats Immigration Problem

    11/21/2014 8:53:52 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2014 | ZOLTAN L. HAJNAL
    SAN DIEGO PRESIDENT OBAMAS executive order eliminating the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is good policy. It is the right thing to do. But it is a dangerous move for the Democratic Party. Yes, immigration is an important issue for most Latinos and Asian-Americans. And yes, 63 percent of Latinos and 66 percent of Asian- Americans voted for Democratic candidates for Congress in the midterms. The executive order could solidify and expand that support for years to come. But Latinos and Asian-Americans made up only 11 percent of the electorate. Even if immigration were the only...
  • Aliens Removed or Returned: Fiscal Years 1993 TO 2013 (Obama lies)

    11/21/2014 8:12:29 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Aliens Removed or Returned: Fiscal Years 1993 TO 2013 Year Removals 1 Returns 2 Total 1993 42,542 1,243,410 1,285,952 1994 45,674 1,029,107 1,074,781 1995 50,924 1,313,764 1,364,688 1996 69,680 1,573,428 1,643,108 1997 114,432 1,440,684 1,555,116 1998 174,813 1,570,127 1,744,940 1999 183,114 1,574,863 1,757,977 2000 188,467 1,675,876 1,864,343 12,290,905 2001 189,026 1,349,371 1,538,397 2002 165,168 1,012,116 1,177,284 2003 211,098 945,294 1,156,392 2004 240,665 1,166,576 1,407,241 2005 246,431 1,096,920 1,343,351 2006 280,974 1,043,381 1,324,355 ...
  • American Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

    11/21/2014 6:11:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    American Legion ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | National Commander Michael D. Helm
    Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants November 20, 2014 Featured in National Security, Citizenship Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm today questioned the wisdom of the White House putting politics above national security if it carries through with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order. At a time when ISIS, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target, Helm...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Lawsuit Against Obama over Amnesty Executive Order

    11/20/2014 8:59:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 49 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | November 20, 2014 | Freedom Watch
    (Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014) Today, in response to the executive order President Barack Obama has signed effectively granting amnesty to about a half of the illegal aliens currently in this country, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona filed a lawsuit to enjoin this unconstitutional act. This lawsuit can be found at Sheriff Arpaio's lawyer is Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, former federal prosecutor and founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. Mr. Klayman recently succeeded in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency for having unconstitutionally accessed the telephonic metadata of nearly all American...
  • Dont Count Out the Court [which may strike down executive amnesty]

    11/20/2014 9:45:05 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/14 | Mickey Kaus
    With Obamas executive amnesty imminent, anonymous White House aides are cockily dismissing John Boehners threatened lawsuit against it as a stunt. Even among opponents of executive amnesty and Im with them theres a tendency to pooh pooh the suit. Its a loser, it will take forever to decide, its an attempt to redirect Republican rage away from budgetary remedies like denying funding, etc. Not so fast. Im all for giving defunding a try also holding up appointments but dont sell the lawsuit short. Ill even go so far as to lay down an Yglesias style marker:...
  • Immigration hawks eye Enzi's move to take budget committee gavel

    11/21/2014 5:25:05 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 11/21/14 | David Drucker
    Mike Enzi is threatening to take the Senate Budget Committee gavel from Jeff Sessions just as Republicans are readying to use their new majority and Congress spending authority to confront President Obamas executive amnesty. snip They lionize the Alabama lawmaker for how he has used his committee perch to fight comprehensive immigration reform, and they expected him to use the chairmanship to help direct opposition to Obamas executive action legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Sessions has demonstrated statesmanlike qualities in fighting for conservatives on immigration, budget, and welfare as ranking member of the Budget Committee. It makes no sense for...
  • I want a refund of all my legal fees plus years of interest: Legal immigrants ask for money back

    11/21/2014 3:53:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies ^ | 11/20/14
    ....Legal immigrants remember hearing about them? You might know one, or even be one. They work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs. They support their families. They worship at our churches. Many of their kids are American-born or spent most of their lives here, and their hopes, dreams, and patriotism are just like ours. Tonight, though, following President Obamas announcement of executive amnesty, many of them are feeling ripped off.

    11/20/2014 10:01:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obamas executive amnesty is something that is endangering our entire constitutional order as a democratic Republic. President Obamas executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass, Sessions said in a statement. The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permitsallowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness. Sessions noted that Obamas specific actions...

    11/20/2014 9:53:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday night, President Obama delivered his address to the nation on his executive amnesty. It was historic, both in its scope and in its dishonesty: the speech represented a closely-woven and incredible tapestry of falsehood, exposited with a straight face by the greatest liar in modern American history. To those versed in immigration and constitutional law, watching Obama lay out his program felt like watching a madman describe, with preternaturally perfect sincerity, how the moon was constructed of cheese: you know the argument is untrue, but its incredible to watch its dogged exposition. Obama opened with a glowing talk...
  • Idaho delegation responds to president's immigration action

    11/20/2014 8:27:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The members of Idaho's congressional delegation have issued their responses to President Obama's plan to defer deportation for certain qualifying illegal immigrants. Senator Mike Crapo "Rather than listening to the American people and respecting their voices in the last election, the President will instead impose his deliberately divisive action on the important issue of illegal immigration," said Crapo. "This unfortunate choice by the President will, most importantly, hurt immigrants in the long run and undercut future prospects for lasting immigration reform. In addition, the President has done an about-face on his executive role. Just last year,...
  • U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks blasts Obama's immigration plan, describes him as 'petulant child'

    11/20/2014 7:57:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Paul Gattis
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The far-reaching scope of President Obama's immigration plan unveiled Thursday night exceeded the expectations of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who described the president as acting like a "petulant child." "I expected the president to consider each of the individual parts of what he proposed tonight but even I was surprised at how far the president went with everything - including the kitchen sink - in order to appease the open borders wing of the Democratic Party," said Brooks, R-Huntsville. "It's astonishing." In an interview with following the speech, Brooks said Obama's plan is "declaring open borders"...
  • Local immigrants-rights groups applaud Obama's plan

    11/20/2014 7:40:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego applauded President Barack Obama's plans to take executive action on immigration, which is aimed at protecting millions of people living in the country illegally from deportation. Obama delivered a nationwide address on the topic today and plans to rally support for his order at a Friday morning event in Las Vegas. Itzel Guillen, a San Diego State University student who entered the U.S. illegally with her family 14 years ago, told reporters that Obama's action is a step in the right direction. "It doesn't necessarily mean that it's a permanent fix,...