On Thursday evening President Obama decided to thumb his nose at the Constitution and the collective history of our wonderful nation. He told America that he will be issuing Executive Amnesty for some 5 Million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.
Here is his speech
The White House has kindly created a bulleted list for us so that we can read and reread the horrendous plans that President Obama and his team have developed for our nation.
Here’s a quick and dirty explanation of what is really happening.
“Executive amnesty to fast track green cards for illegal aliens,” the source, who is well versed in the immigration debate, explains.
“In other words, the President is going to give illegal immigrants a fast-track to green cards and citizenship denied to the vast majority of legal immigrants. Surely these ‘waivers’ will be granted generously. Green cards confer access to almost all US welfare benefits and ultimate citizenship, chain migration and voting rights. This at a time of course when 58 million working-age Americans don’t even have jobs.”
What do “we the people” think about Obama’s plans for our future?
Support for Obama's amnesty plans in polls this wk Ras: 34/53% NBC/WSJ: 38/48% USA Today: 42/46% Now I see why networks aren't carrying it
— Brandon (@Brand_Allen) November 20, 2014
Yeah, not so popular.
Here’s how some of the Republicans we elected to stop Obama’s efforts responded.
Rep. John Boehner
“By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left, His ‘my way or the highway’ approach makes it harder to build the trust with the American people that is necessary to get things done on behalf of the country. Republicans are left with the serious responsibility of upholding our oath of office.”
Senator Rand Paul
“We will not sit idly by and let the President bypass Congress and our Constitution. President Obama is not above the law and has no right to issue executive amnesty. His actions blatantly ignore the Separations of Powers and the principles our country was founded on. The President has said 22 times previously that he does not have the power to legislate on immigration.”
Senator Ted Cruz
“His actions are not only unconstitutional and in defiance of the American people who said they did not want amnesty in the 2014 elections, but they are also unfair to every immigrant who has come to our nation legally.”
Governor Rick Perry
“The president’s decision tonight will lead to more illegal immigration, not less. It is time for the president and Congress to secure our border, followed by meaningful reforms. There is no more time for political grandstanding.”
Senator Marco Rubio
“We need immigration reform. But the right way to do it is to first bring illegal immigration under control by securing the borders and enforcing the laws, then modernizing our legal immigration system. After we do these things, we will eventually have to deal with those here illegally in a reasonable but responsible way. The President’s actions now make all of this harder and are unfair to people in our immigration system who are doing things the right way.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus
“The last time the President issued a politically motivated executive order to change our immigration laws, he precipitated a crisis at our border, leaving thousands of children at risk and ripping apart the families he claims to want to protect,” Priebus said. “Granting amnesty does not secure our borders. Sadly, rather than trying to solve our country’s immigration problems, the President’s actions are intended to poison the legislative process at a time when he should be working to bring Americans together.”
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