Obama’s Threat To Change Immigration Laws Meets ResistancePosted: June 30, 2014 | |
Not Everybody’s Favorite President
For The Daily Caller, Neil Munro writes: GOP leaders say President Barack Obama will only make immigration problems worse if he goes ahead with his Monday threat to unilaterally alter the nation’s immigration laws.
“I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” Obama said in a Rose Garden speech Monday afternoon.
“Additional executive action from this president isn’t going to stem the tide of illegal crossings, it’s only going to make them worse.”
— House speaker John Boehner
Deputies will identify “actions my administration can take on our own, within my existing legal authorities, to do what Congress refuses to do and fix as much of our immigration system as we can,” he said.
“I expect their recommendations before the end of summer and I intend to adopt those recommendations without further delay,” he said.
“If the Obama administration rewards illegality and fails to enforce the laws or secure the border, we’re going to be back at this same place in 20 years.”
— Senator Chuck Grassley
House Speaker John Boehner was quick to condemn the move. ”The president’s own executive orders have led directly to the humanitarian crisis along the Southern border,” Boehner said in a statement, “giving false hope to children and their families that if they enter the country illegally they will be allowed to stay.”
Since May, a surge of women, youths and children from Central America have crossed the U.S. border in the hope of establishing residency via immigration court.
Experts suggest they’re following a path created by Obama, who directed immigration officials to grant work permits to at least 560,000 younger illegals between June 2012 and late 2013….(read more)
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