Go secure the border barack.
This is a red herring. President Obama had a majority in congress for the
fiery two years of his presidency. To now blame others for this problem is
ridiculous. He had the ability AND opportunity to take action but didn't.
I'm losing hope that this POTUS has the ability to lead the country.
Obama created this problem in the first place with his "dream act".
Now, he acts like he's doing us a big favor by COMPOUNDING the problem.Sad thing is; the care and maintenance of 100,000's of thousands of
kids flooding over the border will be on the middle class. The "rich"
WON'T pay for them. The "poor" can't.We already
spend over 100 billion per year on illegal immigrant trespassers.
A bi-partisan group of Senators constructed a bill that had strong support. It
was passed over whelmingly by the Senate. Polls show it would pass the house as
well and BO would sign it. A small, radical, right wing segment (better known
as the T-Party) has cajoled House leadership from bringing the bill to the floor
for a vote. The GOP and our country continue to be held hostage be a small
block of representatives. The GOP and our country cannot move forward until we
rid ourselves from these radical, self serving politicans. Utahns need to
remove Chaffetz,Bishop, and Stewart this Fall.
Is there a valid reason why our "constitutional expert", who sits in the
White House, has not read Article 1, Section 1, which gives all authority to
legislate. Obama has NO authority to make law. His duty is to enforce the laws
passed by Congress, including his duty to close our southern border.He's had time enough to learn his duty. In January, if he continues to
abuse the office of President, he needs to be returned to Chicago and allowed to
try to find a job in the private sector.
It will be interesting to see what he thinks he can do without legislative
backing.... should be a fun last 2 years.
The truth is, Obama could've averted most of these immigration issues that
are currently besetting the country by simply complying with existing laws. As
it stands, he has shown a propensity for picking and choosing which aspects and
parts of immigration laws he wants to follow and which ones he wants to and does
ignore. The laws, as written, don't allow him or anyone else that level of
discretion. If Obama and his administration would simply now follow
existing laws regarding secured borders and deportations, much of the current
"humanitarian crisis" could and would be averted. It's as simple as
that. He's actually created most our current issues regarding immigration.
It's counterproductive to now try to blame Congress for most of these
issues. Granted, Congress does need to amend the 2012 immigration
law that is currently being misused by the minors now crossing the border.
It's being used and advocated in a way never intended. Congress needs to
allow immigration officials the ability to immediately deport these minors and
return them to their families in South America without unnecessary delays. It
needs to be unequivocally understood that there are no free immigration passes.
Yes, its sad when we have to break up families due to their poor decision to
illegally immigrate.Just as it is when we break up families when a
parent robs a bank.
These are all Gods children, and it's good to know Obama, Pelosi, and Reid
are reaching into their own pocketbooks to help provide care.What a
nation of fools we have become!
America is downgraded whenever Obama says "I'll act alone"!
ENforce the existing immigration laws. All of them.If he needs more
money to build fences, hire guards, deport anyone here illegally, then
let's give it to him.But, not a dime for care, feeding,
lawyers, lodging or processing of any illegal immigrant to stay here. Get them
home, and let them get in line and come here in accordance with our laws, and
they will be welcome.No amnesty, no pardons, no exceptions.Obama's failure to enforce our current laws, and his de facto amnesty
declarations are the bait that has lured this latest wave of underage illegals.
He can reverse that with his famous pen and phone instantly. Do it!If all else fails, then militarize the border and use all necessary force to
preserve our sovereignty and the rule of law.
"I will make things right." Famous last words of such dictators as
Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Amin, Pol Pot, etc. King John also tried that and we
ended up with the Magna Carta.
"I'll act on my own on immigration"Well, a President
has to take whatever steps are necessary to get things done.And if
our Tea-Party-contaminated Congress only wants to obstruct progress, then the
Congress should rightfully be circumvented for the good of the nation.I remember when Republicans actually wanted to solve problems instead of
being problems. . . . But that was long ago.I'm
actually nostalgic for the days when Republican leaders were merely incompetent
. . . And not intentionally destructive like so many of them appear to be now.
In January DHS was advertising to hire contractors to assist with an expected
60,000 immigrant children coming across the border from Mexico.The
problem of immigration that he has helped create in secret, he publicly says he
wants to fix.Kinda like the anti-virus software companies writing
the viruses you must buy their programs to protect your PC from.
Obama will go around Congress, despite the SCOUTUS decision just a few days ago
that he acted unconstitutionally with his false recess appointments. Obama is once again acting against the constitution. Unbelievable. Everyone agrees that immigration and the border is a mess. But Congress
writes the laws. The president signs the laws. He must work with Congress to
fix immigration. If Congress is not acting the way he wants, then he must turn
to the citizens to exercise their power of the vote.Citizens hold
the ultimate power--the power of the vote. Not the president. He derives his
powers from the people, and from the US Constitution, which was established by
the people. Our government is set up to protect the people from the powers of
government to abuse its citizens. But this president ignores the constitution
and abuses the laws and the people. Congress should fix
immigration. They should also remind the president of his place. It may
Obama counts those turned away, the vast majority, as deportations. He's
well lagging in the actual deportation department.There is been
legislation passed by Congress to build the fence and begin to seal the border.
That should be done first then everyone else here illegally should be handled
case by case. If the U.S. can use them as workers then give them legal status.
If they can't pass muster, then deport them.The U.S. can't
be all things to all people.
This guy is so dictatorially scary!!!
A nation by the people, for the people, and to the people has their elected
House of Representative officials criticized by the President who was told by
the Court he stepped over his authority. Over 400 men and women in Congress are
elected by their legislative districts to be part of a system that both
Democrats and Republicans participate in and control depending on election
results. Executive orders are end runs. He has elections this fall to gain
control of the House. He forced those Democrats to vote for ACA before they
read it. We have numbers of districts to protect the balance of power. This
President chose to make agreements with those men and women to promise them
something they couldn't do the next election to get elected. The
President;s party can blame the tea-party but the people choose.. Thank
goodness the court saw the right light.
Obama is all talk, no action!
If the President can enact laws at will, what do we have a congress for?
So after 6 years of promising to do something about illegal immigration, and 4
years with a Democrat congress, NOW he's going to finally 'do
something'?Mr Obama: BUILD UP THAT WALL!!
@FT and Gary O: What proof is there that the current Immigration Laws need
to be changed as opposed to being fully enforced? I invite you to cite the
results of full enforcement for any 3 year period since 1986 that show the
current laws did not provide employers with sufficient guest workers and quickly
removed those who were ignoring our laws. To my knowledge there is no such
evidence because even President Obama has not fully enforced the current laws.
So rather than tossing out changes that may help or may make the situation worse
I feel we need to fully enforce the current laws for at least 3 years to
determine what works and what requires changing.
If not for the tremendous wealth that illegal immigration represents to
"Conservative" Capitalists, illegal immigration would have been well
under control by now.But "Conservatives," interested in
keeping this endless stream of cheap labor flowing into America, have once again
OBSTRUCTED all reasonable attempts at stemming that flow, while voicing
sentiments exactly the opposite to what they actually feel.So yes,
it makes sense for Obama to take whatever unilateral actions he can in order to
do what is right to protect America and American workers.Meanwhile,
Conservatives, as usual, resist progress in that endeavor as much as they
can.I'm not surprised.
@ GaryO:Simple and verifiable facts that you should ponder:-
It's now a day after this article and there are over 20 replies.-
There is currently not a single "like" to your comment. That
actually tells all of us a couple of things:- That the direction of your
political feelings are very unpopular.- The Tea Party isn't the
"fringe" group, but your extreme left-wing is.There are
respondents from North Carolina, several from Texas as well as yours from
Virginia. And yet there is basically a consensus here that Conservatives
aren't the problem, but rather Obama and his left wing zealots are. That should give you pause to re-think your position and wonder why you
are following fringe thinking.,, why you are in an under 5% group... at least on
this comment board. And lastly, why is it that Obama and his political agenda is
so unpopular among the masses. Numbers don't lie. Politicians do.
Thankfully, there are more and more of us who are seeing through those lies.
Obviously, there are a few still being deceived. But it's not too late for
you to wake up, realize what's happening and change course.
@ Gary:You're still not getting it. Obama doesn't need to
take unilateral action. He just needs to follow existing immigration laws. He
needs to once and for all secure the border, as current law demands... with
whatever means necessary. And he needs to start making and processing quicker
deportations. Turn-backs at the border are needed and are good. But they
shouldn't count as deportations like the administration has been doing.Whether it's business people looking for cheap labor or democrats
looking for future minority votes, the real issue right now is that the
government, under the direction and leadership of Obama, is not following
current immigration laws as they are written. And all the verbal rhetoric and
finger pointing from you or any other Obama apologist won't change those
It was Obama's "acting alone" that created the current mess at the
border.He has created a new magnet by offering the DREAM act.Now we
have children wrapped in tin foil blankets, disowned by their parents in a
effort to force the US to give them status.Please Mr. President,
don't take matters into your own hands again.
Copacetic –“There is currently not a single
"like" to your comment.”Oh my! You’re right!But that’s to be expected. My comments wouldn’t have gone
over well in Nazi Germany either.I would have been booed off the
stage at a Nazi Party Rally.
Gary O. Your last comment is disturbing. Are you now comparing the American
citizens to Nazi Germany? If I remember my history correctly, it was Hitler who
led the Germans into a devastating war and genocide on an unprecedented scale by
first dividing the country and then obtaining powers he was given to correct his
own divisive actions. That, to me, sounds a lot like Obama who just asked for
more authority and resources to correct a problem he created. Scary, huh?Furthermore, what president in history has denigrated his opponents as
much as Obama? None in my long lifetime. Most of them at least had some grace
and dignity which this POTUS lacks.
GaryO,I really don't think you want to go into comparisons with
today's political situation and the Nazi party. It will not end well for
you. Objective results will show that the Obama administration is much, much,
much more similar in action and in policy to the Nazi party than the GOP is
(there are similarities on both sides, though).
Congress loses again. This will swing the elections blue again.
Why is the House not rising the threat to impeach? In my opinion there is
already ample evidence on many fronts to draft articles of impeachment for this
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@GaryO...Attention usual nonsensical right wing neo-con tea party intellectuals!
First off, I must recover from the gut wrenching laughter and utter disbelief
that some adults today could possibly lack so much knowledge. GaryO in no way
was making a comparison between the American people and the Nazis but most of
you were already aware of this fact. However, since the mantra of the right is
spin and make believe I honestly should no longer be shocked by any comments I
read by the usual anti Obama sheep. Comments that consistently not only lack
thought but most important facts and merit. In closing, basic research along
with simple fact checking would prevent any more typical right wing anti Obama
comments. This I believe would be much better for everyone involved rather the
same old rhetoric you all seem to repeat back via D.N posts. Also, I would like
to believe as adults how many "likes" a comment receives obviously based
upon geographic location is elementary and irrelevant. After all our President
defeated the Republican party nominee twice and that's the poll that truly