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Executive Immigration Action

"Fixing" it without Congress.

Jun. 30, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner made clear last week that major immigration reform was dead this year in the House. Therefore, Barack Obama had no choice but to do as he always does anyway – begin “a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” The president insisted he “would love nothing more” than to avoid unilateral action and instead sign legislation from Congress. “I don’t prefer taking administrative action,” he added. “I would greatly prefer Congress actually do something. I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing.” He concluded, “The failure of the House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for or future.” Obama will continue to blame Republicans, but his strategy is to create a crisis by undermining Rule of Law. More…

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