The @WhiteHouse is Pushing Amnesty on Twitter: Let’s Avoid an Obamacare Déjà Vu
The White House is pushing amnesty on Twitter today:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 25, 2013
Here’s the Latinos OFA echo:
— Latinos OFA (@LatinosOFA) October 25, 2013
But many Americans are asking the same question Andrea Tantaros posed recently:
Obama at WH says it’s time to fix a broken immigration system. Wasn’t that what he said about healthcare?
— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) October 24, 2013
With Obamacare’s botched up rollout and folks’ premiums skyrocketing across the country, it’s no wonder that so many of us are fearful that President Obama and his Administration are going to try to “fix” our immigration system too.
To be clear, it’s not just conservatives that are pointing out Obamacare’s many flaws. Many of the most prominent and the staunchest liberals in the media have begun to point out the Administration’s failures.
Who could have predicted on September 30, 2013, the day before the HealthCare.gov website launched, that terms like “malignant cancer,” “big failure,” “outright lying,” and “almost criminal,” would be coming from liberals to describe Obamacare’s rollout?
Would an immigration overhaul – which for liberals is code for amnesty – be any different?
The President and the Senate want to take an amnesty first approach, and that is something the House of Representatives cannot accept, and Rep. Raul Labrador even said, “it would be crazy” to negotiate with the White House now on immigration.
Politico reports that the House GOP leadership has no plans to move forward with immigration reform this year, though they note the dynamics could change.
For now, Heritage makes the following recommendation:
Thankfully for conservatives, new legislation is not needed to fix our broken borders. By working through the budget process, Congress can provide more support to existing border security programs. Congress should work to improve cooperative activities with state and local governments as well as with Mexico and Canada. Congress should also make and oversee targeted investments in border infrastructure and technology to assist Customs and Border Protection in its mission. Furthermore, Congress should use the power of the purse to demand that existing laws be enforced and current security and enforcement programs be fully leveraged to stop those who break U.S. immigration law.