Another Word from the President on Immigration, Amnesty
President Obama magnanimously suggested Tuesday he’s still willing to compromise on immigration reform:
President Obama suggested Tuesday he’s willing to compromise on immigration reform, telling a group of law-enforcement officers that he’s “not hell bent” on getting every word of a Senate bill to his desk.
But Mr. Obama said among his core principles that must be part of the law is a “fair” pathway to citizenship for those living in the country illegally.
The president said there’s a “narrow window” remaining for Congress to act on legislation, and he’s encouraged that Speaker John A. Boehner and other House Republican leaders “are recognizing that blocking immigration reform is not an option.”
He’s “not hell bent” on getting every word of a Senate bill to his desk? Well, that’s a relief since the Senate’s 1,000-plus page bill is basically Obamacare 2.0 — from its extreme cost to taxpayers to its carve-outs for special interests.
And of course, he’s threatening us with a (subjectively defined) “narrow window” of time to get something done.
Quick! Let’s pass a bill that would totally and completely undermine the rule of law, reward illegal behavior, and massively burden American taxpayers.
Of course, if Congress doesn’t “compromise” with the Obama administration, they plan to use executive action to get their way.
The ramifications of the President’s lawlessness are serious. As the Washington Times reports:
On Monday, a report showed that immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013 despite the administration’s promises that it has been focused on deporting people with criminal records.
Illegal immigrants released from custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have amassed thousands of drunken-driving convictions and domestic violence convictions and have also been convicted for numerous acts of homicide and manslaughter.