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Dems Now Demand $4B Without Changes To ’2008 Law’

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

By JIM KUHNHENN and ERICA WERNER | July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the South Texas border…

Democratic resistance to such changes hardened, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi changing her stance Wednesday and announcing her opposition to altering the law in a way that would create shortcuts around the immigration court system for Central American youths.

Wow, we’re really blindsided by this. We were so sure Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats were serious when they said they were willing to change the 2008 law in exchange for the $4 billion dollars Obama is requesting.

Who could have foretold that in just a matter of days they would all flip, and they now all oppose changing the law? (A law that was one of four subsequent changes to the original 2000 law.) 

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus also took a firm stand against any changes in a meeting with President Barack Obama. "We made an impassioned plea that the children be protected and that we follow the law," Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said afterward...

Which law? The 2008 law that says these extra provisions can be waived in the case of an emergency? As noted by its author, Dianne Feinstein.

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, said Obama assured the group that the due process rights of the minors would not be compromised, while Gutierrez said Obama does not need a change in law to speed up the immigration process…

Can Mr. Gutierrez and Mr. Castro explain why the ‘children’ of non-contiguous countries get additional legal protections that are denied to the ‘children’ of Mexico and Canada?

And while we are on the subject, we are also curious as to why there has suddenly been such a giant surge in cases of sex trafficking?

And how come HHS is handing these children over to perfect strangers, if we are really so concerned about protecting them from sex trafficking? (Which is something that would not even be necessary if the 2008 law were changed and their deportations were immediate.)

The lawmakers also spent time pressing Obama to take executive actions to decrease deportations of immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally but who have been in the country for some time…

In other words, even in the middle of the current catastrophe the amnesty fanatics keep pushing.

On Tuesday, Pelosi’s office said she opposes those changes, a shift from last week when she said that changes to the 2008 law would not be a deal breaker on Obama’s request for emergency spending for the border…

But now she has completely given up any pretense.

Much of the $3.7 billion in emergency spending Obama is seeking to address the border crisis would be used to increase enforcement at the border…

You would think even the AP would be embarrassed to keep publishing such a blatant lie. But you would be wrong.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. You can leave a response.

2 Responses to “Dems Now Demand $4B Without Changes To ’2008 Law’”

  1. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. recently turned up on a list, released by the Democratic Socialists of America, as one of 70 demonic-rats that caucus with them and do their bidding. You people should read the insane proposal that came out of those 2009 meetings. their plans are playing out right on schedule. They aren’t hiding anymore people.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3573.....ca-10-1-09

  2. Cutting active duty troops so we can give that money to children who got dropped on our doorstep

    Sure. That makes sense

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