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Democrats: Obama Will Bypass Congress On Amnesty

From The Hill:

Democrats: No bluff, Obama will go it alone on immigration

By Mike Lillis | June 26, 2014

The Obama administration is "not bluffing" in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday… [I]f the Republicans don’t act in July, the Democrats say, unilateral changes by Obama are inevitable.

"We’re at the end of the line," Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We’re not bluffing by setting a legislative deadline for them to act. "Their first job is to govern," Menendez added, "and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions."

Why isn’t Mr. Menendez in jail?

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on… "I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today," Durbin said. "And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration."

There really needs to be some serious push back against these constant threats. Congress needs to put Obama on notice that they will impeach him if he does amnesty via executive order. And the country, which doesn’t want amnesty, will back them. Are they trying to start a second Civil War?

The remarks come a day after Boehner announced his intent to push legislation allowing the House to sue Obama for what the Republicans say is a habitual inclination to overstep his constitutional authority…

So this is as ‘in your face’ as it gets.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Democrat in the upper chamber, said Boehner and other Republican critics of Obama’s executive actions have "a very good antidote" for their fears: "Put a bill on the floor." …

"If they don’t bring any bill to the floor, the president has no choice — on a humanitarian basis and on a policy basis — to act where he can on his own," Schumer added.

In case anyone still doubted that the current flood of illegal alien children wasn’t orchestrated by the White House and the Democrats in order to ram through amnesty, one way or the other.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 27th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Democrats: Obama Will Bypass Congress On Amnesty”

  1. yadayada says:

    I know I’m whining here, but…
    what bill need they submit? the laws regulating immigration already exist. even the flaccid gop need only chant “enforce law as written, you’re not above the law.” at every microphone within a 3 mile radius of congress.

    dream sequence – morning session opens in both houses of congress. then suddenly like fans at a stadium starting the wave, republicans simply begin chanting, “enforce the law as written, you’re not above the law.” it need not be loud even. just conversational tone and volume. after hours of crying and screaming from reid, pelosi, et al the media bustles up like a mob to ask only the dems what they think of these insane republicans. republicans form a semicircle behind them and continue the chant. Americans everywhere finally understand.
    wake up. yawn. stretch. begin another day realizing I live in a nation largely similar to a 3rd world south American country I was stationed in 30 years ago. (except they actually enforced their immigration policies)

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