Obama announces his illegal executive action on immigration reform

Posted by on November 21, 2014
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Obama’s order will not give legal status for undocumented immigrants but a three-year delay for deportation proceedings. They will also not be eligible for subsidies under Obamacare or Social Security benefits. A key element of Obama’s plan is to instruct immigration authorities to target those undocumented immigrants who are dangerous rather than law-abiding undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and residents and others. Obama said authorities would go after “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a Mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.” White House leaders insist that Obama’s moves are deeply grounded in law and constitutional precedent, despite claims by Republicans that they represent an unlawful overreach of his authority as president and his oath of office. President Obama emphasized that undocumented workers broke the law and will be held accountable. Democrats insist that Obama’s moves were in line with immigration actions ordered by presidents, including Reagan and George H.W. Bush, for years. The changes that Obama announced, however, fall far short of the reforms that could be enacted were Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill. House Republicans have passed around a letter calling upon House leadership to block funding for the implementation of current or future executive actions that would create additional work permits and green cards.   Read More at Examiner.com

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Lawrence Lease

Lawrence Lease is chief journalist and editor for eyeonamericanews.com, and college student at USF studying Mass Communications. He considers himself a political junkie, always watching the major news networks (Fox,CNN,MSNBC). Lease spent 14 years in Wasilla Alaska.

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