We’ve seen example after example since Barack Obama took office of his “king” complex. We have the golf outings while America is at war… a practice that George W. Bush suspended. Then, Obama chose to chat on “The View” rather than attend the Boy Scouts’ 100th anniversary celebration. And, of course, we’ve seen him push through legislation that the country does not want, simply because he wants to advance his own socialist agenda. Now, we see that his quest to ensure his reelection and a Democrat majority knows no limits. In the face of growing support for Arizona’s illegal immigration law and America’s opposition to amnesty, Obama is looking for ways to bypass Congress and grant amnesty himself.
As reported in a story on FoxNews.com, a draft memo has surfaced which “outlines ways the administration was exploring to legalize swaths of illegal immigrants ‘in the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.’ The memo describes how to, ‘reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.'”
Several Republican senators wrote a letter to President Obama regarding the memo, and they are waiting for a response. [Sen. David] Vitter expressed frustration Sunday.
“The first letters were in June. We had heard rumors about this sort of activity; no answer. We followed up in July; no answer,” he told Fox News. “Then this 11-page memo has gotten out, and it’s not alleged anymore. It’s right there in black and white. So, again, we’re reiterating our strong concerns, and still no answer.”
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, whose popularity has soared since taking a stand against illegal immigration, told Fox News, “If they did something like that, I think there would be a huge uprising in America. I don’t think the people of America are going to tolerate that.”
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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was the first to release the draft memo and has been outspoken in his opposition to any efforts by Obama to bypass the legislative process. As noted in a story in The Iowa Independent, Grassley has asked the Obama administration for “a commitment that the administration has no plans to use either authority (deferred action or parole) to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.”
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs finally spoke on the matter on Friday, and guess what he said? He told Fox News, “The White House doesn’t support amnesty and I think people that support comprehensive immigration reform don’t support amnesty either.” Wow… that was enlightening.
Gibbs said that “we” need “to figure out how we’re going to secure borders.” Figure out how? I think we all know HOW to do it… the problem is that the federal government WON’T do it. Gibbs blasts Arizona for taking charge and says that the fix must be at the federal level, yet the Obama administration won’t enforce the existing immigration laws.
Now, we see Obama’s team looking for ways to run around Congress and grant amnesty by Obama decree. That is NOT the American way! Obama may be looking for a simple way to add millions of new Democrat votes, since the existing voter pool is fed up with “change we can believe in,” but it’s not going to work. America is a country of laws, and if the federal government won’t enforce those law and protect the American people, the states will.