In a bid to continue the ineffectual immigration legacy of President Obama, if not a pander for Hispanic votes, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to, if elected, introduce comprehensive immigration “reform” within her first 100 days in office.
Already that’s “luring (immigrant) families to the U.S. and wrecking innocent lives,” according to a statement from the National Border Patrol Council. The labor union representing 16,500 workers says what Mrs. Clinton proposes would be worse than Mr. Obama’s “disastrous” amnesty.
More executive actions would add chaos at the southern border, providing cover for drug cartels and Islamic extremists to gain entry, according to the Border Patrol council, which backs GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“We are already seeing a massive influx of activity on our southern border,” according to the council.
As it is, Obama’s pockmarked “pathway to citizenship” led to state lawsuits, a federal judge’s injunction and finally a deadlocked Supreme Court. Now Clinton vows to expand Obama’s executive actions on immigration, USA Today reports.
Any comprehensive “reform” begins with Congress — not with empty campaign promises from either candidate. And until the people’s representatives determine what those reforms should be, it is the president’s sworn duty to uphold this nation’s immigration laws.
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