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Obama pledges to redirect immigration
enforcement, conceding defeat on overhaul

Washington Post, by Zachary A. Goldfarb & David Nakamura

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Posted By:Drive, 6/30/2014 3:26:31 PM

President Obama will acknowledge Monday that there is no hope for legislation overhauling the immigration system in Congress this year and announce he is redirecting immigration enforcement from the interior of the United States to the border. The action, which beefs up efforts to stem illegal immigration across the border but could slow efforts to deport undocumented immigrants already in the country, is one of series of executive actions Obama will pledge since the House decided not to take up immigration legislation this year. The announcement represents the ends of hopes in the White House and elsewhere that the House might pursue legislation to strengthen the nation’s borders and immigration enforcement while also providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The Senate passed such a bill last year.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 6/30/2014 3:37:20 PM     (No. 9905829)

I feel like I have entered the Twilight Zone. Obama took the entire time blaming Republicans and stating that he has offered many times to "work with them" on these issues. It is absolutely stunning to me the ease in which he so easily lies and is able to shift every blame on Republicans while he remains untouched. I don´t look forward to the usual weak, pathetic, ineffectual response from Republicans. Obama is a cunning and evil master of manipulation. I wish the Republicans knew half as well to play the chess game as the megalomaniac Obama. His total and complete arrogance is just astonishing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 6/30/2014 4:03:03 PM     (No. 9905871)

The public hates expanding immigration. This is a loser for the Democrats.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/30/2014 6:26:34 PM     (No. 9906032)

Obama never said that he was going to redirect immigration enforcement, what he said that he was doing is redirecting appropriate Homeland Security personnel to the borderline and that does not mean that they are being sent there to effectively enforce the law. In reality Obama does not want to stop the illegal alien flow, what he wants to do is legalize it, just as he wants to legalize every poor and uneducated illegal alien he can find. As long as the liberal Democrats have grounds to consider just about all illegal aliens to be potential Democrat voters mass uncontrolled illegal immigration will only get worse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Texastealady, 6/30/2014 9:32:05 PM     (No. 9906190)

#2 - "Americans hate ILLEGAL immigration."
No one minds or shouldn´t people who want to come here legally, have NO crime record, work hard, pay taxes, learn English and be proud to be an American. And let all your extended family get in the back of the line too.

Big difference.

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