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Border crisis scrambling the
politics of immigration policy

Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty and David Nakamura

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/12/2014 10:41:40 PM

Until now, the politics of immigration have been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats. If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win. And if Republicans blocked it, the GOP would further alienate crucial Hispanic and moderate voters. But with the current crisis on the Southwest border, where authorities have apprehended tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children since October, that calculus may be shifting. Republicans and even some Democrats have accused Obama of being insufficiently engaged in a calamity that many say he should have seen coming.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/12/2014 10:46:23 PM     (No. 9921894)

Eventually this will hurt Obozo and Democrats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/12/2014 11:07:45 PM     (No. 9921903)

I wouldn´t trust those Republicans in DC not to roll over and pass amnesty either.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bassman, 7/13/2014 12:41:24 AM     (No. 9921942)

Obama "should have seen coming"? He orchestrated this mess!! By the time Americans come to realize what is truly happening it will be too late!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/13/2014 2:48:55 AM     (No. 9921980)

The Post is only interested in how the politics of this will hurt Obama and the dems.The story also suggests Obama didn´t see this coming when he was an integral part of the planning and execution.If it snuck up on him,he´d have the nat.guard on the border as soon as it started happening.

They also claim ISIS snuck up on Obama even though he´s doing nothing about it.It´s hard to believe truckloads of enemy combatants going down the main road can´t be taken out by bombers or drones.One of the oldest tricks in the books is bombing holes in the road so they can´t travel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/13/2014 3:19:05 AM     (No. 9921982)

#3 is spot on. The press is whistling past the graveyard on this. Obama planned this and will of course do nothing about it except to blame the Republicans - predictably´. The diseases are of great concern especially that our Border Patrol guys are getting stricken.

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