Immigration looms as late year flash point

Immigration looms as late year flash point 

Posted: 6:40 pm Thursday, November 6th, 2014

By Jamie Dupree

Even as Republicans get ready to take charge of the U.S. Senate in January, all signs are pointing to a intense political showdown before that change in power occurs over executive actions on immigration by President Obama, which could well thrust the issue to the top of the agenda in the new Congress.

A day after the President made clear he would push ahead with unilateral actions, Speaker John Boehner joined Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell in warning the President not to make that choice, arguing it would ‘poison the well’ between the parties.

“When you play with matches, then you take the risk of burning yourself, and he’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path,” Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill.

The original White House plan was to push ahead with executive actions on immigration before the November elections – but when it became apparent that could cause major problems for Democrats – the President agreed to wait until later in the year.

And when you look at the calendar, there isn’t much time between now and New Year’s for such decisions.

“I have no doubt that there will be some Republicans who are angered or frustrated by any executive action that I may take,” the President said at his post-election news conference.

“Those are folks, I just have to say, who are also deeply opposed to immigration reform in any form and blocked the House from being able to pass a bipartisan bill,” he added.

Still, action on immigration could unleash a storm of protest from the GOP – and even some Democrats.

Stay tuned on this one.

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DaveFrancis
DaveFrancis

Conservative success in Midterms is to reconcile Round One in the Conservative "Civil War” and should therefore be heartily deserving of Congratulations. The Oval office minions left the U.S. Constitution in tatters and on life-support. “We the People” declined Obama's imperialist disorder and constitutional lawbreaking. But now constitutional conservatives, the Tea Party must hold the Republicans Establishment to the agenda that they have promised, after to being reseated in the Senate. Woe is them if they fail to get this derailed nation, back on its tracks.

Tea Party Patriots put it frankly: “You’re welcome, GOP. Now you must keep your promises.”  Tea Party Conservative have warned: “The GOP owes its victory to its foundation and now breaking any promises now will put their majority if they expect any chance for the presidency in '2016 in danger.” We don’t need any kind of Obama’s Socialist ideas, which is in the gray area of Communism—when his ideology is to force Americans more dependant on government than their own abilities? The majority who vote for him and his extreme philosophies are the people who demand freebies, such as food stamps and living off the rest of us.

First the new Congress must cut the ‘purse strings’ for all costs to any new Executive Order, especially for another amnesty. WE MUST FACE THE TRUTH THAT REPUBLICAN HARD LINERS WANT AN UNRESTRICTED FLOW OF LABOR AND WILL SHELTER THEIR OWN DARK PLOT BY BLAMING THE WHITE HOUSE, WHEN ESSENTIALLY THEY ARE IN AGREEMENT OF ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY?

The new Congress must seal the border, revitalizing former President Bush 2006 Secure Fence Act and build a stronger border force of agents, plus more eternal network of ICE personal to chase down employers hiring illegal aliens. This is essential no matter the massive cost for the next 2 years for sure and probably into the future. The cost of building double layer fencing along the Southwestern far outweighs the merciless expense of paying hundreds of billions for welfare programs for financially supporting illegal alien. Annually American taxpayers get clobbered for paying extraordinary amounts for ‘Anchor Babies’ as they are called and the families. Nor should the 40 percent of ‘Overstay’ tourists who come on limited visas and never go back be welcome? Its not just the border region, but foreign nationals who slip through the ICE policy cracks and we pay for it, because their is no real deterrent at entry and exit ports, We need mandatory control of entry into the United States and President Obama’s lethargic laws are not meant to stop anybody.

Mass numbers of disease-infested illegal aliens are hemorrhaging our southern borders with Obama spurring them on. In a sudden event different viruses are prevalent around the country, showing up in areas where Obama’s mob secretly dumped thousands of minors in schools around the country. One such disease spread like wildfire across the country, attacking children with paralysis and also death. What no administration will tell you is the impact of the 1 million of more, which come legally. A large part of it is ‘chain migration’ that invites parts of families sponsored by a relative already here. Supposedly the original sponsor must financially support them, but it is a weak law and that people who arrive fall upon welfare again.

Be honest with you--that I do not even trust the Republican establishment, as they like the Democrats are backed by Special interests, when the major issue is illegal immigration. In the spotlight are the Chamber of Commerce and the rest of big business for cheap labor and to lower wages.  If Obama passes some form of general amnesty, it’s going to be more heavy taxes for all Americans.

In California we have a real nutcase selling his soul to stay Governor, Jerry Brown indicating that his state is a sanctuary for illegal aliens. Yet this idiot is crowing about shortage of water. Already California has huge urban sprawl, which are forever growing, jammed highways and an eroding infrastructure.

With huge gains in the midterm elections, we have some potent work to do. The task at hand is huge. It can't wait?



Rolling back Obama's objective of Ultra-Socialist government has not failed yet, the Conservatives forging full steam ahead is going to be a monstrous undertaking. There are the ugly facts of the
Benghazi massacre, Fast and Furious gun running, spying by the IRS and an out of control Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Secondary to dismantling is a 2nd Amnesty is reducing the size of Government. Did you know that WashingtonDC has very little unemployment other than the rest of the country?

What we need from the new Congress, which will be minus that obnoxious Senator Harry Reid is shrinking all government agencies and returning them to state management, such as the Dept of Education. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no longer controlled by Obamas zealots who tried to erase the coal industry, and minimize drilling for oil and natural gas. It’s time to promote more exploration of ‘The Peoples Land’ for our abundant resources. American public should demand the expedited advancement of the XL Keystone Pipeline? We need less energy dependence on foreign nations and more in self-reliance? A reduction in the menacing size of the federal deficit, that is increasingly out of control. We need a flat tax or consumption tax and dismantling the inept IRS. No more pandering to foreign nationals with lax food stamp laws, and any of Obamas executive directives should be rescinded or re-assessed. Our military needs to be rebuilt, to strengthen America and protect us from domestic and foreign enemies. Dig out the all the House bills that Sen. Harry Reid squirreled away, to halt them from reaching the Senate to vote upon.

And about ‘Obamacare’ that is the Affordable Care Act which is not affordable, when I just learned from the TV that penalty for not having insurance, is going to go up continuously annually.