Obama has drawn back for the time being from his promise of an executive amnesty, largely in the hope that Democrat Senators in red states might benefit in November.
The big Democrat brain trust had apparently thought that amnesty for millions of foreign lawbreakers would be accepted by stupid-generous Americans, but the mood of the country didnt support that idea. For one thing, the jobs-poor economy has made many citizens pessimistic that the changes might be permanent and foreign workers were cited as one cause of the unemployment.
In addition, citizens became unsettled at the sight of the open border allowing thousands of illegal alien children (plus their families) to flood in and with the hope of receiving maximum free stuff from the US welfare system. Border anarchy angered voters, as politicians learned when they visited their districts over the August recess. An August Rasmussen poll found that 53 percent of voters believed the illegal alien kids should not be allowed to attend American schools.
So the obvious time for Obama to jam through an illegitimate, unconstitutional amnesty creating millions of future Democrats is after the election.
Heres the press release from Senator Sessions office:
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after a Politico report about Senate Democrats’ continued support for the President’s planned executive amnesty, modified only by their desire to alter the timing until after the election:
“A development today reported by Politico ought to send shudders down the spine of those who care about our representative system of government. In an article entitled ‘More Senate Democrats urge Obama to delay immigration order,’ we learn that Senate Democrats—instead of opposing the President’s executive amnesty—urge him to issue it after they face voters in November. As one office relayed to Politico: ‘Obama should use his executive authority to make fixes to the immigration system, but after the November elections.’
The only thing that is more shocking than Senate Democrats’ support for the President’s planned executive amnesty is the cravenness of asking him to proceed beginning the day after the midterms. Once again, powerful politicians are colluding with powerful interest groups to deny you, the American citizen, the protection of your laws and your voice in government. They don’t care what you want, or what you think—they scorn and mock our good and decent citizens for wishing their laws to be enforced.
Never in recent memory has the divide between the everyday citizen and the political elite been as wide as it is now.
Just today, the President reiterated his commitment to implement an executive amnesty that would include work authorization for millions of people who entered illegally or illegally overstayed a visa—allowing them to compete for any job in America. His planned action would also reportedly include a massive boost to the already-huge supply of low-wage labor brought into the U.S. for large corporations.
The immigration debate comes down to several central questions:
• Does our country have the right to control its borders and decide who comes to live and work here?
• Do citizens have the right to expect and demand that the laws passed by their elected representatives be enforced?
• Should American workers get priority for jobs and wages?
Any Senator who believes the answers to these questions are ‘yes’ must support the House-passed bill to block the President’s planned executive amnesty—and demand Leader Reid call it up for a vote. Not one Senate Democrat has done so.