Just because the media has been quiet about immigration and border security lately doesn’t mean any issues have been settled. While border crossings may have slowed, the number of illegal immigrants residing in the United States continues to rise.
Don’t let your friends and family forget that as we head toward Election Day.
President Obama still, in cowardice, refuses to move forward with his plan for immigration reform until after the election. He knows the American people will not be happy with any sort of amnesty plan – and he doesn’t want to hurt voter turnout for Democrats.
Just this week, his former opponent Mitt Romney called the decision to wait “a very shameful thing” because Romney believes the President has a responsibility to the people to say what he plans to do before the election.
But his promised executive action on immigration is already being supported by the likes of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who said in a Monday interview:
“If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law…to take action in the immigration arena.”
Of course, Presidents have the ability to use executive action but that doesn’t mean they should do it every time they disagree with Congress – especially on issue as crucial and consequential as immigration policy.
And if you had any doubt about what the President plans to do, information revealed yesterday may put those to rest. Fox News reported that “the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards.”
Of the course the Administration says it has nothing to do with Obama’s coming action – but this revelation is telling.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said today that Obama’s plans for immigration reform are a bad idea and bad public policy.
“It harms to the ability of the Congress to do immigration reform and most importantly, it violates the U.S. Constitution, “ said Goodlatte, also noting that “no one trusts the President to enforce the [current] law.”
Just because the Left doesn’t want to talk about immigration doesn’t mean you have to keep quiet. Bad policy is coming and there’s precious little time to prevent it.
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