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I am sorry to have to report yet another event that makes me question not only the Obama administration’s intent and motivation, but more fundamentally, its allegiance. Naturally, this latest action by the administration is receiving little attention.
Now you would think refugees and asylum seekers who have provided “limited material support” to terrorists might be barred access to our country. But not according to the Obama administration. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security and the State department wrote new exemptions for the Immigration and Nationality Act which narrowed a ban to exclude refugees and asylum seekers who had supported terrorists.
Obama administration relaxes immigration ban on refugees who have supported terrorism
Many conservatives oppose comprehensive immigration reform because they don’t trust the Obama administration to implement border-security and enforcement measures in good faith. The White House has already shown a willingness to selectively enforce existing immigration law without congressional approval, and has repeatedly invoked executive authority to make changes to Obamacare.
Even Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), an architect of the Gang of Eight immigration bill, concedes that such conservative skeptics have “a valid point.”
“You have a government, and a White House, that has consistently decided to ignore the law, or how to apply it,” Rubio said on Fox News Sunday. ”Look at the health-care law. The law is on the books. They decide which parts of it to apply and which parts not to apply. They issue their own waivers without any congressional oversight.”
Rubio noted that Gang of Eight critics often ask what would prevent the administration, in the event that a comprehensive immigration reform bill is signed into law, from implementing the aspects of the law it likes (legalization), while ignoring aspects it doesn’t like (border security and enforcement)? “Quite frankly, I think it’s difficult to find a good answer to that,” he said — not exactly a ringing endorsement of the Gang of Eight bill.
Obama says our worst problem is Bush went overboard on Executive Power. Then does MUCH worst than Bush
Obama on "Executive Powers"
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Wow, has Fox news and it's wacko minions, THE WHOLE REPUBLICAN PARTY have twisted your mind irreparably. Obama has deported more illegals than Bush. I have no great love for Obama and Pelosi but all the charges/criticisms that have been brought up by Republicans are a joke. They have nothing.
When Obama was elected they said that their number one priority was to destroy his presidency and I believe they have stuck to this.
They have put the good of country for 8 years behind the task of making him look bad. These people are main criminals and everything that comes out of there mouths is poison. I think you've been swallowing the poison for too long to see it for what it is.
edit on 9-2-2014 by fripw because: (no reason given)
Amid the geyser of Democrat lies is one that gets little attention. It was regurgitated unquestioningly in Juan Williams’s column in the Hill today: “The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants in four years than President Bush did in eight years.” This is simply not true, even though PolitiFact rated a similar claim as “half-true.”
In any case, the real lying here is from the administration itself. It should come as no surprise that they are playing games with statistics to create a false impression. It wasn’t enough that Obama inherited an infrastructure built up by the two previous administrations to deport many more illegal and criminal aliens than before — they had to lie in order to be able to boast of a “record level” of deportations. Representative Lamar Smith, House Judiciary chairman, has unearthed the facts on the Obama administration’s statistical lies.
First, a little necessary background: The people who count in the “removals” numbers (which is what administration flacks mean when they boast of “deportations”) are legal immigrants who’ve committed crimes or illegal aliens caught inside the country. (The immigration statistics yearbook says, “Removals are the compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States based on an order of removal. An alien who is removed has administrative or criminal consequences placed on subsequent reentry owing to the fact of the removal.”) Those numbers do not include “returns,” who are Mexicans caught sneaking in by the Border Patrol and dumped back across. (The yearbook again: “Returns are the confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United States not based on an order of removal. Most of the voluntary returns are of Mexican nationals who have been apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol and are returned to Mexico.”)
The reason this matters is that, as Representative Smith determined, the administration has started counting certain “returns” as “removals” in order to artificially inflate the numbers and create a “record level” of deportations. Specifically, those illegals caught by the Border Patrol who are shuttled to a different town along the border before they’re returned are being dishonestly counted as deportations.
Republican lawmakers are assailing new exemptions from antiterrorism laws the Obama administration issued this week for war zone refugees seeking to come to the United States, saying the rules are examples of unilateral action by President Obama that weaken immigration security.
“With today’s national security threats,” Mr. Goodlatte asked, “why would we ever willingly loosen our immigration laws to allow those who have helped terrorists game the system?”