This Date in Obama’s Administrative Amnesty: June 29, 2011

This Date in Obama's Administrative AmnestyDuring a June 29, 2011 White House press conference, President Obama side stepped a question about whether he would sign a mandatory E-Verify law if Congress passed one. “[I]f you receive a mandatory E-Verify bill only, without legalization, are you planning to veto that bill?” a reporter asked the President. “[W]e need comprehensive immigration reform,” replied Obama, indicating that his priority is amnesty. “We may not be able to get everything that I would like to see in a package, but we have to have a balanced package.”

In response, Congressional Republicans rejected the premise that mandatory E-Verify must be tied to a “comprehensive” amnesty bill. “E-Verify should be considered as a stand-alone bill,” said House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas). “It is not an immigration bill, it’s a jobs bill,” he said of his own mandatory E-Verify legislation.

Read more at FAIR’s President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement.


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  1. avatar
    Barbara Griffith on

    The person I would like to see in the White House in 2016 is Dr. Ben Carson. I think he would be head and shoulders above Mrs.Clinton. His coloring means nothing to me I would be looking at his integrity and honesty and I feel this man is loaded with both. For one thing he is not a bottom feeder politician. I hope he runs for the office, this broken country needs his intelligence and leadership. He is the only person i would vote for and I’m not the only one out there that feels like this.

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    Snarky Republican on

    Once again, the Republicans are not racist. Dr. Ben Carson, Allen West and Herman Cain are republicans. Mr. Obama’s incompetence has nothing to do with his race. The race card is the easiest thing to grab onto when you’re grasping at straws.

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      While it is certanly true that all Republicans are not racist, there are a large number who are. The red states are predominately southern, and while there are racists among the blue states, the red states are have a larger sha re. I would like to see fewer immigrants, including so called skilled workers. Taking the skilled from other countries weakens there economies, taking the unskilled weakens ours. It would be preferable for foreigners to strenghthen there countries, rather than abandon them.

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    The Senate bill includes mandatory e-verify but it doesn’t even start for 5 years (joke). According to Pew, only about 10% of American business participate in the current voluntary program for obvious reasons. A mandatory e-verify would not only stop illegal immigration but would also empty the country of the 12 million leeches already here. The biggest obsticule is the US Chamber of Commece who wants the labor but just doesn’t want to pay for it. If these same businesses can’t make it without exploitation, they don’t belong in business.

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    Dempsey Coleman on

    This Whole Illegal Immigration Fiasco is another Obumer Self Inflected Wound on America is by Design.
    Obumer is using this in order to try and Force Republicans to Pass Schumer and Rubio’s Amnesty Bill that lets Criminals get Amnesty no matter how Many Crimes they have Committed no matter if they have Killed someone that was DWI. at they Time, Rape is not a Disqualifier either no matter how many times they have Committed.
    Just as Fast and Furious was intended to prove our Guns were Responsible for all the Murders down in Mexico..
    It was Rumored a couple of years that they were Running Commercials down there on Radio and TV that you could Send their Kids to America and they would be Allowed to Stay. If this does not Convince Americans We Need a Senate Controlled by the Republican Party then Nothing Will. I hope people will Flood D.C. today and Reject this Criminal Act by this Regime. But at this time it does not look very Likely.

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    arnlof sweigeir on

    Keep it up and soon we will have the whole world. Crossing the border if there is no immigration reform………

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      Your Senate “reform” bill would not require e-verify for every job for at least five years and even that is not a set deadline. So how is that different from now? How many would come here illegally in those five years?

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        arnlof sweigeir on

        Leland u Assume when I say reform I mean the Senates bill…..that is the problem. We have as…..u and the GOP assumes all the time the same thing u. R too old mentally and so is the GOP…… We need reform to fix things….thus way we will be in trouble…

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            arnlof sweigeir on

            OK so u r awake and young……Legalize all illegals that meet the. Criteria to enhance our system…..companies ought to have at least 50,% Americans before hiring foreigners unless proven there is a need……change the humanitarian laws put in place by the GOP…..etc etc….it is co.llex. but we. Need to do thus fast and together…. Not the way the GOP treats our president….. To punish him from the start because he is a black man….and in the meantime the GOP is sinking the country…. the GOP belongs to the dark ages…..