President Obama’s Immigration Orders Sweeping in Scope

Obama_signing_112414As President Obama concluded his prime-time speech last Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released ten immigration policy memoranda that are sweeping in the number of aliens they cover and the relief they provide. Combined, the policy memos apply to approximately 5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and an untold number of aliens outside the U.S. who will be allowed to enter the U.S. under new policies designed just for them. In terms of relief, the policy memos offer illegal aliens relief spanning from deferral of deportation and work authorization to a pathway to citizenship. They also create special exceptions for certain workers seeking to enter the U.S.

While the detail covered in the memos is breathtaking, here is a short summary of some of the major changes to immigration law made by the Johnson Memos… Read More – Legislative Update: 11/24/2014

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    Their “reform” is always heavy on excusing illegal entry. Enforcement is always undermined.

    What does our southern border and the events in Ferguson have in common? In both situations the president sides with lawbreakers. Several month ago, in direct contradiction to previous policy, border patrol agents were told to retreat when someone sent a rock whizzing by their head. Which is giving the criminals what they want, which is moving back the border patrol in order to cover for illegal crossings.

    And when the grand jury decision was handed down in Missouri, the president, before he even bothered to look at the facts, as usual, declared that the protestors “anger” was “understandable”. Understandable to who? The same criminals like Brown Jr., who robbed and assaulted a store clerk and then tried to grab a cop’s gun? But we know the president’s “go to guy” on all things Ferguson was Al Sharpton, one of the biggest race baiters to tread the halls of the White House.