In what is clearly a pat on the back of lame duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to give an important announcement about an immigration order coming. I’m sure that will help relive the sting of the Republican massacre of Democrats in the election.
Like Obamacare, we will probably have to wait to see what is really in this order after it has become law. According to CNBC.com, Obama plans to announce an executive order on immigration in Las Vegas on Friday. Read the article here.
It isn’t really a surprise that Obama would be ignoring the clear message from voters during the election and going it alone on this one. And people though Bush was a cowboy!
This will come with consequences for Obama come January. It is bad policy to allow such loose immigration and flat out ignore existing law. We live in a nation of laws and checks and balances of power in the government.
Is it immigration itself that is the problem? No. No Way. This nation has a strong history of immigration. We should be welcoming the best and the brightest minds and lovers of freedom and prosperity from around the world on a regular basis. The problem with this order is it rewards lawless immigration and it burdens taxpayers as these immigrants draw on government programs.
Tell Obama and Congress that this is not what the American people want. Tell them we want political discourse where all of our elected officials can debate and work out a comprehensive plan that works for all of America; not just Obama and the left.
There are very good reasons to have border security. A xenophobic policy of simply keeping immigrants out is not a cornerstone of any good policy. Preventing ILLEGAL immigration and securing our border from legitimate threats like terrorists and disease are certainly things we should not be ignoring and should be part of any real solution to the immigration issue. It’s too bad Obama doesn’t want to discuss these real issues.