UPDATED (see below): Obama ignores reporter’s questions.
Don’t dumb this down by stating ‘it’s just an attempt to get more votes.’ Let’s call it what it is…
TYRANNY |ˈtirənē| noun ( pl. -nies) unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.
That, or a bloodless coup.
Obama called it. America watched it happen.
‘The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting’ ~ Barack Hussein Obama
Obama Grants Amnesty For 800,000 ILLEGAL Immigrants
(Fox) The Obama Administration will stop deporting and issue work permits to as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have never committed a crime, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday.
Napolitano said the change is needed to ensure enforcement resources are not expended on “low-priority cases” and are instead focused on people who “meet enforcement priorities.” But the move angered Republicans, who viewed it as an overreach by the administration on a matter that should be addressed legislatively.
“Today, I am announcing that effective immediately, young people brought to U.S. by no fault of their own and meet several criteria no longer are removed from country or entered into removal proceedings,” Napolitano said in a conference call with reporters.
The election-year announcement was met with surprise and question by at least one GOP lawmaker.
“This is another example of executive overreach,” Florida Rep. Allen West told Fox News.
‘Executive overreach?‘ Now there’s an understatement. – Sad Hill
West said he just learned about the policy change and that such a move should have come through legislation on Capitol Hill where it could be debated.
“That’s how we do business in the United States,” said West.
President Obama is scheduled to further discuss the issue this afternoon on national television
The policy change was reported first by The Associated Press. Two senior administration officials told the wire service the policy partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the U.S. illegally, but who have attended college or served in the military.
UPDATE (06.15.2012): Government-Subsidized MSM is labeling this DC reporter as a ‘heckler’… Oops! They forgot to include ‘racist.’
Obama Ignores Questions About Amnesty Decision
(DC) President Barack Obama declined to take any questions from reporters about his controversial and significant decision to offer a de-facto amnesty to at least 800,000 foreigners aged 15 to 30.
The president turned and walked away from reporters at the end of an early afternoon address in the White House’s Rose Garden, even though two reporters called out questions about his decision.
The announcement of the decision comes at a time of record unemployment among low-skilled workers, Hispanics and African-Americans.
For example, less than 50 percent of younger African-Americans have full-time jobs, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment among Hispanics, youth and African-Americans rose in May, according to the BLS.
Obama justified his immigration decision by saying it is supported by business lobbies.
The president has often used this no-questions strategy when making important or poll-boosting announcements.
Obama’s deputy, Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, followed the same strategy Friday during a morning telephone press-conference. She gave a short statement and then left the conference while two officials provided not-for-attribution answers to selected reporters’ questions.
The reporters selected to offer questions included established media outlets and Spanish-language outlets. The chosen outlets included the Los Angeles Times, CNN, National Journal, Univision, The New York Times and La Prensa.
The selected reporters did not ask about the controversial impact on American workers.
During the Rose Garden event, Obama depicted the immigrants as Americans except for their legal status.
This pitch blurred the political distinction between Americans and foreigners, and helps him portray the illegal immigrants as deserving of American citizenship.
American citizenship is a highly valued status, because it provides Americans with legal protections worldwide and gives them access to the shared wealth and sympathy of other Americans. Millions of illegal immigrants have risked their lives to win the prize for themselves and their children.
Obama has been under increased pressure from Hispanic lobbies to provide access to citizenship for up to 10 million illegal immigrants, whose arrival will boost the clout of ethnic lobbies.
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History of freedom: HERE
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