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Hardheaded Obama Rewards Law Breakers With Immigration Amnesty

President Amnesty opened his primetime address on immigration tonight by saying we should not be “trapped by our past” but be “able to remake ourselves.” That’s ironic considering the fact that Obama has spent years building the case against the very same executive action he is about to take.

Tonight Obama said certain illegal immigrants will have the opportunity to stay in America so long as they meet specific requirements. Given Obama’s track record on enforcing laws (He has changed Obamacare more than 40 times) and being transparent with the American people, this is a heaping pile of crap.

In one breath Obama went from crowning himself Deporter-in-Chief, touting fudged deportation numbers, to promising that he won’t kick illegal immigrants out of the country.

Obama said he wants to deport “felons, not families,” and promised to beef up the presence of  border agents. “Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character. What I’m describing is accountability–a common-sense, middle ground approach,” Obama said.

America’s character is enshrined in the U.S. constitution, not in emotional appeals that lead to executive actions outside the law.

Obama urged against ripping children from their parent’s arms, while promising to rip apart the Constitution.

If you’ve been living in America for more than five years or have children who were born in the U.S., you can remain in the country, Obama illegally promised. Pass a background check, pay your “fair share of taxes,” and you’ll be able to apply for temporary citizenship status, he claimed.

Even though Obama has repeatedly explained how he doesn’t have the legal authority to halt deportations or grant a pathway to citizenship, saying, “I’m not the emperor of the United States,” that’s exactly what his three-part amnesty does.

“And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: pass a bill,” Obama said.

And so, here stands an implacable man incapable of coming to grips with the fact that America has moved on from him. His policies were rejected by voters, and now he seems to be lashing out like an ill-tempered child. It’s petty. And it won’t end well for his party.

It’s still unclear what Congressional Republicans are prepared to do in response to Obama’s immigration orders. However, according to the Washington Post, Speaker John Boehner and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are desperate to get this immigration fight “behind” them.

Obama is expected to sign his executive amnesty orders Friday after a rally at a Las Vegas high school.

We’ll be sure to follow this story as it develops.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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