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  • White House on Executive Amnesty: Obama is Just Doing What Reagan and Bush Did

    The Obama administration insists that there’s nothing to be concerned about with regard to the president’s upcoming announcement on executive amnesty. After all, they say, he’s following the lead of Republican presidents.

    The president does have significant authority and this is authority that’s invested in the executive branch of the United States,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart program. “This is the authority that previous presidents, both Democrats and Republicans have used. President George H.W. Bush used some of this authority to help some immigrants in this country who are not covered under existing immigration law … President Reagan did something similar.”

    Unsurprisingly, Balart wasn’t interested in challenging Mr. Earnest on exactly what Bush and Reagan did. Obama’s expected announcement of amnesty for up to 5 million illegals is unprecedented in both its size and scope.


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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