Presidente Barack Obama has followed through with this threat of signing a sweeping executive amnesty order for illegal immigrants with his primetime TV announcement that he would sign the orders on Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Obama’s move was purely political, as he and the Democrats continue to reel over their 2014 midterm election debacle, knowing that jamming through amnesty for illegal immigration would only serve set up Republicans as anti-Hispanic in the eyes of current, and potentially future Hispanic voters, if and when they decided to challenge the President on his executive amnesty orders.
During his address, Obama mentioned that he would push forward with his executive orders because the House of Representatives failed to, or refused to take up and allow a “simple vote” on the controversial and pro-illegal immigration “Gang of 8″ Senate bill cosponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, which Obama said was a fair “compromise.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on Fox News before Obama’s address, telling Americans that the Senate never sent over Rubio’s “Gang of 8″ immigration bill.
The Senate’s 2013 immigration reform, aka “Gang of 8″ bill, has paved the way for Obama’s executive amnesty orders.
Here is what Rubio stated prior to Obama’s address:
“We need immigration reform. But the right way to do it is to first bring illegal immigration under control by securing the borders and enforcing the laws, then modernizing our legal immigration system. After we do these things, we will eventually have to deal with those here illegally in a reasonable but responsible way. The President’s actions now make all of this harder and are unfair to people in our immigration system who are doing things the right way.”
Sophomore Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) offered a more bare-nuckeled smackdown of Obama’s executive amnesty play:
“The President cannot change the law by fiat. Obama’s edict usurps the legislative power of Congress, damages our constitutional system, and creates a precedent that will likely lead to the further erosion of our liberty.