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Iowa Rep. Steve King plans to sue administration to halt implementation

Published: Friday, June 15 2012 11:48 a.m. MDT

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dlw7
LOGAN, UT

Do we not have an immigration policy in place? The problem, it would seem, is that it is not being enforced and people are looking for a way to circumvent it. This immigration mess should have been dealt with long ago. Our borders are a big joke. There should be a sign there saying, "Just walk in. Everybody welcome. Apply for assistance at the nearest State Welfare Office" because that is what is happening. Nobody want to offend anybody, so anything goes.

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Obama is helping out intelligent, thinking, freedom-loving voters because he is very consistent--consistently wrong. Every single policy he embraces is dangerous to this country and its future, and this one is right in there among the worst. We're spending trillions we don't have trying to structure and change the other side of the planet by invading small third-world nations and killing their peasants in unconstitutional, unaffordable, unwinnable "wars" . . . yet we fail to control or stop the unfettered invasion of our own homeland. It's astounding, and dismal to the extreme. I used to wonder how Germany went so wrong so fast under the Hitler regime, but now it's easy to see how this can happen. All you need is a fast-talking, evidently charismatic person at the helm promising to give everyone everything they ever wanted with no price to pay, and you can rapidly begin that slide into oblivion. It's happening, and we can't get this guy out of Washington fast enough. Let's see if Americans are smart enough to do it.

Transaction7
Commerce, Texas

Hate to admit it but Obama has pulled off the political move of this election cycle, and yes, under the President's absolute pardon power provided by the Constitution, he does have all the Constitutional authority he needs to do this and more in this area of the law. Technically, he could just pardon all the illegal immigrants in America except that really would create a purely political backlash. See also the President's foreign relations power.

The statutes of limitations would protect bank robbers, child abusers, and crooked politicians but not someone brought here as a small child who has done no wrongful or illegal act.

JFK family member & adviser Theodore Sorenson said publicly about 1959 that we would see these millions of Hispanics stream across our border and do nothing about it, and no President or Congress has until now.

Badger55
Nibley, Ut

Transaction,

"With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed."
-Barack Obama
March 27, 2011

Seems to not only contradict what you say, but also what he did this week.

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