GOP bristles over Obama pressure on immigration

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 30, 2014 1:20 p.m.

    A lesson to be learned.

    How does North Korea, and Iran handle immigration?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 2:45 p.m.

    What is the point of the NEW LAW, when you have a President who refuses to enforce laws we currently have and covers up scandals like Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA and VA?

    Waste of time dealing with a Lawless President!

    Cheney was right, worst President in History!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 29, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    Secure Communities works, except when politicians get in the way.
    There were two main objections to it:
    1) The race card. What do you do about that? The guy is in the county jail and his fingerprint scores a "hit." The scanner doesn't know the color of his skin.
    2) The program used the word "convicted." Most folks in the jail haven't been convicted yet. That loophole needs to be closed.

    The overarching problem is capacity. If someone is identified in the county jail they need to be picked up. But ICE is unable to keep up with the demand, so they prioritize and the program loses meaning.

    In the end, the problem is the same; Washington lacks the political will to enforce laws that have been passed by Congress and signed by the president.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    May 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    And we recently heard about how the justice department has released thousands of crimminal illegals back onto American streets. These aren't just visa violators, but violent people as well. Notice how the mainstream media has been keeping us informed on that one? Haven't heard about it you say? Only on FOX News I guess. I tell you. If Obama had been a Republican he would have been impeached by now.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    May 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    Like the article clearly pointed out, Americans have lost confidence in the administration's ability and willingness to enforce existing immigration laws. Obama has shown a strong tendency to pick and choose which existing laws he will enforce or ignore. He can't legally do so, but does anyway. Just one more reason why his popularity numbers keep dropping in the polls. And now to near record lows for a 6th year incumbent president.

    Acting unilaterally to create and/or ignore laws is always a bad idea. It sets a bad example and creates lots of political enemies. One of Obama's campaign promises was that he would reach across Congressional isles for more compromising between parties.

    And yet just the opposite is happening. There continues to be more political ideologue bickering than at any time I can remember in my half century of living. It's created a Washington DC stalemate that is only getting worse.

    If the administration would simply get serious about enforcing existing immigration laws, much of this current controversy would take care of itself.

    Sign carriers say "Keep families together". There's an easy fix. Just don't break laws to begin with.