(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an issue likely to be seized upon in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Republicans hope to use President Obama’s immigration executive order to “fracture” Democratic support for the president.
Last summer the southern border disappeared. Unaccompanied minors from Central and South America surged across the Rio Grande. Desperate parents had sent their children thousands of miles north. The impoverished girls and boys were housed in ramshackle facilities before being sent elsewhere. The images were heartbreaking. They seemed drawn from a post-apocalyptic future. And they were entirely preventable.
The New York Times reports that President Obama is preparing to disregard the results of the midterm elections by taking executive action to provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, despite overwhelming evidence suggesting the American people would not support such action.
President Obama will unveil as early as next week a 10-point immigration plan to be carried out through executive action, Fox News reported.
A ballot measure in Oregon that would have granted driving privileges to individuals that could not prove they were legally living in the United States failed on Tuesday.
Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly said that if and when the Ebola virus escapes its containment in West Africa, infected people may flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America.