Michigan Democrat Gary Peters assured voters that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for Obamacare, but later supported the loophole that is now allowing young illegal immigrants to enroll in the program.
Here’s what President Obama had to say Wednesday about taking executive action, specifically on immigration.
Human smuggling groups in Central America and disinformation about American entry policies are the main drivers behind the current crisis involving more than 50,000 illegal immigrant children that sought entry into the United States, according to U.S. officials.
President Obama’s 2012 executive action ordering immigration officials to refrain from deporting young illegal immigrants caused the recent surge of illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors, according to the Daily Signal.
Hillary Clinton is finally toeing the Democratic Party line with respect to the immigration crisis on the southern border. In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Clinton sided with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who opposes any changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that would make it easier to process—and, if necessary, deport—the tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who have crossed the border in recent months.
“No, I don’t agree that we should change the law,” Clinton said. “That’s why I’m advocating an appropriate procedure, well-funded by the Congress, which they are resisting doing, so that we can make individual decisions.”
In fact, Congress has tried to take action. One proposal from Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas) has attracted bipartisan support, but Reid and other Democrats oppose it because it would make changes to the 2008 law. And apparently, Clinton shares this position. The American people, on the other hand, overwhelmingly favor reforms to the 2008 law in order to address the border crisis and facilitate the deportation process.
Eighteen out of 20 illegal immigrant children failed to appear in court for their immigration hearings in Texas on Tuesday, Dallas News reported.
Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said earlier this month that he is unable to stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons, and people from Central America, according to Defense One.