WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy and grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in a go-it-alone move that will deepen a partisan divide with Republicans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil his executive order aimed at making changes to the country’s immigration system on Friday during a trip to Las Vegas, according to media reports.
With President Obama’s administrative amnesty hanging in the balance, Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (Mich.) pointed out that Congress has the ability to stop it.
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.