Don’t Boo, Vote!

If the American people want amnesty, they can have it
Want immigration reform? Make Nancy Pelosi Speaker again. It's that easy. (AP)

Here’s what President Obama had to say Wednesday about taking executive action, specifically on immigration.

Confusion on the Border

U.S. officials: Criminal groups in Central America, disinformation on U.S. entry policy, are major forces behind immigration crisis
two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held

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.

The People vs. Harry Reid

Voters reject Democratic obstructionism on immigration
Old millionaire is out of touch. (AP)

Congress is working on a legislative solution to the immigrant children crisis on the southern border, which the Obama administration now admits they had anticipated back in January yet still did nothing to stop it.

As the Huffington Post reports,  a 2008 anti-trafficking law, which many say has exacerbated the crisis, is at the center of the debate:

The law requires unaccompanied minors from countries other than Canada and Mexico to go through a hearing process to determine if they are eligible to remain in the U.S. through asylum or other relief. But the 57,000 unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since October have overwhelmed the system, making the 2008 law seem unsustainable to many.

Republicans say the 2008 law must be changed as a condition of approving any funding for the crisis. Most Democrats say it should be left as is.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), for example, who opposes a bipartisan bill that would reform the law, and make it easier for the U.S. to return non-Mexican immigrants to their countries of origin. He has dismissed the legislation, sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas), as another “crazy idea” from House Republicans. Reid has yet to produce legislation of his own to solve the problem.

U.S. Lawmakers Have Reduced Security Assistance to Central America

Restrictions fueling current immigration problems at U.S. border
A temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base

U.S. lawmakers have reduced security assistance to Central American countries that have become increasingly violent in recent months, in part fueling the current immigration problems at the U.S. border, experts and military commanders say.