Republicans Struggle for a Unified Response to Obama's Immigration Order

Monday, June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a shift in his administration’s immigration policy that changes the lives of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. The executive order — which effectively fast-tracks many of the policies proposed in the bi-partisan Dream Act sponsored by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio — is welcome news to immigrant communities.

Over the weekend, the Republican Party struggled to rally around a unified response.

Discussing the announcement and its implications are Todd Zwillich, the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, and Joshua Treviño, the vice president of communications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.


Joshua Treviño and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Joe Rosenberg

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Did the President take "matters into his own hands" and "sandbagged" his oath of office to uphold the laws of the land? Have all the serious journalists been replaced by fatuous political cheerleaders?
Sen. Rubio's legislation is legislation to be debated and voted on and not an authoritarian decree by the President.

A President's contempt for the US Constitution is not a joke or a game.

Undiscussed of course is how hundred of thousands of new work permits will effect the already high unemployment rate.
If this is not putting selfish political interest over the interests of the nation than what is?

Jun. 18 2012 09:33 AM

Reporting fail on all levels. President Obama himself stated less than a year ago he does not have the power to make this change - it falls to congress. The biggest news, this enormous expansion of Presidential power by Obama is not even discussed, just how it effects Romney. How about the effect on all future Presidents. What is created by Presidential fiat can be erased by Presidential fiat. What will never go away is the increased Presidential power.

Jun. 18 2012 09:06 AM

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