“President” Obama made his well-announced speech this evening about his plans on immigration reform. His televised speech was to inform the American people how he was going to single-handedly take the necessary steps for roughly 5 million illegal immigrants to take the path to citizenship here in the United States. A path that has been traveled once before when Ronald Reagan along with Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
In 1986 the steps taken were constitutional even though the original bill was butchered to get the job done. This year Obama’s plans are to do what “he” feels is the right thing. His plans are to bypass Congress using executive orders. His plans go against what the majority of the American people are clearly asking for from their government.
As for his speech, I totally agree with one comment Obama made this evening. Obama commented by saying…
“But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.”
As for the rest of it, well that is a whole other thing. Obama claiming to actively work on immigration issues since he took office is correct, but not in the way he presented it. In his speech, he states he increased border patrol agents and technology. In turn securing the borders and decreasing the number of illegal immigrants that crossed the border in the past six years.
While I agree with him being active, I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers how Obama and friends tried to work on immigration reform. How about his handling of the Bill which was passed in Arizona in 2010. Let’s not forget Obama’s top cop Eric Holder working with him on the Fast and Furious scandal. Those are just two of the many ways Obama has been working hard for our national security. I won’t even mention the Feds over-reach of power when it comes to American citizens protecting their own land along the border.
In his speech, Obama points out how Congress had put forth a bill which did not pass because of the “Republicans in the House” wouldn’t allow it. It really pains me to see the so-called leader of the free world act like a child who didn’t get his way and is now going to leave with his ball. Too bad Obama if it doesn’t go the way you wanted. We have a representative republic here in America and if you were looking to be a king or dictator, you should have gone some where else like Kenya or the Middle East.
As in 1986, President Reagan and Congress had good intention (so they say) and we the People believe in our elected officials to do the right thing and keep to their word, we can’t expect any different approach to how this time it will be done correctly. All it will do (in my opinion), is to make it more appealing to sneak into this country illegally so in another thirty years, we can have this same situation again. His speech was nothing more than political tactic being used to prepare for the 2016 election. Obama has no legal authority to go forth with these plans of his towards making over five million illegal immigrants citizens. Obama should be impeached if he actually signs any executive order in regards to his immigration reform speech.