Bam the Bully is at it again.
Obama is making his typical threats while doing his part to disrupt the bipartisan agreement Senate Republicans and Democrats have reached on immigration reform.
LAS VEGAS — Declaring that America’s immigration system is broken, President Obama on Tuesday called for a process to allow millions of illegal immigrants in the country to apply for citizenship, and he warned that he would send his own bill to Congress if lawmakers deadlock on a new Senate proposal.
It’s not broken. Obama just refuses to enforce federal immigration laws (see executive order stopping deportations).
In his first trip outside Washington since beginning his second term, Obama added to momentum on Capitol Hill in favor of an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, setting forth the principles for a top second-term priority — and perhaps the one most likely to be accomplished.
He didn’t do this during his first term as he promised so now that the Senate has an agreement, Obama travels all the way to Nevada for his photo-op and threat-making.
“We need Congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now,” Obama said.
“Now’s the time,” he said repeatedly.
At a public high school in a state with a population that is 27 percent Hispanic, Obama outlined the steps illegal immigrants could take to apply for citizenship. They would register, submit biometric data, pass background checks and pay fees before gaining a provisional legal status. After gaining a “provisional legacy status” and learning English, the immigrants would wait in line for existing immigration backlogs to clear before applying for permanent residency and citizenship.
I though asking for ID was racist. Guess that’s only when Republicans ask for it?
“There will be no uncertainty about their ability to become U.S. citizens if they meet these eligibility criteria,” according to a White House briefing document.
If they don’t, will Obama deport them by disobeying his own executive order that stops deportation?
“We have to bring this shadow economy into the light so that everybody is accountable,” Obama said in his speech. He said he hopes that proposal “provides some key markers to members of Congress as they craft a bill.”
While welcoming a newly announced Senate plan, Obama ventured beyond it in several respects. He said a framework for comprehensive immigration reform that was announced by a bipartisan group of senators Monday is “very much in line with the principles I’ve proposed and campaigned on for the last few years.”
The same principles President Bush proposed in 2007 and Senator Obama voted against.
But he warned that if lawmakers are unable to agree on legislation, “I will send up a bill based on my proposals and insist that they vote on it right away.”
The wanna-be dictator has spoken. A President can send any bill they want to Congress but Congress doesn’t have to vote on it. Guess Obama wants to pass more unread bill so we can find out what is in it later.
[…]But the two approaches differ, with the president proposing an unconditional pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The Senate plan links such a process to additional steps to enforce border security.
[…]For the first time, it would allow citizens and permanent residents to seek a visa for a same-sex partner.
What if an illegal has a heterosexual partner. Do they also get free citizenship? Fair is fair Mr. President.
To help recruit science and engineering professionals to stay in the country, Obama’s proposal would offer green cards to people who have received master’s degrees or doctorates from American universities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and have also obtained employment in the United States.
So educated immigrants who obey US immigration law must have a job offer before receiving their visas. It’s the opposite from the 11 million illegals. No education requirements. No job requirements. Already criminals since most are here ILLEGALLY. This is Obama’s version of a fair deal. Vegetable pickers over doctors, scientists and engineers. Add another 11 million to the poverty and food stamp registry.