By November 21, 2014 Read More →

The president overreaches on amnesty

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The most alarming aspect of President Obama’s executive action on amnesty isn’t necessarily what he is proposing, but the method in which he plans to do it.

Though poll results vary widely depending on how the issue is framed, polls indicate that Americans broadly, though shallowly, support some type of pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Small groups of citizens on both sides of the issue care passionately about it, but neither side has mobilized the public enough to persuade Congress to act.

The President is seizing upon this “gridlock” as an excuse to take action himself, using the pretense of prosecutorial discretion to effectively grant amnesty to millions of people who have entered the country illegally.

It’s a striking reversal of course. Three years ago, Obama told immigration activists that he couldn’t “bypass Congress” and “change the laws” on his own…

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