Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – President Barack Obama seems headed for even more direct confrontation with the Republicans in Congress today by revising his previous executive actions.
Already, House Republicans are taking legal action against Obama for what they are calling abuse of his constitutional authority when he issued executive actions granting some 5 Million undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation.
But today, Obama, speaking at the White House, said, “I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked about executive action this month. I am taking an action that is fully within my legal authority. I am now granting not just temporary relief but full amnesty.”
Obama’s announcement on the eve of Thanksgiving Day was most welcome news for Cheese and Mac, the two turkeys granted full amnesty today in accordance with White House tradition.
Houston, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – George W. Bush today accused Barack of Obama of plagiarizing the Republican president’s May 15, 2006 speech on immigration.
Last night, Obama delivered a prime-time speech to announce executive actions he was taking to provide deportation relief to some 5 Million undocumented immigrants.
Bush said, “if you listened very closely to what Obama said, he practically copied my speech from the Oval Office which I made in 2006”
Both speeches touched on exactly the same themes: that the U.S. is a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants; that we need to secure our borders; that Congress needs to pass an immigration reform bill; and that what they were proposing was not amnesty.
Speaking from the Bush family ranch in Houston, George W. demanded that Obama apologize to him and the nation for stealing his words and for his lack of original ideas on immigration.
The White House has refused to comment on Bush’s allegation.
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Bowing to pressure from his fellow Democrats who are facing election or reelection this fall, President Obama has said that he will delay executive action aimed at reshaping the nation’s immigration system without congressional approval. Democrats are concerned that immigration executive action at this time would jeopardize their chances of winning the election. Immigration is a hot button issue among voters, Republicans and Democrats alike.
While Obama’s announcement may have frustrated immigration advocates, the president made a promise to issue an executive order right after the November elections that would grant full amnesty to the estimated 11 Million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.
Obama, however, said that he will issue the amnesty order only if both the Senate and House of Representatives take control and become the majority party this fall. Currently, the House is controlled by Republicans (234 – 201) and the Senate is controlled by Democrats by a slim majority (53-45, with two independents caucusing with the Democrats).