Illegal immigrants may receive amnesty via President Obama’s executive order as early as this week, according to reports. Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are urging the president to take a stand on immigration reform before the 2014 election results are known.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, one congressman is asking Americans to “surround the White House” in order to stop Barack Obama. When Congress was away during the federal sequester, the Obama administration is claimed to have released 167,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records. Some of the 2014 election results are already being scrutinized because Democratic voter fraud was caught on video. Even one illegal immigrant is shown being encouraged to vote in an undercover video.
In an opinion article published earlier this week on Univision, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressional representatives Luis V. Gutierrez and Zoe Lofgren posted an open letter that claims “Congress and the Constitution give presidents broad authority to take executive action on immigration policy.” President Obama has already pledged to grant illegal immigrants amnesty after the 2014 election results are in and Pelosi and the other Democrats say they “look forward to the President’s bold and meaningful action to improve the lives of Americans and immigrants alike and advance the interests of our nation.”
While the term “amnesty” is avoided in the open letter, Nancy Pelosi instead writes that President Obama should “parole” illegal immigrants.
“Another broad authority under existing law the President has at his disposal is to ‘parole’ persons into the country ‘on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.’… [T]he President could ‘parole’ into the country the spouses, sons, and daughters of American citizens and lawful permanent residents who face lengthy separation waiting for a visa. Doing so would not permit family members to skip the line but it would allow them to wait in line with their family until a visa number becomes available.”
In response to this idea, Senator John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio issued a similar letter that declared giving illegal immigrants amnesty should be left up to Congress.
“Congress must fulfill its obligations under the Constitution and address this issue. Furthermore, it is not clear under what authority you would take such action, if you chose to do so. Taking executive action along the lines that have been reported would flaunt the separation of powers and our system of checks and balances, undermine the rule of law, and frustrate the proper administration of our current immigration system.”
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