THERE HE GOES AGAIN…
OBAMA HAS ONCE MORE DECIDED TO REWRITE OUR LAWS
ALL BY HIMSELF
INSTANT FOX NEWS GUEST: Liz Peek, is a columnist for FoxNews.com and The Fiscal Times.
“As expected, Mr. Obama announced his intention Thursday night to unilaterally change how we enforce our immigration laws. In choosing to sidestep Congress, Mr. Obama is setting a dangerous precedent.
The country understands that. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 48% of the nation disapproves of the president’s approach, while only 38% favor the move.
President Obama doesn’t care.
The reasons for acting alone are as bogus as they are cynical. There is no emergency here. In fact, there are people who the president should be allowing to vault our immigration barriers – for instance, those in Iraq and Afghanistan who aided our troops, acting as interpreters or guides, who are being hunted down and murdered by ISIS and others who hate America. These people are trapped in the immigration queue, and are paying for our creaky processes with their lives.
Why isn’t President Obama helping them?
Mr. Obama is not responding to an emergency in the Hispanic community. He’s responding to an emergency at the voting booth – for Democrats. Polling shows that Hispanic support for Democrats is slipping, and was a factor in the midterm GOP landslide. (In Georgia, for instance, David Perdue won an unexpected 42% of the Hispanic vote, helping him to trounce Michelle Nunn.)
Mr. Obama is hoping that his announced move to grant almost 5 million people temporary protection from deportation will reclaim Hispanic allegiance, much as his mini Dream Act – the DACA – did in 2012.
But, his measures solve few concerns for immigrants living in this country illegally. The president is offering those millions only temporary sanctuary from deportation – protection that can be overturned at the whim of the next occupant of the Oval Office.”
BIO: Liz Peek spent over 20 years on Wall Street, most of them as a top-ranked research analyst. After managing her firm’s entrance into international research and foray into the market for U.S. equities in Japan, she became Wertheim & Company’s first female partner.
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FT COLUMNS: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Authors/P/Liz-Peek