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Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration plan

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

President Obama argued Sunday that his plan to suspend enforcement of U.S. immigration law for certain violators won't clear the path for a future Republican president take similar executive actions regarding tax laws he or she doesn't like.

Greg Abbott: Obama's Immigration Order 'the Epitome of Lawlessness'

HOUSTON, Texas -- The governor-elect of Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott, claimed that President Obama is is "dispensing with the immigration law as it currently exists and is rewriting that law." Abbott's comments come on the heel's...Show More Summary

Sheldon Richman on Unjust Immigration Laws

16 hours agoNews : Reason

So President Obama is going to defer deportation of five million people without government papers, mostly parents of children whom the government deems citizens or legal permanent residents. Under his executive order, most will get permission to work. Show More Summary

When you’re strange, cont’d

(Scott Johnson) We quoted comments from a specialist in immigration law in “When you’re strange.” I emailed him a follow-up question and he elaborated his comments through the day. I thought those of us trying to understand what Obama has wrought might be interested in taking a look at the rest of our correspondence. Show More Summary

Obama Cannot Hide Behind Immigration Precedent

This week, President Obama effectively exempted more than four million illegal immigrants from the nation's immigration laws, granting them the right to apply for work permits and a three-year reprieve from deportation. He cannot, however, hide behind precedent for his decision to act unilaterally. Show More Summary

Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says

The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation’s technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn’t moved to improve the processes that would allow more highly skilled...

Is immigration reform the housing market’s big hope?

About a year ago, President Obama showed up at a Phoenix high school to promote changes to immigration law, just as he’s doing Friday at a high school in Las Vegas, where he's rallying support for his decision to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The focus of the speech back then was responsible […]

Ingraham: Don't Cut a Deal With Pres 'Dismantling' Immigration Law

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham urged Republicans not to cut a deal on immigration with President Obama considering that "dismantling" US immigration laws for "years" on Friday. "He unilaterally increased guest worker admissions by $100,000. Show More Summary

Some consequences of Obama’s unlawful amnesty

(Paul Mirengoff) There are no silver linings to President Obama’s unconstitutional nullification of our immigration laws. The affront to our system is too great. But there are collateral effects, and not all of them are bad. The political impact of Obama’s move is uncertain. Show More Summary

On Obama’s Illegal Usurpation, Jeff Sessions Speaks For Us

(John Hinderaker) We will have more to say about President Obama’s unconstitutional nullification of the nation’s immigration laws in the days to come; likely, before the night is over. But for now, let’s quote Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been the hero on this issue for a long time. Show More Summary

Obama To Say ‘Deport Felons, Not Families’

President Obama will make the case that we should prioritize who gets deported. In a prime-time address to the nation Thursday, Obama will lay out changes he is making to immigration laws without the consent of Congress. A key element of his plan is to instruct immigration authorities to prioritize expulsion action against gang members, [...]

Immigration Overhaul’s Impact – The Numbers

President Barack Obama on Thursday night unveiled a unilateral overhaul of immigration laws, which will grant millions of people living illegally in the U.S. the opportunity to apply for work permits and temporary relief from deportation. Here’s a breakdown of what groups will be affected, by the numbers.

Congress Should Cancel the State of the Union Address in 2015

Congressional Republicans are searching for ways--short of impeachment or shutting down the government--to respond to President Barack Obama's seizure of arbitrary power over immigration law and enforcement. One way would be to cancel...Show More Summary

Sen. Grassley Fears Obama Exec Amnesty Will Protect Dangerous Criminals, Terrorists

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is concerned that dangerous criminals and terrorists will not get deported when President Barack Obama enacts his executive amnesty and further weakens the nation's immigration laws and enforcement mechanisms. Show More Summary

Obama's Amnesty Plan Could Shield 5 Million from Immigration Laws

It is possible that President Obama's amnesty plan, being announced Thursday, will shield up to four million illegals from U.S. immigration laws. Reports also say that an additional one million will be afforded other levels of protections by the President's impending action. Show More Summary

What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status

Amid the confusion over immigration laws, here are five things you should know. After speaking to a Sunday school class about immigration, a woman asked if she could talk to me. She pulled me aside and whispered, “I think there’s a girl in my daughter’s class this year who is, umm, not legal. Show More Summary

Mexico Stops Enforcing Immigration Laws In Northern Border With California

Despite having a complex immigration system in place Mexican authorities refuse to enforce the laws. A recent attempt to enforce those laws in the Mexican State of Baja California was met with a backlash from the business community forcing authorities to stop. Show More Summary

Obama’s Authority To Act On Immigration

Linker thinks it highly suspect: What is so galling about the president’s pending circumvention of federal immigration law is that the White House hasn’t even attempted to justify it on grounds of necessity — no doubt because any effort to do so would be risible. The nation obviously faces no immigration emergency that could possibly […]

Going solo on immigration: Obama weighs reform options

Shortly before President Obama left for Asia last weekend, aides gave him an ambitious list of potential actions he can order to change enforcement of immigration laws without congressional approval.

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