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GOP’s Great Big Heart
The GOP is accusing Obama of political pandering. Ya know, they’re right. He is pandering but despite that, his action in illegal immigration is the right thing to do. Basically the United States is going to stop deporting people under the age of 30 who were brought here as children. These are people who are American in every sense except on a sheet of paper, and who shouldn’t be punished for the actions of their parents.
This is not an executive order. It’s choosing who not to prosecute. A lot of conservatives are saying the move is unconstitutional, but how is that? Bush made all sorts of decisions, torture, wiretapping, that without consulting Congress and yet conservatives don’t call those moves unconstitutional. Even Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t passed by Congress. We can’t afford to deport every single illegal in this country, and why waste resources on deporting those who are essentially Americans?
Obama should have made this move a long time ago. But he’s never had the support of Congress on this issue, or any issue he’s in favor of because Congress says no to everything Obama is in favor for.
Others are saying this will make our unemployment rate even worse. How is that? This does not change who currently has a job or who currently is seeking a job. It does not encourage people to break the law by entering this country as it applies to those who had no choice, in the past, of entering this country.
The Republican solution to this is just to complain, without bringing a solution. Senator Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American is pushing for a semi-Dream Act, that will not pass through by his Republican colleagues. President George W. Bush, with the help of John McCain, tried to get Congress to pass a bill on Immigration Reform and his Republican colleagues refused.
This is the right thing to do. There are about 11 million illegals in this country. This will affect about 800,000 of them who were brought here as children, under the age of 30, have no criminal history and contribute to society. What’s wrong with that? Oh, they’re probably brown. That’s what’s wrong with it.
Here’s the rough.