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Reports: President Obama to announce executive order on immigration this week

A United States Border Patrol vehicle (UPI Photo/Earl Cryer)
A United States Border Patrol vehicle (UPI Photo/Earl Cryer)

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will announce this week an executive order that would prevent the deportation of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, multiple reports say.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Obama plans to issue a reprieve for undocumented immigrants whose children were born in the United States, part of an order that would shield between 4 million and 5 million from deportation. The Tribune cites people familiar with the proposal as its source.

Also Wednesday, the Washington Post reported hat President Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, also citing several individuals who have been briefed on the decision.

The Post said that Obama will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday.

President Obama
President Obama

President Obama has issued 193 executive orders since he took office in 2009.

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday supporting his decision to use his well-established executive authority to fix the immigration system.

As the Senate Democrats said in their letter to President Obama, “Because House Republicans have not acted, we fully support your decision to use your well-established executive authority to improve as much of the immigration system as you can.”

Wednesday, the White House confirmed this development with a video from the President:

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You guys are all such hilarious pessimists! If you had your way the USA would go right down the tubes, just so you could say “I told you so!”. You’re actually hoping our country will collapse. You make me laugh.

Actually I hope the country does NOT go down the tubes, the democrats are bound and determined to destroy our country.


JMO: you hit the nail right on the head. To be honest, during Bush years, I also thought along those terms, & I still wish the United States would just split up and allow the conservative red factions to have their own regions, rather than go back and forth around in circles. They need us worse than we need them.

Does anyone really know what this idiot is doing to the American people. He is going to issue Green Cards to 5 million people That means they will all get social security cards and be eligible for all the benefits. That means that all of their family’s will be eligible too. So, the 5 million becomes 15 million that have not paid a dime into the system but will damn sure take it out. They will be on all of the welfare, food stamp, heat and rent assistance and health care that is available.

You make it sound like all of the people who are immigrants here are freeloaders.

Legal immigrants are not, but illegal immigrants are and always will be. They started out breaking our laws and are now getting ready to take something they didn’t earn. Are you really that stupid?

I wonder how many Democrats would have won a seat in either house, if he would have pulled a stunt like this before the mid-term elections.

I’m not against immigration, it just bothers me the president is so willing to go his own way on this sort of issue. What’s next for our great country and what else will we have to sacrifice?

@Buzz-He knew that and it is why he waited. He isn’t as smart as he thinks he is as he telegraphed this and I think it cost them in the election. It will cost them even more next time.

Buzz I’m here in Las Vegas and the wealth, competence and diversity would blow your peon mind away. Everyday I see Persians, Hispanics, blacks, and who knows how many other races as doctors, dentists, professionals, shopping in beautifully landscaped palm tree shopping centers driving exclusive cars. And the entire region is well kept with brand new asphalt/concrete, and shopping areas which are tight and orderly, decorated and painted well. The white is right mentality is WRONG.

The gated community I live in (one of hundreds) is decorated as well as any lavish spanish villa, and blows any exclusive development area in Mason City away. I have access to modern health club, every type of service and grocery store you could imagine, and more businesses per square mile than perhaps the entire state of Iowa. This is a beautiful well-kept, diverse region and people are happy and nice. The education levels and opportunities here are staggering. More jobs than…

And best of all (as I imagined) there is next to NONE of the loud tailpipe b.s.. Only occasionally does a loud Harley present itself, and that is rare. MOst people drive nice modern cars with regular tailpipes. All that backwoods bubba 4×4 crap with missing mufflers doesn’t exist here. I love it! And it’s in the 70’s with gorgeous blue sky sunny days. I guess that’s what happens when wealth and intelligence converge: you don’t get stupid obnoxious redneck crap.

I’ve already submitted my application to be an Uber Driver, star in a reality television program, clean a Yoga studio, be a marijuana journalist, and install solar panels on housetops…AND…I’m hired as personal taxi driver for the family I’m staying with, helping to pick the kids up from school and make sure they’re happy until mom and dad come home. The place I live in is SWEET. And why is it every time I leave the state of Iowa I get hired right away (scratching my head)??

I said I wouldn’t read peters rants again and I was serious but when you mentioned vegas it caught my eye and I had to reply. Right now ceasars entertainment group is going bankrupt, they own quite a few casinos there. I used to be the assistant general manager of one of those casinos so I know this for sure. My daughter works and lives in vegas and she knows that when the economy collapses, soon, vegas will be the last place you want to be.

…like a preacher always talking about the Armageddon.

Most people just live their lives in the here and now, and right now…this place is pretty darn nice.

@maybe-I wouldn’t worry to much. He has never had a job for longer than two weeks in his life. He will shoot off his big mouth, get fired and be home with his Momma by Christmas.

My daughter sees how the economy is going, she works at a casino in vegas so her and her family is leaving vegas as soon as possible
According to her thousands of families per month are leaving vegas so if he likes it there more power to him but when it happens the roving gangs will literally eat him alive.

It breaks my heart watching that SOB destroy our country.

As much as I liked both Bush’s I believe the downfall of our country started during Johnson and has just gotten worse over the years. President Bush #2 took us to war and we would have won if allowed to. Now I am not sure if 9/11 was terrorists. still researching that. He signed the patriot act which was an infringement on quite a few of our constitutional rights. It’s like what clinton said, it is good to lose some freedoms to be safe, I think intentions were good, just did it wrong.

Destroying the white, racist, unjust and corrupt version of the country…and about time!

Why don’t you just leave the country if you feel that way? I am pretty sure there are some groups that already have your name and will find you when the time is right.

Trojan Horse, and its working

This is sad when this is what your Democratic Base has turned into. Zero shame

@sad-It is sad but true that our president is getting ready to violate his oath of office. I guess it should not be a surprise to anyone. He is a liar and a cheat. Why not be a traitor too?

What is sad is that it looks like he is going to get away with it. I see no backlash on the republican side except for Steve King. This is a death wish for the American economy.

The next thing will be, these people are already citizens, they should be allowed to vote. On and on for the liberal gravy train, redistributing money, taking from the earners and giving to those riding the wagon. There will be a time that the people pulling can’t handle the load riding any longer.

Don’t worry, there will not be another election so they won’t matter. What will happen is this, he will sign the act and the economy will suffer even more and the people will revolt. Friday will be the beginning of the very end and obama will ride the wave of destruction all the way to the end.

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