By Mike Thayer
Tonight, Barack Obama is going to give an estimated five million illegal aliens the green light to stay in this country.
Talking points obtained by the Coralville Courier give us a look at what to expect tonight from Barack Obama and in the coming days from his Democrat cohorts on the issue of illegal immigration and Obama's abuse of Executive Order:
Talking point #1: It’s not amnesty
Obama and the Democrats are going to claim that they'll conduct background checks on and collect taxes from illegal aliens and by doing those things, it means what Barack Obama is doing via Executive Order is not amnesty. Don't believe that. First of all, the immigration laws already on the books require the federal government to conduct background checks, so it's not like Obama is coming up with something new, in fact, Obama is only selectively fullfilling what is already required. Secondly, Obama is blowing off deportation rules. Most importantly, in considering all the illegal border crossings that have taken place at the U.S./Mexican border over the last year or so; how many criminals have crossed; how many sick people have crossed; how many unaccompanied children have crossed; how many background checks were NOT conducted and how much in taxes have NOT been collected from those illegals already here; how can we begin to believe that the federal government will actually do what Obama is promising? He lies to us about virtually everything so make no mistake, this is a move of amnesty.
Talking point #2: The president’s legal authority and Congress’ role
No president has ever willfully violated the constitutional process regarding immigration...... Until now. Barack Obama claims the immigration system is broken, but the reality is he has been failing to faithfully and properly uphold and enforce the laws already on the books. Barack Obama, does NOT have the authority to ignore federal law, nor does he have the authority to create a new law. Obama will claim that what he's doing with his Executive Order is not any different than what Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush did with immigration in the 1980's. That argument is blatantly false. Obama is lying to you - AGAIN. What Ronald Reagan and George Bush did was backed by 1986 legislation passed by Congress. Reagan and Bush worked within Constitutional guidelines and in concert with Congress. Barack Obama is ignoring both.
Talking point #3: Who to deport
The Obama/Democrat talking points misleadingly claim, “prioritize deporting felons.” Obama and Democrats will add, We need to focus on deporting felons, not families. That's a disgusting play on your emotions. Know that CURRENT federal law already requires a priority to deport criminals! Hence the requirement that background checks be conducted..... The background checks that are only selectively being done, the background checks and deportations of illegal alien criminals that Obama is failing to faithfully enforce.
Talking point #4: What to say to Republican threats on funding
Again, playing on your emotions, rather than be honest with you, Obama and the Democrats will falsely claim something along these lines.... Republicans are proposing to block funding to conduct background checks, and, Republicans are threatening another government shutdown over the collection of taxes from undocumented immigrants. Note the use of flag words, 'threatening' 'block funding' and 'government shutdown.' Instead of listening to you, instead of reaching out to a newly elected Congress, Barack Obama has chosen to use inflammatory language and play on people's fears. Know that Obama's words are fabrication and manipulation, not words based in logic and reason. No Republican wants to hurt families or make the immigration system even worse than what Obama has allowed it to become. What Republicans want to do is stop a blatant abuse of power by Barack Obama, who seems to think he's a King, because he sure isn't acting like a president.
Obama has allowed our immigration system to decay during his six years in office and all of a sudden he can't wait two months to get something done with the new Congress elected by the people?
Barack Obama isn't working to strengthen and improve immigration policy, he's working to WEAKEN it!
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