It looks like Barack Obama is set to reject a major compromise in some new legislation being proposed by Democrat and RINO Republican Senators. While the Democrats are looking for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, Republicans are looking to strengthen border security.
Real Clear Politics reports,
Obama wants to study the fine print of legislation once it is written, but administration officials were quick to say the president objects to linking an earned pathway to citizenship to enforcement or border security triggers, a contingency concept included in the bipartisan “principles” outlined Monday by pro-reform senators who have been dubbed the “immigration eight.” Immigration enforcement goals have already been met by the administration, the officials said, and any new triggers or thresholds set by law would create unnecessary obstacles to those seeking legal status.
They promised more specificity in Obama’s Tuesday speech. They were pointedly vague about the choice of Nevada as backdrop for the start of the campaign, but the White House said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be in his home state to attend.
One source said Nevada is an example of how rapidly changing demographics and American politics have converged to threaten Republicans as a viable national party in future elections.
(Las Vegas was also an easy destination for those coming to the event from both coasts and the Midwest, one source added. Among those in attendance will be AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; autoworkers and other representatives from organized labor; members of the Latino, Asian and Irish immigrant communities; attendees from evangelical and religious groups; local and state government officials; and perhaps business representatives.)
“We agree with the president that this is a critical issue,” said Jeff Hauser, spokesman for the AFL-CIO. “This is a situation of a completely shared point of view.”
However, Obama also has his own immigration reform “blueprint” in his back pocket. His aides are pointing to his principles for immigration reform at the White House website.
The reality is all of this is that it will be rewarding those who have broken the law with citizenship. It seems that both sides are all in favor of this.
Part of the proposal Obama will be unveiling in Las Vegas on Tuesday will also include, you guessed it, issues of homosexual couples in immigration.
Buzzfeed is reporting,
The decision by Obama seeks to remedy what advocates for same-sex couples view as one of the most searing inequalities under the existing federal limit on marriage to one man and one woman: LGBT American citizens simply have no way to confer citizenship on their romantic partners, something that is automatic — if not always simple — for straight couples.
Under current law, such same-sex couples, even when married under state law, are not eligible for the green cards that opposite-sex couples can receive. Foreign partners of same-sex couples have in the past found their green card applications denied — often forcing couples to separate or move abroad.
Although Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have taken steps to examine the issue and, in some cases, prevent deportation of the foreign same-sex partners of Americans, the Defense of Marriage Act continues to prevent the granting of green cards for such individuals.
Guess who is not necessarily rejecting this idea? Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Alex Conant, Sen. Rubio’s press secretary, said, “The issue of same-sex couples and immigration are details that still need to be worked out in Senate.”
The thing to keep an eye on is the fact that Obama set his policy up to not enforce the laws on the books regarding immigration. In other words, he is not fulfilling his job. This should be taken into consideration especially when considering that he would be serious about actual border security with Mexico. In fact, Politico is reporting that he will probably reject that portion of the bill outright.
it seems that what Obama may just do if help the media to focus their criticisms against Republicans in Congress that oppose amnesty for illegals. Since he has used tactics like this before, there is no doubt that should this be the route he takes that he will play the race card once again to apply political pressure to get his way.