by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
The polls have spoken, and Democrats are running scared.
Americans overwhelmingly oppose any amnesty for illegal aliens. So the White House announced this morning that Barack Obama would delay the amnesty decree La Raza had been demanding until after the midterm elections.
The decision is a clear reversal from late June, when Obama, angered by House Republicans’ refusal to take up the Senate “Gang of 8” amnesty bill, vowed to use the power of his office to make changes at the end of the summer.
The AP reported:
Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.
The move is certain to infuriate immigration advocates while offering relief to some vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate re-election contests.
Obama faced competing pressures from immigration advocacy groups that wanted prompt action and from Democrats worried that acting now would energize Republican opposition against vulnerable Senate Democrats. Among those considered most at risk were Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.
National Council of La Raza (“The Race”) President Janet Murguia had Friday demanded immediate action by Obama. She will have to wait a little longer, until a backstabbing, “lame duck” amnesty this fall. Marguia has made her displeasure well-known:
Democrats are running scared as Obama’s engineered “crisis” at the Southern border has caused great anger among the American people. More than 280,000 illegal aliens, mostly from Central America, have been allowed to cross the border and turn themselves into border agents without deportation, and tens of thousands have been relocated across America without the consent of local officials, crushing school districts as the new year begins.
The Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll, which was conducted August 23-28, found that 73% of Americans oppose any presidential immigration action without Congressional approval. The poll found that only 22% said that Obama should “sidestep Congress and act on his own using executive orders.” Even 54% of Democrats opposed Obama’s action.
In 2011, Obama signed the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which gave instant amnesty and work permits for up to 1.2 million illegals who claimed to have been brought her as children, despite lax documentation requirements that resulted in a staggering 99.5% approval rate — with massive fraud making a mockery of the process.
The issue is now politically toxic. It remains to be seen what political damage will be inflicted upon Democrats in 2016 if Obama unilaterally acts again.