Schumer to GOP: Obama Will ‘Curtail’ Deportations Without Immigration Deal

Mario Trujillo, The Hill, March 14, 2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday warned that Republicans would have to watch helplessly while President Obama curbs deportations, unless the GOP helps move a comprehensive immigration package in the House.

Schumer, one of the leaders of the Senate’s Gang of Eight that pushed through a comprehensive immigration package last year, said it is clear where the issue of immigration reform is heading.

“They can either help pass comprehensive reform, which will greatly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, grow our economy by bringing in needed workers in high-tech and agriculture areas, and provide a hard-earned path to eventual citizenship for the 11 million in the shadows,” he said in a Facebook post, “or they can sit idly by and watch the President greatly curtail deportations while 11 million continue to live in limbo here in America.”

The comments came a day after President Obama directed the Department of Homeland Security to find a way to enforce deportation laws more humanely.


Obama made his direction after a meeting with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Immigration advocates and some Democrats, in particular Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), have been pressing the administration to use its power to slow the rate of deportations, which have reached nearly 2 million during his administration.

“The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system,” the White House said in a readout after the meeting Thursday.


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  • dd121

    You can’t stop what you don’t do.

  • Puggg

    What deportations?

    • Oil Can Harry

      An empty threat from an empty suit.

  • Alexandra1973

    Time to deport Obama back to Kenya.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Obama is simply a dumb Juppet. The Juppeteers control what has been going on and will continue until they are replaced.

  • Option #1: Obama doesn’t enforce immigration law (which he’s never really done anyway)

    Option #2: Obama doesn’t enforce immigration law AND the newly quasi-legalized former illegals have work permits thereby sending the wage-salary equilibrium downward.


    • Pro_Whitey

      Any amnesty will be followed by a fresh new crop of illegals doing the same thing illegals are doing now. I’ll take the limbo for the time being in the hope we can install rulers who will eventually throw them out.

  • WR_the_realist

    Why does congress never impeach a president for failing to uphold the law?

    • LACountyRedneck

      We’d be impeaching every president. Not suggesting that would be a bad thing but why would congress-crooks impeach anybody unless they were upholding the law. Most of congress and the senate needs to be replaced. (There you go, moderator, I didn’t say “removed” this time.)

  • IstvanIN

    Upchuck Schumer has proven that he is an enemy of America and her people: “if you don’t allow us to continue to destroy this country we will continue to destroy this country”. Isn’t that essentially what he is saying?

    In a normal society senators and heads of state who worked feverishly to destroy the nations they ruled would be overthrown in a revolution, tried and hung for treason.

    • Nancy Thomas

      Yes, some sort of action should be taken against this stupid prick.

    • Carl Schaumberg, and I loved reading about what was done to his stand-in in “Unintended Consequences”, by John Ross.

  • Nancy Thomas

    Schumer is filth and should be deported.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I understand that most of Zero’s deportation numbers are actually people turned back at the border, not deported from the interior. To reduce his “deportations” then would simply entail opening the border completely. Well Jose, you swam across the Rio Grande…welcome! But next time take the bridge we’re building for you.

  • humura

    The President refuses to enforce the law. This law, and others re. Obamacare, use of the IRS for political purposes, unwillingness of the DoJ to enforce the laws equally to all races, etc. Obama should be impeached.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Re. immigration Bush did the same. Refused to enforce immigration laws. I was so fed up of doing nothing about it that I joined a local Minuteman group out here around ’05 or ’06 and went around trying to get others involved, spoke at local counsel meetings, etc. Got plenty of approval, had about 50 of us at times, but it seems people care but don’t care enough to go beyond talking about it. Mayor Tony Viagra was a UCLA Mecha member and obviously the biggest pro-illegal alien mayor in the country, along with Sheriff Baca they had cops stop issuing illegals citations for driving without a license, etc. We had a Spanish speaking guy walk into a bank (forget which branch) and file for a loan pretending to be an illegal with no SS#. He was able to get a loan. We along with other local Minutemen groups along with SOS (Save Our State) got a permit to march in Maywood. There were 4 or 5 cars from our area headed towards Maywood and we had to meet a police escort of around 8 motorcycles before we could continue to our destination. There were at least 200 of us in Maywood and got zero media attention. Those for enforcement of immigration laws never got any serious attention out here. It was always the illegal aliens and their supporters that got any and all the media. Since then I joined NumberUSA and sent countless faxes. I don’t know if in the long run it will accomplish what I want but I’ll be damned if I do nothing.

  • Ella

    Uh-oh! We have no more checks and balances with the Czar Obama.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      That’s because the congress is guilty of the same thing: sitting on their hands. The individual congressmen have their own agenda. And, it’s getting more and more difficult to find a safe haven for yourself and your family.

      • Ella

        The safe-haven might be Canada or Europe if they welcome us.

  • We must “watch helplessly” as our country is destroyed by idiots and madmen.

  • WR_the_realist

    I have a confession to make. Many years ago I voted for Schumer the first time he ran for the senate. My excuse is that his Republican opponent was a slime ball. I’ve regretted it ever since. Had the Republican slime ball won, we only would have had him for another 6 years anyway. But like Ted Kennedy, we’ll probably be stuck with Schumer until he dies.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    Once again the liberals taunt us with, “So whatcha gonna do about it?” The answer always seems to be, “nothing.”

  • Since this human cockroach is threatening that the government won’t enforce the law, why exactly should the GOP agree to change the law? The democrats will simply come up with some excuses not to enforce that, as well.

    • TXCriollo

      people are getting pissed about this something is gonna be done and i dont think chuck schumer will be ready for it

  • 2eRep

    Congress can stop the negro anytime they want but they refuse to do so,

    • They don’t have the guts to do it.

      • LACountyRedneck

        They value their jobs more than they do their race.

  • TXCriollo

    I went to the website the hill where the article was posted I read the comments and expected people to be like o they need help schumer is right.I was like wow people here are pissed the dems are sure in trouble in nov

  • Tom_in_Miami

    Shouldn’t this be grounds for impeachment? Obama has the responsibility to uphold the laws of our country, yet he refuses to do so, as if this were some sort of board game played by children.

  • Mid-term elections are coming up. President Obama and his fellow democrats will need all the illegal aliens they can get registered to vote.

    • They register anyway. How many cases have we heard of in which the federal courts have prosecuted criminal invaders for illegally voting? Nearly none.