Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns

Michael D. Shearsept, New York Times, September 7, 2014

President Obama will delay taking executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, bowing to pressure from fellow Democrats who feared that acting now could doom his party’s chances this fall, White House officials said on Saturday.

The decision is a reversal of Mr. Obama’s vow to issue broad directives to overhaul the immigration system soon after summer’s end, and sparked swift anger from immigration advocates. The president made the promise on June 30, in the Rose Garden, where he angrily denounced Republican obstruction and said he would use the power of his office to protect immigrant families from the threat of deportation.

“Because of the Republicans’ extreme politicization of this issue, the president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections,” a White House official said. “Because he wants to do this in a way that’s sustainable, the president will take action on immigration before the end of the year.”

Cristina Jimenez, the managing director for United We Dream, an immigration advocacy group, accused Mr. Obama of “playing politics” with the lives of immigrant families and said, “The president’s latest broken promise is another slap to the face of the Latino and immigrant community.”

Administration officials insist that Mr. Obama is more determined than ever to take action–eventually. But the president and his top aides have concluded that an immigration announcement before November could anger conservatives across the country, possibly cripple Democratic efforts to retain control of the Senate and severely set back any hope for progress on a permanent immigration overhaul.

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Mr. Obama acknowledged that the surge in unaccompanied children at the border undermined public support for a broader immigration overhaul. He said delaying any executive action would give the administration more time to get the policy right and explain it to the public.

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The president and his team believe that waiting until after the election season is over will allow him to unveil sweeping and sustainable changes to the immigration system that could potentially shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and provide work permits for many.

“The president is confident in his authority to act, and he will before the end of the year,” one official said, speaking anonymously to discuss White House strategy.

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The president’s aides said he was certain to take action after the election, but they have declined to say specifically what actions he is considering or how many people they could affect. Mr. Obama said on Friday that he had begun reviewing options and recommendations from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security.

Among the possibilities that officials have explored is the unilateral expansion of a program that would provide many illegal immigrants with work permits to allow them to legally live and work in the country indefinitely.

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  • notaliberal

    Obama will enact some sort of executive amnesty while the Republicans stand idly by.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      And rapidly turn the U.S. into a non-white country, with a sizeable nonwhite majority in only about 20-25 years. Transformation of America? B. Hussein O. knows EXACTLY what’s at stake. He’s a virulently anti-white RACIST.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Don’t forget that in their minds, illegals make better Americans than those of us who have lived here for generations and built this country.

      Moreover, make NO mistake that these new ‘Americans’ will be put at the ‘head of the class’ from employment, access to college, benefits and money from the government—while Veterans and the citizens who have paid, will be LAST.

      Few, if anyone is or has stopped the Federal Government for decades—Obama has just capitalized on this apathy and is succeeding…..I see no end in his tyranny.

    • M&S

      So… He is arrogant enough to believe that it doesn’t matter that he is giving away his intentions and you believe him because you think that even a sudden majority Republican takeover in the Senate will only reduce the problem to one of a million-per-year ‘slow leak’ again rather than a 12-25 million inundation.
      If the Republicans seek the same free labor, cheaper wages, added tax base, freebies as a defacto rather than dejure condition, why not allow Obama his day in the sun?
      Republican control over the Senate means nothing if the outcome is the same because, in the long run, Republicans will never give away enough gimmesums to compete with the Democrats and things like locally legislated free voting rights, via drivers licenses and an inability to ask about residency status, will mean they are swept from power regardless of any near term gains.
      Is there a reason why the majority-minority switch has to happen in 15-20 years or less to be any less lethal to whites?
      Let’s consider the one-step-beyond. What can be done once these arbitrary EOs become policy? If the Republicans will do nothing to stem the tide of demographic shift, they -can- do nothing to impeach this man because the essence of their argument is procedural and systemic, based on Separation Of Powers. Not national, based on racial identity and solidarity.
      There are several elements of the Declaration Of Independence and the Preamble of the Constitution which suggest that this was intended to be a white nation. But secondary legislation has largely obliterated it in the form of the 14th Amendment and the various 1964-65 Acts.
      Which means you have a legal issue (yawn) vs. the inevitable “Whitey racists want to be in control fo-evuh!” victim entitlement backlash.
      Which will also encompass the 52% of our population who, being female, see the aged white male power structure as a major threat to their liberation. And the 30%+ of liberal/gay/non-identitarian white males who agree.
      Between those two groups, the assassin publicist Jews and those who just don’t give a damn enough to vote at all, we cannot save the system from the inside.
      Can we save it by secession?
      IMO, the answer to that question comes from a secondary one: “How large a percentage of states would have to withdraw from the Union before Obama would not be able to use the Military and Police forces to enforce anti-seditionist law. And again, the reality becomes one of those same numbers mentioned above with the added condition that a Republican party which has no voter base remaining because they have all turned traitor, cannot generate nor enforce impeachment legislation, no matter what.
      Obama will have a free hand and as Commander In Chief it will be legal.
      The alternative is much more localized resistance on the basis of withdrawing all white tax base support for the Federal Government, reverting completely to off-books barter trade between whites alone, and -hoping- that they use such iron-boot countermeasures that the nation becomes revolutionary on the basis of traditional, anti-tyranny, motives which mask the racial genocide ones that will most assuredly become the chief, driving, motivator.
      Because Obama or his successors will open the flood gates to Central America wide to form his cannonfodder soldier pool and make insurgency control of a civil war condition the driving motivator of a massive crackdown. We will be fighting not 12, not 25 nor even 30 million but likely a hundred million squatters and the military will step in to ‘stop the bloodshed’ by making whites feel the pain.
      Assassination? Again, the hidden racial motives for primacy exchange would then polarize the nation along lines of legal writ vs. moral rights. And we would face an uphill battle of ‘Social Justice’ (we deserve the right not to be disenfranchised from our own lands!). Unfortunately, the traitor element is always going to be the females who will not appreciate the fait de accompli outcome which says “Better to rule a Darwinian Hell…”.
      Because they have wheedled their way towards national gender empowerment on the notion of ‘everyone is equal but victim girls deserve to be more so because we’re weak’. If being weak doesn’t make you safe, as being a dead black president who betrayed his white population base once too often shows, the women who voted for Obama will be next on the chopping block of much curtailed social freedoms.
      They will _have to be_ because we need a lotta young children, very badly, to reverse the demographic age out condition of a society that is majority 41 year olds.
      I frankly don’t see a lot of options here that don’t include Alamo type sacrifices to wake people up to the essential sacrificial lamb condition that we face if we go quietly unto that great night.

  • Dave4088

    White leftist Obamatrons are too stupid and ideological to realize they’re only useful idiots. Hussein Obantu’s fundamental transformation of America requires the election of new (non-white) peoples to replace the irredeemably evil white race and consummate the anti-white insurgency that has been in motion since 1965 and arguably even longer.

  • MekongDelta69

    “I have a pen and a phone… and an agenda to destroy this country. Now shut up, and get out of my way.”

  • Lewis33

    Everybody needs to get ready for Obama taking the gloves off after the November election. He will have a free hand for two years to do as much damage to traditional America as possible. We ain’t seen nothing yet!

    • The Captain

      This. If he ever actually had the slightest hint of good will towards White America, it’s been burned away by six years of Republicans body checking his every liberal policy. The next two years will be his big FU to YT, and he’s doing to do every extralegal thing in his power to ensure that in 50 years little brown children with bones in their noses will praise him as the man who destroyed the white oppressor as they stand in the ruins of civilization.

  • JackKrak

    Ok, I’m no Republican cheerleader but can anyone think of a time – ever – when Republicans made no secret of the fact that they had to wait until just after an election so they could do something that no real American really wanted but was near and dear to the hearts of right-wingers? And this because doing it before the election would make it tough on Republicans in close races?

    The Dems barely conceal their hatred of this country but come on….

    • M&S

      The Rebublicans could have pushed for Impeachment.
      In fact, I think they did.
      I further believe that NSA monitoring of inner-circle Republican Party strategy sessions picked up on this and the ‘negotiated outcome’ was one of “We won’t do this until after the elections give you a chance to put enough people in office to block it and you won’t start somethin’ up which makes it a chicken fight between Obama and the American People on Immigration.”
      Which is why we had the big Congressional “Impeachment? We don’t know nuthin’ about no impeachment?!” announcements to the press a few weeks back.
      American has to _decide_, based on criminality, stupidity, economics, ugliness and plain old fashioned entitlement politics, whether it will remain a white nation or become a brown one.
      Our answer is what will drive the identitarian reality of just this country but the whole world for the next century or more.
      Either whites not only stay on top but begin a concerted effort to move away from the primitive populations of this planet with automation and ever increasing genomic research to make us independent of their demographic bleating as much as ‘free labor, added votes, more consumption!’.
      Or we allow ourselves to be subsumed and pulled under.
      EITHER way means some radical changes to our society. We cannot simply continue to hold the present course.

  • President Obama will delay taking executive action on immigration until
    after the midterm elections, bowing to pressure from fellow Democrats
    who feared that acting now could doom his party’s chances this fall,
    White House officials said on Saturday.

    And he swore to Chuck Todd that it had nothing to do with election season politics.

    The decision is a reversal of Mr. Obama’s vow to issue broad directives
    to overhaul the immigration system soon after summer’s end, and sparked
    swift anger from immigration advocates.

    What, the crybabies can’t wait nine weeks for Obama to eviscerate what little is left of immigration law?

    “Because of the Republicans’ extreme politicization of this issue, the
    president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the
    long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce
    administrative action before the elections,” a White House official
    said.

    I actually think that when he does it, the loudest cheers will come from the Republican establishment.

    “Because he wants to do this in a way that’s sustainable, the president
    will take action on immigration before the end of the year.”

    “Sustainable” = The maximum time until the next election.

    Administration officials insist that Mr. Obama is more determined than
    ever to take action–eventually. But the president and his top aides have
    concluded that an immigration announcement before November could anger
    conservatives across the country, possibly cripple Democratic efforts to
    retain control of the Senate and severely set back any hope for
    progress on a permanent immigration overhaul.

    What it means is that Obama and the Democrats don’t believe in this manufactured myth of a great Hispanic voter tidal wave. Not even the Republican establishment, the main peddlers of that myth, believes it either, because of this:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/08/NRSC-Highlights-Jeff-Sessions-Anti-Amnesty-Efforts

    Mr. Obama acknowledged that the surge in unaccompanied children at the
    border undermined public support for a broader immigration overhaul.

    Really? People seeing the consequences of amnesty and open borders undermines the public support for amnesty and open borders? Whodathunkit? You can tell people that the Indians are heading toward the fort, and they won’t care. It’s only when people actually see the Indians jumping over the walls that they run for the armory. It’s like this Ray Rice-a-Roni deal: Anyone could have inferred what he did to his now-wife from the initial video released months ago. But it’s only when TMZ scoops the actual video from the elevator and people actually see what he did to her, and they see in moving picture form what they had already inferred, do people get mad and the roof falls in. The medium is the message.

    The president’s aides said he was certain to take action after the
    election, but they have declined to say specifically what actions he is
    considering or how many people they could affect.

    And that is a big enough PR clusterfudge. It was not that doing it at all was taken off the table. Everyone still says he’s going to do it, just waiting for the politically expedient timing is all that matters. If I was doing PR, I would have told Obama to announce for public consumption that he’s not going to do any executive order at all, to take it off the table permanently. Then behind the curtains tell the right people that he’s going to do whatever it is he wants to do as quietly as possible. After all, you don’t need a big hoopla circus announcement to say that you’re not going to enforce immigration law, as the anti-matter Nike might say, Just Don’t Do It.

    But now, Obama is on public record saying that he’s still going to do it but he wants to wait out the election, implicitly admitting he knows we don’t want it.

  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    Immigration, particularly the illegal sort, is a perfect issue for democrats to play politics with. It allows them to stir-up their non-white base and blame republicans, while not actually doing anything.

  • Dave4088

    Holocaust survivor Mark Zuckerburg and Mestizo billionaire Carlos Slim were out stumping for amnesty today. In addition, holocaust survivors and billionaires Mikey Bloomberg, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban have also lent money, moral and rhetorical support for amnesty within the last two years.

    If Zuckerburg is reading this I want him to explain this phenomenon amongst holocaust survivors.

    • Marc Zuckurburg

      We need comprehensive immigration reform.

      Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous. It will also make immigration more comprehensive.

      Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

    • Bossman

      That is very easy to explain. Hitler wanted to deport them all but no country wanted to take them in at the time so Hitler turned to the final solution.

      • Alexandra1973

        At that time there were Jews heading for Palestine (remember Israel became a nation in 1948).

      • M&S

        According to the narrative, 750,000 Jews died in Treblinka, a camp whose dimensions were 400X600 meters with a 3 meter water table (500K at Sobibor, 250K at Belzec).
        According to _eye witnesses_ (Raul Hillberg, _The Destruction Of The European Jews_) all the burial grounds for the camps were within these perimeters for security and secrecy reasons.
        Until the most recent edition, there were even witness drawn maps in his famous volumes to show what they ‘remembered’ of the specific Olympic Swimming Pool pit locations, often within yards of water wells, barracks and food stores.
        Take 750,000 of your nearest Facebook friends (no, really, I want this out in the open. I want to _see it done_…) and making sure they are all just five feet tall (women, kids, elderly) line them up 10 across and have them lie down on some country highway out in the sticks.
        This ‘trail of corpses’ is going to be 71 MILES long.
        Rent a bulldozer. Dredge out a 400X600X3 meter sized hole.
        Have your line of zombie witnesses get up and walk into the pit before lying down again. Every time they fill a layer, edge to edge, have them get up and leave before dozing in a layer of dirt 18″ thick (because the Germans also put a layer of soil and/or quicklime atop the bodies) as standin replacement.
        See how many Dead Jews are left over when you’re done.
        Now, understand, that if the numbers like that of Treblinka _did not happen_, then the requisite numbers necessary for the total extinction of the Jews of Europe could not have either.
        If the dead Jews will not fit, of genocide you must acquit.
        And the Jews thus have _no reason or rationale_ behind which to state that whites must be diluted for the good of the world because we are genocidal predators.
        A condition which is further supported by the notion that 80% of the French Jews _never left_ France in WWII. Basically all those with a French passport. Nearly of all Belgium’s Jews stayed. Nearly all of the Netherland’s Jews were taken. So were those of Denmark. To Sweden.
        Hitler’s genocide failed from the get go, ergo it’s not a genocide. Something we might have guesses from before, given that this is the SECOND TIME the Jews claimed their own slaughter at the hands of the Germans, the first cry-wolf-blame-the-kraut condition being WWI.
        A U.S. Army General, visiting Displaced Person camps after the war was astonished at the utter squalor they made of the requisitioned German homes they were put into and the fact that they didn’t look like ‘concentration camp victims’ at all.
        A fact made all the funnier by the manner in which the Jews were gathered up and put onto privately commissioned ships, without papers or documentation as a trail of evidence as to exactly how many got out of Europe.
        Or how about the fact that, far from a universal condemnation it is now thought of, immediate post-WWII authorities, including quite famous judicial, military and media sources and most especially U.S. lawyers (Christopher J. Dodd, second to Jackson) noted that this was ex post facto law imposed as vae victis and that particularly at Nuremburg itself, the Jews were ‘large and in charge’, completely dominating the proceedings by numbers and by procedural overrun. Leaving a judicial record completely lacking in valid legal arguments or evidentiary proof of their own case.
        Something Dodd warend would put them forever into ‘a war by the Jews’ rather than ‘war against them’ outcome.
        And indeed, one American Judge, Wennerstrum I believe, came home from Europe rather than continue, noting that it was all a farce of justice.
        IN ANY CASE, when we send the 3% of this nations population ‘East’, to Israel, for what they have bankrolled being done to our white base population, they will not be going because they are an inconvenient population whose wealth we want to steal as Hitler most certainly did.
        They will be going because _they_ are the thieves who are, without letup, are trying to steal OUR land out from under us. They are merely using Hispanics, Blacks and Asians as the cat’s paw enactors of their planned actions.
        Does that make me racist? Yes. I love my people more than any other and I recognize that, like all other peoples, we deserve a homeland of our own to preserve our genes and our genetic algorithm.
        Does that make me anti-Semitic? Not if the Ashkenazi are Khazar.
        And not that I really care, either way, because anti-Semitism is something that doesn’t apply in a war where whites are facing black and brown and yellow annihilation after ‘saving’ Jews from European equivalent.
        I bet there are a whole lotta Native Americans, locked in eternal POW camp reservation status, who wished they’d wised up to the Darwinian reality of racism as an evolutionary protective mechanism for successfully adapted, resident, genes.
        Head out to a Native American reservation sometime. Witness what happens to a noble people who fail to protect their genetic algorithm as folkways. Look at the despair, the crime, the suicide rates, the MASSIVE substance abuse. And ask yourself if that is what you want for YOUR children in an multicult ‘enriched’ country no longer yours.
        Make no mistake: We didn’t choose this, like The Fed and like The Hart Cellar Act, it was ghosted in under the radar and under false pretenses as not causing the exact problems it in fact has. My god, if you’ve ever listened to Obama speak, the reason his background and particularly college records have never been scrutinized is so obvious from the disjointed, incoherent, non-factual manner of his words, it’s incredible nobody clued in before they voted.
        When we put right this issue, it will be because these are OUR LANDS NOW and we wish to maintain them that way. We are not the thieves here but we must put paid to those who are.
        That isn’t the Hispanics. They are just hounds running before the hunters.

    • tetrapod

      Zuckerburg = malignant k*ke.

  • Adolf Verloc

    It’s obvious that Obama is planning something particularly disastrous to the majority. Unfortunately, voting Republican is a pretty weak reed to lean on.

    • Jim Davis

      Yep, it’s like you hate the one side so much, but then you go look at the other option and it’s no better, and of course I have little hope of the American people gaining any independent thought and voting for a 3rd party.

  • DaveMed

    In other words: we all know full well that enough Americans are opposed to legalization and/or amnesty that a platform supporting these would get skewered in elections. So… we’ll just wait an extra month or two to thwart the citizens’ will.

    Does it get any more blatantly despicable than this?

  • TruthBeTold

    Obama is putting ‘immigration reform’ (aka Amnesty) because he knows it’s a losing issue for the Democrats. The American people don’t want it.

    After the elections, he’s going to give Americans something they don’t want and didn’t get a chance to vote on.

  • JohnEngelman

    Instead of cowardly evasions, Democrats need to recognize that immigration conflicts with the rest of their agenda.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Is this another one of Obama’s “Red Lines in the Sand?”

    Makes me wonder…The Obama administration must think the Senate will remain majority DemocRAT after 2014, otherwise he would have signed that EO yesterday.

  • jayvbellis

    Stay strong. We’ve been beating back these mass illegal alien amnesties since the George bush administration. We haven’t had a mass amnesty since Reagan was in the Oval Office wasting the 1980s fighting our kinsmen the Russians in Afghanistan, arming the nasty Taliban.

    • A Freespeechzone

      I sincerely hope you are correct—-so far, nothing has been done to force the closure of our borders, the invasion of diseased children and illegals who seem to have more protection than Citizens and demand rights, welfare, services and preferences.

      Let’s hope enough Americans are willing to ‘put it all on the line’ to stop this—or future White generations will be marked for extinction.

      • Jim Davis

        What does anyone else think of all of us moving to the UP of Michigan and taking it over? I know, many of you might not like winters, but hey, it’s got a natural defense being surround by the Great Lakes, the only real way to get there is the Mackinac Bridge. Just a pipe dream of mine….