Obama Immigration Action Would Hurt Dems Chance in Nov

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from The Gray Area:

Any question now as to how this administration makes decisions? The immigration issue in America was so important that the President promised to take ‘executive action’ to fix it. Then a desperate Democrat Senate, pleads with the President to delay his promise to take executive action to improve their chances of winning in November. Well, important decisions for the betterment of the country are, like this one, really made for the benefit of votes.

Apparently neither extreme of working with both parties in Congress to get a unified policy or taking executive action prior to the election is a worthwhile alternative. So, if his taking action was good for the country in June, why then is his not taking action, good for his party? Pretty obvious what the people want don’t you think.

Only getting the most votes to hopefully retain the Senate and get a few more seats in the House so he can pass his, and only his, amnesty solution is the best action. Ideology first. Country, maybe second.

Following is the Wall Street Journal report on this subject.

Obama to Delay Executive Action on Immigration Until After Elections

President Barack Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, White House officials said Saturday, a bow to political pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races who had complained the expected action could hurt their campaigns.

The delay breaks Mr. Obama’s promise, broadcast from the Rose Garden in June, that he would act on his own by summer’s end to set new policy on immigration. It was widely expected that Mr. Obama would act without Congress to scale back deportations of illegal immigrants and possibly offer work permits to many people in the U.S. illegally.

Now, the White House is saying that the president will act by year’s end.

White House officials said that acting now could hurt the long-term prospects for action to overhaul immigration law.

“The president wants to do this in a way that is sustainable for the long term, that is most effective and good for the country,” one official said.

The official said that “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.”

However, a number of Senate Democrats had said in recent weeks that Mr. Obama shouldn’t act without congressional approval to change immigration law, saying the move would be an inappropriate end-run around lawmakers. Many of those Democrats are in tough re-election campaigns, and strategists said action by Mr. Obama could harm his party politically.

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