President Obama has his pen, and by golly, he’s going to use it even if he has no authority to do so. Any moment now he’s going to announce that he’s using that pen to take executive action on the disaster at the border his policies helped to create.
President Obama will announce later Monday that with comprehensive immigration reform stalled on Capitol Hill, he will take executive actions to address the millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
“The president will address the Republican leadership’s unwillingness to bring immigration reform up for an up-or-down vote and the president will announce a new effort to fix as much of our broken immigration system as he can through executive action,” a White House official said.
“The president has directed his team to identify additional actions and send recommendations to him by the end of the summer on steps he can take without Congress, but within his existing authorities, to fix as much of our broken immigration system as we can,” the official added. (Read More)
Um, here’s an idea, he can just start enforcing the laws that are already on the books! If he had been doing that all along we wouldn’t have this crisis, or “opportunity” as Nancy Pelosi called it, in the first place.
Update: He just came out and immediately started bashing Republicans and the Tea Party.