President Obama was heckled at an immigration reform rally in San Francisco today because he refuses to grant amnesty to 11 million immigrants through executive order. Just another example of how pro-amnesty groups love our form of government.
Obama told the crowd that if he had power to halt all deportations, he would do so. Shorter Obama: If you broke the law coming to America, no problem.
“The easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws,” the president responded.
“We’re a nation of laws, that’s part of our tradition,” he added.
In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children, assuming they met certain criteria.
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Immigrant groups argue Obama has executive Power to Grant Amnesty to 11 million
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But Mr. Obama, while issuing several other directives halting deportations for certain favored categories such as families of troops and veterans, said he can’t halt all deportations.
“If in fact I could solve all these problems without passing the laws in Congress then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws, that’s part of our tradition,” he said.
“The easy way out is to yell and pretend I can try and do something by violating our laws. what I’m proposing is the harder path,” Mr. Obama said. “It requires us lobbying and getting it done.”