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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm still stuck on why the President of the United States is worrying about ensuring work for the the spouses of people who come to this country to work. Is that part of his job description?
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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama: "We've expanded my authorities."

    Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead,
    Wait, I'm confused. Obama dares the GOP? I thought the Republicans won the 2014 midterms in a landside. Why does Obama think he's running the show, and giving the orders? Didn't anyone tell him the news?

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm still stuck on why the President of the United States is worrying about ensuring work for the the spouses of people who come to this country to work. Is that part of his job description?
    It only matters if they can vote. Asap.

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Wait, I'm confused. Obama dares the GOP? I thought the Republicans won the 2014 midterms in a landside. Why does Obama think he's running the show, and giving the orders? Didn't anyone tell him the news?
    It's not like Boehner and McConnell seem interested in stopping him anyway.

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm still stuck on why the President of the United States is worrying about ensuring work for the the spouses of people who come to this country to work. Is that part of his job description?
    why do you work instead of staying home while your husband earns the family's living?
    then why would the spouses of these legal foreign employees not also want to be able to work

    one of the smartest things we could do is open our doors to expedited citizenship for the well educated
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Wait, I'm confused. Obama dares the GOP? I thought the Republicans won the 2014 midterms in a landside. Why does Obama think he's running the show, and giving the orders? Didn't anyone tell him the news?
    You mean the news that Obama is still President until 2017 and that the executive branch is an equal partner with Congress and the Judicial branch? Nothing will happen without the Presidents approval and if Congress won't seek it they will be doing nothing again for another 2 years. That is how our govt. works, if you don't like it then move.

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's not like Boehner and McConnell seem interested in stopping him anyway.
    Mitch McConnell was shrewd to separate the original bill, which included both DHS funding and immigration, into two separate parts - at the last minute. Now HR240 has three amendments, two of them adopted on a voice vote, and the other voted on 234-201. These Amendments prevent DHS Funds from being used by Obama for immigration.

    Our Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. Clause 4 specifically provides that the Congress, not the President, is authorized "To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization."

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You mean the news that Obama is still President until 2017 and that the executive branch is an equal partner with Congress and the Judicial branch? Nothing will happen without the Presidents approval and if Congress won't seek it they will be doing nothing again for another 2 years. That is how our govt. works, if you don't like it then move.
    The President is not above the law, which I'm sure irks him greatly, but that's life in America, and since your post explained that there are threebranches of government that are equal partners, you've made my point for me. They don't need his approval for anything that their job requires by the Constitution and Bill of Rights - they report to the people who elected them! See how that works?

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Exactly what are they doing that is so high-skilled that there is not an American worker to do the job? :
    This goes back to the Clinton era and the India caucus (Pelosi, Kucinich and a whole host of folks who had sold themselves out on both sides of the aisle). Businesses said they couldn't find American workers to fill high tech programming and sysadmin positions. Really what the high tech CEOs wanted were a compliant and non-demanding work force they could push 80 hours a week without complaint.

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    Re: White House calls illegal immigrants ‘Americans-in-waiting’

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    So are the spouses also so highly skilled that an American can't do the job they would take either?
    That's precisely why they are not presently allowed to work.

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