Jan Brewer: Immigration announcement was a “pre-emptive strike” against SCOTUS SB 1070 decision

posted at 3:21 pm on June 18, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer added another layer of analysis to President Obama’s seriously not political announcement on Friday that he intends to loosen deportation standards and allow young “non-criminal” illegal aliens to stay in this country legally by issuing work permits. The Supreme Court’s decision on S.B. 1070, Arizona’s attempt to actually enforce border security and deter illegal immigration in the face of federal laxity, is due this week or the next, and a lot of analysts have speculated that Arizona has a good shot at winning the case. Team Obama needed to get out in front of the bad PR that could come if SCOTUS does indeed rule against the Obama’s Justice Department, as well as render the law less effective (h/t Katie Pavlich):

Gov. Jan Brewer blasted President Barack Obama Friday for taking what she called a “pre-emptive strike” against the state’s tough illegal immigration enforcement law. …

“It is no coincidence that this sweeping policy change was announced less than five months before a presidential election,” she said during a late morning press conference.

“Most importantly this unilateral act is a pre-emptive strike against the United States Supreme Court and its decision on Senate Bill 1070, which may come as early as this Monday.” …

Should the justices uphold the law as it was originally passed, Brewer says the president’s decision could undercut the bill’s effectiveness.

“The crux of Senate Bill 1070, of course, is documentation,” Brewer said. “And what he has done by his announcement today is that he’s going to give documentation to nearly a million people that have arrived in our country illegally and not by the rule of law.”

As Brewer argues, the president’s executive power-move can definitely be at least partially chalked up to an assault on Arizona’s ability to combat the effects of the many illegal immigrants living in their state. But, don’t forget, it’s not political.

The fact that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is applauding Obama’s move should indeed be cause for raised eyebrows.

After the two leaders met one-on-one before the start of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama for what he called an “unprecedented” move in halting the deportations.

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”


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Shorter Felipe Calderon:

“My country sucks so much that people want to leave it. Thank you for continuing to facilitate that.”

BKennedy on June 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

…and ObamaCare, and the mess he’s in altogether. Still, Latinos, he is doing nothing for you. Open your eyes.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”

Translation: Thank you, my fellow President, for taking our undesirables off our hands.

–Calderon

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

“Most importantly this unilateral act is a pre-emptive strike against the United States Supreme Court and its decision on Senate Bill 1070, which may come as early as this Monday.” …
Should the justices uphold the law as it was originally passed, Brewer says the president’s decision could undercut the bill’s effectiveness.
“The crux of Senate Bill 1070, of course, is documentation,” Brewer said. “And what he has done by his announcement today is that he’s going to give documentation to nearly a million people that have arrived in our country illegally and not by the rule of law.”

So if SCOTUS and the President disagree, who wins? This could set up a constitutional crisis…

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Wonder if calderon will bring up F&F with bho? Probably not, both are getting funds from the drugs and drug gangs in both countries? YOU will notice my ‘?’!

Gov. Brewer, like all states who have to deal with illegals, and that is almos EVERY state, bho just slapped you and your citizens in the face with his eo Friday. I hope to goodness the SC rules your immigration law is what bho/team SHOULD be doing as their duty, but bho/team have no reason but re-election to do anything?
L

letget on June 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Translation: Thank you, my fellow President, for taking our undesirables off our hands.

–Calderon

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Exactly.

“Thank you for allowing us to export our poverty”

The Notorious G.O.P on June 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

He’ll use and misuse anybody and anything to further his Marxist, progressive policies . . . in this case it’s hoards of illegal Mexicans who are nothing but pawns in his corrupt game.

rplat on June 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

So Obama Hussein Odinga + Erica Holder provide guns to mexican cartels to kill Americans,
plus
launder drug money for mexican cartels,
plus
give US citizen rights to illegals .
And we are supposed to believe that these 2 are not enemies of our country ?
WHY ?

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many in the United States corrupt Mexican Politicans thank you as well.”

He added: “There is no way, nada, we could support all these people with our bankrupt socialist system. Especially all the criminals we send over your border.”

WisRich on June 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

The fact that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is applauding Obama’s move should indeed be cause for raised eyebrows.

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”

So, Felipe, I assume you will also be loosening YOUR immigration laws as well, because, well, turn abouts fair play. We have an entire welfare class that believe that Obama has a stash, will pay for their gas, rent, healthcare and we think it would be JUST for us to dump them on your country. Okay?
Oh, and we will also be dumping the city of Detroit, Rio Linda, and Berkely on you as well.
You’re welcome, you talking pile of crap.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Great. Obama’s actions were not just an end run around Congress. They were also an end run around the Supreme Court.

topdog on June 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Obamuh has been slapping the Supreme Court in the face, for quite some time.

He’s been doing the same to around half of the American people, too.

Just another day in Utopia.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

He’ll use and misuse anybody and anything to further his Marxist, progressive policies . . . in this case it’s hoards of illegal Mexicans who are nothing but pawns in his corrupt game.

rplat on June 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Correction: “hoards” should be “hordes”. The word completion function in this browser has seen its last days with me.

rplat on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The Failed President is a narcissist liar, socialist, a statist, and is destroying America. He is a very dangerous man and ignores the law in general, the will of the American people, Congress, and the Constitution. There are no longer massive adoring crowds to deceive. For the first time in Barack Obama’s life, he is accountable.

Obama has never stood for individualism, capitalism, or liberty. The White House has been marginalized and he has proven himself to be the most inept president in modern history. He is symbolic of a man who has downgraded the White House, the Constitution, human life, foreign policy, race relations, and America herself.

The majority of Americans are sick of his condescension, his policies, his racist bigotry, and his incompetence. Obama is “the most disastrous president in our history.”

This is the most corrupt, incompetent, dangerous tyrannical administration in American history. He is an arrogant, hyper-partisan, race-baiting, and a committed Black Liberation Socialist.

President Obama flaunts a sinister, in-your-face egotism; the self-gratifying arrogance of a narcissist that would issue an Executive Order sealing all of his personal records within 24 hours of taking office. His character is arrogance, conceit, egotism, vanity, hubris and, above all, rank amateurism.

Brushjumper on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

10 to 1 Obama has never had a tortilla.

docflash on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

topdog on June 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

If bho did do an ‘end run’ wouldn’t the SC rule overule bho’s eo?
L

letget on June 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”

Calderon, you failure of a human non-entity, better your own country, you fool.

Media questioners…you fools eat Obama’s caca and still mistake it for Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

So if SCOTUS and the President disagree, who wins? This could set up a constitutional crisis…

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

In the days of Andrew Jackson, he said “They’ve made their decision, now let them enforce it.”

If Obama tries that, I don’t think it will end well. By that, I figure that the various federal circuit courts will ALL start issuing summary judgments against the government until it accepts the ruling the Arizona law and ObamaCare.

They’re capable of tying the government up in knots if they feel they’re being disrespected, as a US Attorney found out when questioned by the Fifth Circuit after Obama’s posturing on ObamaCare.

teke184 on June 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Will Gov. Romney support Gov. Brewer?

Place your bets.

kingsjester on June 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

10 to 1 Obama has never had a tortilla.

docflash on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

He likes tamales

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Calderon thanked our fearless leader for his, “valor and courage,” in implementing this action? Calderon doesn’t want those folks returning to their real homes, as there are no jobs there either!Both of these liars are trying to buy voter’s off!!!

tomshup on June 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Next up: Obama implements Obamacare and the insurance mandate by executive order.

The Rogue Tomato on June 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Hey, where are the anti-Romney people who think he’s just as bad as Obama?

Hellooooooooooo where are yooooooooooo? Come out and play!

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Governor Brewer should simply announce that like President Obama, she is going to ignore any “documentation” provided to young illegals in her state that run afoul of SB 1070. Let Obama try to sue her again.

rockmom on June 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

With the unemployment rate for young adults under 30 spiraling out of control over 16%, Obama floods that labor sector with over 800,000 new workers to compete for those same jobs because, “it is the right thing”. The right thing for WHO, Obama?

volsense on June 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I’d like to know how the government is going to process and verify eligibility on 800,000 work permit applications in any kind of timely fashion.

To the extent the candidates are expecting instant results, Mr. Obama’s non-political decision may create a lot of dissatisfaction.

If the administration decides to just issue work permits without verification to avoid dissatisfaction among the hispanic voting block, I suspect 800,000 is going to turn into 2,000,000 very quickly. This non-enforcement program is going to be a magnet for illegal immigrants who look like they are under 30.

We are looking at a classic example of governing by “the end justifies the means.” I wonder how many people who voted for Mr. Obama in 2008 knew they were voting for a marxist.

MessesWithTexas on June 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Next up: Obama implements Obamacare and the insurance mandate by executive order.

The Rogue Tomato on June 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Actually, it’s more likely that President Romney will follow Obama’s example and refuse to enforce the mandate on employers or individuals.

Sauce for the goose and all that.

rockmom on June 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

What Obama is doing is disgusting. He is turning to an army of illegal foreigners to keep his job. He will sell American sovereignty to Mexico just to win an election.
What is even worse is how the Congress doesn’t do a damn thing about it.
John Boehner is a disgrace.

NeoKong on June 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

They can work for the drug cartels w/ the work permits ?

Lucano on June 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said

Wonder if he’d think it was “very just” if we loaded up 20 or 30 million of America’s poorest and least-educated citizens and dumped them on his side of the border, then flooded their courts with U.S. goverment-paid lawyers demanding all sorts of taxpayer-funded benefits (schooling, health care, etc.) for those new “undocumented Mexican citizens”?

Oh wait, that could never happen there. Mexico’s laws don’t allow it.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

“The crux of Senate Bill 1070, of course, is documentation,” Brewer said. “And what he has done by his announcement today is that he’s going to give documentation to nearly a million people that have arrived in our country illegally and not by the rule of law.”

…what’s a law?…what’s the rule of law?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

10 to 1 Obama has never had a tortilla.

docflash on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I’d be willing to bet that the Choom Gang could put away some serious quantities of Nacho Flavor Doritos after a night of heavy chooming.

UltimateBob on June 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Why would this dicision to ignore the law by the Obama administration stop Arizona from enforcing state law? No documents have been issued to the “dreamers” and non-dreamers still will not have any documentation.Illegal parents can still be arrested and removed from the country. I also don’t see how this stops so-called “dreamers” from being arrested under state law. The Obama administration can just refuse to deport them.According to the Washington Post Alabama is still enforcing their law and driving illegals out of the state.

Hera on June 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

we don’t need no stinkin constitution…

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM

10 to 1 Obama has never had a tortilla.

docflash on June 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

He likes tamales

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

We all know he likes the marijuana.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Hey, where are the anti-Romney people who think he’s just as bad as Obama?

Hellooooooooooo where are yooooooooooo? Come out and play!

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I will vote for a three testicled frog before I vote for Obama, but I would like to hear Romney come out strong on the side of the law. And the American people.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I sure hope so KJ

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Jan Brewer is quite the GILF.

UltimateBob on June 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Actually, it’s more likely that President Romney will follow Obama’s example and refuse to enforce the mandate on employers or individuals.

Sauce for the goose and all that.

rockmom on June 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

You almost make me want SCOTUS to uphold the mandate just so I can see the libs cry about how Romney violated the constitution.

The Rogue Tomato on June 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said

Wonder if he’d think it was “very just” if we loaded up 20 or 30 million of America’s poorest and least-educated citizens and dumped them on his side of the border, then flooded their courts with U.S. goverment-paid lawyers demanding all sorts of taxpayer-funded benefits (schooling, health care, etc.) for those new “undocumented Mexican citizens”?

Oh wait, that could never happen there. Mexico’s laws don’t allow it.

AZCoyote on June 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

THIS. All day long.
Great minds, AZ. I wanted to unload Berkely.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

+1 steve and notorious

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Translation: Thank you, my fellow President, for taking our undesirables off our hands.

–Calderon

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Exactly.

“Thank you for allowing us to export our poverty”

The Notorious G.O.P on June 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

There you go, the redistribution of poverty, fair’s fair :)….or as Churchill put it, ‘the equal share of misery’ – that would be O’s socialism…

jimver on June 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Now from the other side…in “dairy land” they are already here…doing stuff that none of our spoiled kids want to do…

I haven’t read the details…does OMan’s order give them a fast track to citizenship or is it strictly a permit to live here as long as they are employed (like Switzerland)?

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I’ve never thought Obama was stupid. What is is diabolical. He is a product of the Chicago machine. We’ve seen it since day one with this guy. He uses underhanded thug tactics, union goons, black panthers, ignores the Constitution, EO’s, Obamacare being passed in with a lot of arm twistings and back door deals. He appoints radicals to implement his agenda ie Van Jones, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, Axelrod, Emmanuel, Ayers etc…This man isn’t stupid, he’s a radical left-wing product of a Black Liberation Theology. He and his followers aren’t pro-America. They are dangerous. They must be defeated. Friday’s immigration announcement is just par for the course (pun intended since Obama just had his 100th tee time)

neyney on June 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM

For all the trolls who are waiting on the sidelines , not sure whether to jump in or not ,
Barack will always stand by you :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_c-1Wl_Gag&feature=player_embedded

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Good for Brewer.

O has made his hostility towards AZ pretty darn clear. Throw it back at him.

CorporatePiggy on June 18, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Felipe doesn’t want the kids back. He might have to pay them an entitlement or something. Brewer’s right, the regime is in panic politicize everything mode in order to save the incumbent. Oblamo must have already taken his best shot across the bow for Zerocare as it may be decided next week, too.

Kissmygrits on June 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I will vote for a three testicled frog before I vote for Obama, but I would like to hear Romney come out strong on the side of the law. And the American people.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I have my doubts that he will, but hope to be very pleasantly surprised.

Having said that, the nice thing with Romney is that he respects the law and wouldn’t even think about playing fast and loose like this.

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM

The SCOAMF took a shot at Arizona using ready, fire, aim.

The Supreme Court could edit the majority decision to undercut the arbitrary changes in the latest Obama edict.

WhatNot on June 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Now from the other side…in “dairy land” they are already here…doing stuff that none of our spoiled kids want to do…

I haven’t read the details…does OMan’s order give them a fast track to citizenship or is it strictly a permit to live here as long as they are employed (like Switzerland)?

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I’ve thought about this. You don’t want to do the hard work available, no welfare.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I am surprised that we have yet to see on TV news and HA articles covering any 28 yo foreign felons arrested and prevented from deportation because of Obama’s order.

faraway on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I will vote for a three testicled frog before I vote for Obama, but I would like to hear Romney come out strong on the side of the law. And the American people.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I have my doubts that he will, but hope to be very pleasantly surprised.

Having said that, the nice thing with Romney is that he respects the law and wouldn’t even think about playing fast and loose like this.

kim roy on June 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Yeah, that constitution, I agree, Romney wouldn’t do that. Obama uses it for toilet paper.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I’ve been think that Obama’s evolution on gays and now immigration were things that Obama probably wanted to roll out later in the summer or fall–in each case, closer to the election. The gay move was forced by blabbermouth Biden. The immigration move was forced by the past two weeks of news.

With the gay move, Obama really isn’t doing anything. With the immigration move, they actually have to execute a program. Maybe he can stall for five months, but I think the GOP should start pressing him on its legitimacy and also its logistics–the bureaucracy and funding necessary to process all these sweet angels. If Obama had waited until, say, Labor Day or the DNCC, he could have shuffled his feet implementing. But he’s far enough out that he may actually have to get on this. And God help him if there are any Willie Hortons in this group with new status.

In the end, I think Obama et al. must have be worried enough about the past two weeks being punctuated by adverse rulings on Obamacare and and SB 1070 to roll out the immigration move now.

BuckeyeSam on June 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

So Mexican President Felipe Calderon says “This is Just”.. ok,
Tell Mr. Calderon, exactly how does Mexico handle illegal’s from Central/South America??

Is it “Just” then? lol

RockyJ. on June 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Shorter Felipe Calderon:

“My country sucks so much that people want to leave it. Thank you for continuing to facilitate that.”

BKennedy on June 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Most of the emigrant workers are brown people, Mexican Indians. The ruling elite in Mexico considers them the nation’s garbage and is glad to be rid of them.

slickwillie2001 on June 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

McCain and Graham to repudiate Brewer at any moment.

SouthernGent on June 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I’d like to know how the government is going to process and verify eligibility on 800,000 work permit applications in any kind of timely fashion.
MessesWithTexas on June 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It’s going to be on the honor system just like when we register to vote.

Wigglesworth on June 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’ve thought about this. You don’t want to do the hard work available, no welfare.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Hornet…I lived it! Switzerland didn’t grant citizenship easily but did have a system of permits for workers. Besides the initial application to be able to work there (essentially proving no Swiss could be able to perform what I did), it entailed an annual “visit” for the entire family to the Kreisburo. Not a bad deal because we made it a picnic day.

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

The Lunatic-left D-cRAT Socialist Plan for Arizona’s Immigration Reform Law SB1070:
Should the Supreme Court do the right hing and fully uphold SB1070, the socialist extremists have a plan to prevent enactment of this law. When the Supremes issue their ruling supporting this law, they will issue a directive to d-cRAT socialist activist “judge” Susan Bolton to lift her injunction of the law. However, the Supremes WILL NOT define a date when Bolton must comply. Therefore, she will delay ANY action on her part until AFTER the Nov. election, thus preventing the law from being fully enacted until then. The hope of the lunatic-left is that OBOZO will manage to steal another election with massive voting fraud – and we all know that he’ll have “more flexibility” if he is re-elected. In particular, OBOZO, if he retains power, will issue another dictatorial degree that blocks implementation of SB1070 – and he will, in effect, tell the US Supreme Count and the US Congress to go to hell (again).

TeaPartyNation on June 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

The fact that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is applauding Obama’s move should indeed be cause for raised eyebrows.

Yeah. Calderon should have been slapped silly and unceremoniously dumped over the border when he had the gall to come to OUR CONGRESS and bad-mouth the US and an American State. The dems applauding him and their Dear Dog-Eater should have received the identical treatment. They should all be stewing in lovely Mexico right this moment, driving that joke of a nation even further into the ground – the traitorous bastids and their love for the America-hating idiot Presidente of Mexico.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I can’t stand it!
Plus the news that Issa was standing down. WTH?

freedomfirst on June 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I’ve thought about this. You don’t want to do the hard work available, no welfare.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Hornet…I lived it! Switzerland didn’t grant citizenship easily but did have a system of permits for workers. Besides the initial application to be able to work there (essentially proving no Swiss could be able to perform what I did), it entailed an annual “visit” for the entire family to the Kreisburo. Not a bad deal because we made it a picnic day.

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Yeah, we’re the suckers on immigration. We will let anyone in…they’re unloading their criminals, welfare class, baby makers, on us.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Plus the news that Issa was standing down. WTH?

freedomfirst on June 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Issa pussed out? No surprise. He sucks.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

So if SCOTUS and the President disagree, who wins? This could set up a constitutional crisis…

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Selective enforcement, all on it’s own, is a constitutional crisis.

ButterflyDragon on June 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Selective enforcement, all on it’s own, is a constitutional crisis.

ButterflyDragon on June 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Yep. And a very, very serious one.

Even beyond that, selective enforcement is an offense to Western civilization that is the bedrock foundation of American culture and society. Selective enforcement by public decree should offend everyone with an IQ over 80.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Yeah, that constitution, I agree, Romney wouldn’t do that. Obama uses it for toilet paper.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

The guy that invented the Obamacare mandate wouldn’t do that?

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

So you turn 800,000 people loose, legally, in a bad economy and what do you get? For sure more welfare support and unemployment payments. Not to worry, the people who do work will pick up the tab, while immigration law is flouted by our Chief Exec.

arand on June 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”

Really?? Very just??

Since you love it so much Mr. Calderon, I’m sure you’ll immediately extend the same offer to the thousands of Guatemalans crossing your border in search of a better life.

Instead of beating the crap out of them or holding them in your prisons.

BacaDog on June 18, 2012 at 5:02 PM

The guy that invented the Obamacare mandate wouldn’t do that?

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Stop already. I don’t like Mittens, either, and don’t trust him but if you are an alleged federalist then show some understanding of the differences between State and federal powers.

RomneyCare is stupid but it isn’t un-Constitutional, not with regard to the federal Constitution or the Mass Constitution.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 5:02 PM

President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama for what he called an “unprecedented” move in halting the deportations.

Seeing as illegals send money back to Mexico, and are Mexico’s SECOND largest source of outside income (behind oil) – yeah Felipe REALLY APPRECIATES IT!

GarandFan on June 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Translation: Thank you, my fellow President, for taking our undesirables off our hands.

–Calderon

Steve Z on June 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Lady Liberty says “you’re welcome” on BO’s behalf:

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

OneGyT on June 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Former Governor Romney

In a CBS interview, he was asked if he would repeal the Executive Order. He changed the subject to the fact that we need an overall plan – MSNBC howled. They called this waffling (from waffle.)

My goodness, I would have embarked about the social, political and legal complications attendant to repealing an act as opposed to just passing a new one which is why rash moves like this are so dangerous.

Does anyone brief this guy? And it is not that hard.

IlikedAUH2O on June 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

It is common in elite law schools to belittle the US Constitution.

IlikedAUH2O on June 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, that constitution, I agree, Romney wouldn’t do that. Obama uses it for toilet paper.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

The guy that invented the Obamacare mandate wouldn’t do that?

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

State vs Federal, but I believe Romney would have allowed the dream act to be legislated, where it would have failed, Rock.
And, no, I don’t agree with Romneycare, but I’m hoping it will only take half a bottle of Jäger to get me to the voting booth this time.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

The fact that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is applauding Obama’s move should indeed be cause for raised eyebrows.

They want these valedictorians back like they want the black plague.

Buddahpundit on June 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

“We believe this is very just,” Calderon said, according to an interpreter, adding: “Thank you for the valor and courage that you had in implementing this action. I’m sure many, many families in the United States thank you as well.”

No matter how many illegal families have been made happy by this, there are many, many more that do not want Mr.Obama’s kind of reforms, nor appreciate his way of implementing them. Major backfire awaits.
Then, the American people will have what is just.

lynncgb on June 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Oops here is the link for ” Up to 1.4 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Could Benefit from New Deportation Policy”

http://bit.ly/KNqUjR

Chessplayer on June 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Yeah, we’re the suckers on immigration. We will let anyone in…they’re unloading their criminals, welfare class, baby makers, on us.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM

you missed part of my point there Hornet…they are already here and have been milking our cows for years because our kids won’t get out of bed to do it…

don’t get me wrong…I view this whole thing as a joke…the parents able to get in illegally and now their kids get the free pass (LOTTO!!!)…

now for Obamatuer to say that they are our future…would be fine if they they could cure cancer but they are picking lettuce and milking cows…figure out a work permit system for the jobs that our failed youth won’t do and send them home when they don’t want to do it anymore.

teejk on June 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM

When asked what the president might do to celebrate his amnesty prosecutorial discretion for 1.4 million illegal aliens, Obama reportedly said:

“I might have tacos when I go home; I’m not quite sure yet.”

pain train on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM