Chris Matthews: Executive action on immigration will be Obama’s ’emancipation proclamation’
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let’s go to something the formerly [sic] chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said, ‘let no crisis go unexploited.’ Something to that extent. Could the president be saying, ‘Okay, I’m flourished with the situation here with these young people on the border, everyone knows we have to address it. That means I have to use executive discretion. In using that discretion, I’m also going to deal with this other problem. I’m going to — I will relieve some people of the enforcement.’
PERRY BACON:He is talking about a big solution. When you talk about work permits, you talk about up to 5 million people, it’s a huge —
MATTHEWS: It’s extraordinary that a president would do that. This is like the Emancipation Proclamation.