Who’s up for legalizing 11 million illegal aliens during a period of massive unemployment for Americans? The same guy who’s keeping them unemployed. And he will succeed if enough Congressional Republicans are stupid enough to commit political suicide by letting him do it.
Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.
Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.
The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said.
And by citizens, he means Democratic Party voters. But the punchline is coming up…
The White House will argue that its solution for illegal immigrants is not an amnesty, as many critics insist, because it would include fines, the payment of back taxes and other hurdles for illegal immigrants who would obtain legal status
It’s not amnesty… because there’s a fine.