Obamnesty: Obama Overruled Gang of 8 on Border Security

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Any discussion about Amnesty should begin with the fact that this isn’t Rubio’s bill. It’s barely even Schumer’s bill. This is Obama’s bill. This isn’t amnesty, it’s Obamnesty.

Obama was behind the effort to table Sen. John Cornyn’s border security amendment, Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Manu Raju report this morning.

According to the report, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., came up with his idea of a “border surge” after President Obama refused to accept the idea of a 90 percent trigger – a component of Cornyn’s amendment blocking citizenship for existing illegal immigrants unless a 90 percent apprehension rate of potential border crossers was reached.

Over a shaky line — they had to be reconnected twice — Obama told Schumer that the 90 percent trigger was unacceptable. Schumer said they were trying to find a different benchmark, and Obama told him to keep working toward an agreement.

An agreement with whom? Obama is clearly calling all the shots when it comes to Obamnesty.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “An agreement with whom? Obama is clearly calling all the shots when it comes to Obamnesty.”

    OK leftists. I want to know how any of you can claim that 0′Bama is not an enemy of US sovereignty.

    It’s one thing to play word games and call yourselves patriots (patriotic to the idea of a truly great United States Soviet Republic in America) but you can’t claim to support 0′Bama and US national sovereignty at the same time without twisting yourself in to a pretzel. Not that you don’t do it all the time, but I like to see you squirm.

    Any brave leftists out there care to explain this? Opposing border security at the same time supposedly trying to fix the “one time” problem of millions of illegal aliens and what to do? The thing to do is to make sure that more can take advantage of the bonanza for another “one time immigration reform” effort in 2016, so we can be reminded how nice the Democrats are?

    What a bunch of criminals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cynthia-Curran/100002510899902 Cynthia Curran

    The national Chairman of the Republican Party visits Santa Ana Ca. Most Republicans write California off but because Orange County is one of the few places that they win thanks to white voters that still make up over 50 percent of the population.there, they are going after Hispanics since they are the majority in the children’s population. What this does however, turn off the white population that supports them there in the more Whiter Beach areas like Newport or Huntington Beach or South Orange County like Mission Viejo. If they want elected officials in Orange County would it be smarter to lay off getting the Hispanic vote which they lost to Obama 70 to 30 percent in Orange County. This visit gives me another reason why I’m not a Republican anymore unless they are running against a Democratic because they have taken Native born people that voted for them for granted.