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Obamnesty: Obama Overruled Gang of 8 on Border Security

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 21, 2013 @ 6:42 pm In The Point | 2 Comments

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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 [2].

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.

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