WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 –President Obama is making plans to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, allowing them to remain in the US without threat of deportation. The tools of his device – his pen and Executive Order.
Reports are that White House officials have discussed that this bold move may be interpreted as 2014 election ruse to aggravate Republicans into impeachment actions and motivate mid-term voters to the democratic base. Republicans have repeatedly said that impeachment is not on the table, however this has not stopped Democrats from using fear to bring Democrats to the 2014 polls.
Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee cited the 2013 government shutdown as proof that it was a real threat.
“We may not believe that impeachment is viable, but around this table very few would have believed that a government shutdown of 16 days was viable,” he said. “They can’t help themselves.”
Speaker of the House John Boehner has declared that there will be a lawsuit filed against the president but he has also said, despite Democratics saying otherwise, that Republicans do not plan to seek impeachment.
Boehner has clearly stated that rumors of impeachment are “a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” Boehner said.
“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” he added.
Even as Obama seeks money to control the border crisis he has done little to stem, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) have reportedly raised $7.6 increasing fear in American’s that Republicans would start impeachment proceeding against the President.
The group has also sent a media alert to reporters with the subject line, “House Republicans Refuse to Rule Out Impeachment”
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. echoed that Democrats are attempting to manipulate voters by stirring up talk of impeachment.
“The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the president’s failed agenda,” Scalise said. “We’re going to continue focusing on solving problems for everyday people. I’d like to see the president engaged in that, too – that’s his job. But for whatever reason he wants to change the topic, talk about things like this.
While Democrats will paint this next move as a necessity for humanitarian reasons, the order would cover those illegal immigrants already here in the US, not offer any relief to those coming over the border, many of who are non-working age children, during the recent border crisis.
The border crisis has deflected focus on Obama’s desires to change the status of the 11.5 million immigrants now in this country illegally. Obama has said that as efforts to work via Congress to fix the immigration system are dead he would proceed on his own authority to fix the system where he could.
Illegal immigrants protesting out side the White House may be reacting to published meetings of White House officials, including Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who are working on pans to determine what executive actions the President could take.
One avenue being disussed is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a two year old directive that grants work permits to illegals now of working age, but who were first brought to the US as children. That program has given work permits to more than 500,000 “Dreamers” so far.
Supporters of the act want to see DACA extended to any illegal immigrant who may be eligible for citizenship at sometime in the future, or about nine million people.
Bypassing Congress as lawmakers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is not an elected office given Constitutional power to create law by the American people, is helping to determine America’s course and how Obama could use executive orders to give illegal immigrants in the US the right to work, which they feel would bolster business with a new, invigorated work force.