This time according to the scuttlebutt, unlike the health care bill, Obama does not have the Congressional votes to shove his policy down the throats of America, so he will go around Congress and the American people and issue an executive order granting amnesty to the 12 million
The rumor is so fierce that earlier this week Senator Grassley and Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; David Vitter, R-La.; Jim Bunning, R-Ky.; James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., signed a letter to the President saying:
We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.Why would the president make this move when such a vast majority of Americans would be against it? Probably the best explanation could be given in this video published on this site before featuring SEIU Vice President Eliseo Medina, who explained that granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens would expand the "progressive" electorate and help ensure a "progressive" governing coalition for the long term.
While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.
"We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters," Medina said during his speech at a June 2009 Washington conference for the liberal America's Future Now!
Medina said that during the presidential election in November 2008, Latinos and immigrants "voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up."
"Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? Can you imagine 8 million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle."
According to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies report, "Immigration, Political Realignment and the Demise of Republican Political Prospects," of recent immigrants who became citizens by 2008, by a margin of 55-31 they identified as Democrats. Among immigrants who had not yet become citizens, 70 percent identified as Democrats and 15 percent as Republicans.
If the economy continues to be in the crapper, President Obama will need these votes in 2012. If it happens, this move will be made not because it is the right thing to do for the country, but because it is the right thing to do to continue the progressive takeover of the United States.
The full letter from Senator Grassley and friends is embedded below: