By Lynn Sweet | Chicago Sun-Times Blog
I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there’s been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true.
By Keith Koffler | White House Dossier
The Obama administration made an end run around Congress directly into the arms of Latino voters, saying it would stop deporting illegal immigrants under 30 who came to the United States before they turned 16.
Latinos overwhelmingly back the president over Mitt Romney, but the Obama campaign is concerned about how many will turn up at the polls amid disenchantment over Obama’s failure to press for comprehensive immigration reform and his relatively aggressive use of deportation thus far.
Congress has refused to pass the DREAM Act, which would have created a path toward citizenship for young illegal immigrants who have gone to college or served in the military.
Setting aside the wisdom of the policy for the moment, why would anyone believe a word the man says after he does that which he said he could not do?
Well, at least he didn’t collude with his allies in the press in advance…
…Oh never mind (as the Progressives will say).