See, this is the kind of legislation the base expected in giving the GOP the House back in an historic butt whoopin’
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is crafting a bill that would temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s power to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
The measure is in response to a memo issued by the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week that approved a broader breadth of discretion for agency officials when considering whether to deport someone through the Secure Communities program.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who is sponsoring the legislation, blasted the memo. He said that under the new guidelines ICE agents could defer the deportations of “millions of deportable illegal and criminal immigrants.”
“The Obama administration cannot continue to pick and choose which laws it will enforce,” said Smith in a statement. “It is outrageous that they have put illegal immigrants and their liberal political base ahead of the American people.”
It may be outrageous, but, that is simply business as normal for Obama and the Democrats, who continue to whine about being mean to illegal aliens, but, shockingly, after controlling the House, Senate, and White House for 2 years, they failed to pass any substantive legislation themselves.
Unfortunately, this will probably go nowhere in the Senate. We’ll be lucky if Harry Reid allows it to come up for a vote. Though, it will be great watching the Democrats hyperventilate in the run-up to the vote in the house, and they’ll provide some great sob stories and pea-brained quotes.