Pat Buchanan: Obama Immigration Moves Will Set US 'Completely on Fire'

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 08:38 PM

By Todd Beamon

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan predicted that any executive action President Barack Obama takes on illegal immigration will "set the country completely on fire."

"It might get out the Hispanic vote," Buchanan said in response to a comment by Susan Ferrechio of The Washington Examiner in a segment of "The McLaughin Report" that aired Friday on PBS.

Story continues below video.



"But you will have red state Democrats denouncing the president for doing it, for engaging in unconstitutional action," he said. "It would be a tremendous firestorm, which would really polarize the nation."

Obama is expected to take several executive steps to address illegal immigration in light of the crisis created by the more than 63,000 minors who have been arrested at the U.S. border since Oct. 1. More than 90,000 are expected to be apprehended by the end of next month.

Obama has dubbed the situation "a humanitarian crisis," but Republicans have charged that the administration's lax enforcement of immigration laws triggered the deluge.

They also point to reports in Central American media that spotlight U.S. policies that defer deportation of minors.

The president is expected to announce his actions after Labor Day.

However, Buchanan, who ran for the White House three times, predicted at the end of the show: "Barack Obama will do some kind of amnesty for the illegal aliens by Labor Day."

Vote Now:  Do you believe the Obama administration has secured our border with Mexico? Vote Now 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Franciscan Order in 'Grave' Financial Trouble Over Fraud

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:20 AM

The Franciscan Order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, who advocated a life of poverty, is in deep financial trouble f . . .

Rep. Mike Kelly Offers Obama 'Lump of Coal for Christmas'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 07:50 AM

All forms of energy in the United States should be developed to spur job creation and economic growth, Pennsylvania Repu . . .

Ben Carson Pledges Support for Israel

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 07:09 AM

In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish s . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved