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Obama 10-Point Immigration Plan To Be Sprung on US Soon

By    |   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 08:16 AM

President Barack Obama plans to unveil a 10-point immigration plan as early as next Friday that will allow up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants living with U.S.-born children to stay in the country.

This week, Fox News obtained documents from the government agency that drafted the plan showing that it would be executed via an expansion of Obama's past "deferred action" plan for deportation. The draft plan also proposes to raise pay for immigration officers, sweetening the pot for those dealing with the situation on the ground.

"It's hard to see how the [midterm election] results last week were some sort of mandate for the president to act unilaterally on immigration," Jason Riley, editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal, said in a discussion of the plan. "If anything, it was the opposite. The public was sending the president a Republican Senate and increased numbers of Republicans in the House of Representatives, and they want the two to work together — and it looks like [Obama's] going to ram this through."

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer agreed with Riley, calling the plan "constitutionally odious."

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that some Republican members of congress were mulling their options for responding to Obama's expected actions. Some floated the idea of dragging spending bills that keep the government running into the fight. One such funding measure expires December 11.

Some members aren’t too keen on such a plan, as it could turn into another government shutdown.

"This is an opportunity for everybody to come together and speak clearly and forcefully [to Obama] that doing this unconstitutional act would be a mistake, and if you do it, there won't be funding for it," said Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona.

"Members are going to decide for themselves whether or not it's something they want to fall on their sword over."



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