Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it “an act of justice.”
Since Obama has taken things into his own hands offending the GOP base, some experts warn that his actions could hinder Republicans in the next election.
Hundreds gathered at CASA de Maryland in Hyattsville to watch President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night during which he announced far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow millions of people now in the U.S. illegally to “come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”
President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president’s executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.
The president is setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more people in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country.
Immigration policy has been widely discussed in the U.S. lately, as refugees flood into the country attempting to escape violence in Mexico and Central America.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.
President Barack Obama has made numerous promises to the American people, but hasn’t quite followed through on all of them. Most recently he promised to take action on immigration at the end of the summer, but is now delaying it until the end of the year.
Obama’s Lawyers Crafting Legal Rationale For Executive Actions On Immigration That Will Survive Court Challenges
With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition.
Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.