Rubio Fears That Obama Could Expand Deferred Deportation to Cover Most Current Undocumented Immigrants


Scott D. Mills

Over a week ago, I discussed how and why President Obama should fix the stalemate on immigration by using executive order to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs to include more immigrants. Now Senator Marco Rubio is expressing his fear that the President is going to make this happen. This may be something that the Senator fears, but we are nearly giddy. Please take a deep breath before you read Senator Rubio’s exact words. “I believe that this president tempted will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, to issue an executive order as he did for the Dream Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen,” Rubio said in an interview Tuesday on WFLA’s “The Morning Show with Preston Scott.”

Exhale. The pressure from the left for President Obama to act through executive order is real – and the Right fears the President taking away their power and leverage on immigration reform as a whole. We cannot overemphasize the President’s great power with executive order. Any Immigration Reform passed through the House of Representatives will include massive concessions to the Right; Border Security, Fines, Back Taxes, English language requirements, etc. If the President fixes the problem with executive order, we don’t have to make these concessions to the Right at all.

I sincerely hope the pressure of this threat snaps the House in to action, but today I am more confident that our President will be the one to fix this, and soon.

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