The Hill -- Amid the Republican backlash over the Obama administration’s new lenient deportation policy for some illegal immigrants, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called into question the new order's possible "backdoor" opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote.
"What is going to happen as far as their right to vote?” West said on Fox News Friday. "Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote? Will we see Janet Napolitano and the president come out with a new edict that says since we allow these people to be here legally, we’re now going to allow them to vote? How far down the rabbit hole will it go?"
Republicans are up in arms over Obama's new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.
“This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land," Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement. "How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed? President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.”
West contended the president sidestepped bureaucracy in favor of appeasing Latino interest groups, suggesting the issue should have been put up for public scrutiny.
"I would be very interested to know how close are [Hispanic civil rights] groups like LULAC and [National Council of] La Raza to this decision that’s being made and what impact they had on this executive order and how it’s going to be handed out today," he said. "Why have we not allowed a national debate on this issue?"
Blog author's comments - Obama will do whatever it takes to win a second term whether it is legal or not. The Dictator-In-Chief will continue to issue executive orders and at this time there is nothing the GOP can do to stop him. This is the first step to an eventual path to citizenship for illegals. Of course Obama likes to think of them as future Democratic Party voters.
"Republicans are up in arms over Obama's new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial." And they are correct.
Existing laws and the Constitution mean nothing to the Obama administration. There are still five months before the election, who knows what else they will come up with to insure his reelection and the eventual destruction of the country. Each day Obama gives us more reasons to remove him from the White House.
At the same time Obama has his AG Eric Holder and the DOJ trying to stop states from implementing voter ID laws.
If Allen West retains his seat in the House and the GOP is still in control of the House after the election, Allen West would do well as the Speaker of the House. In my opinion, John Boehner needs to be replaced.