Friday, November 21, 2014

18 Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Recent Republican Presidents

I'm not a fan of allowing huge amounts of immigration when so many people in our own country can't find a job, but I am a big fan of truth and fairness.

Jon Ponder | Nov 17, 2014

Republicans claim that that Pres. Obama’s plan to establish temporary legal status for undocumented immigrants by executive order is illegal. They have issued a series of threats against the president if he signs the order to stand up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including blocking the nomination of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, shutting down the government again and/or impeaching him.

According to a detailed report from the American Immigration Council, however, presidents have routinely altered immigration policies by executive order, including 18 such changes by five recent Republican presidents — Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II. None of these presidents was threatened with political reprisal for signing the orders, of course.


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