GOP cries foul when Obama does their job for them

The Republicans have repeatedly stopped immigration reform legislation from becoming law for the past ten years, so when President Obama made a move to allow a small subset of the immigrants awaiting changes to our immigration laws, the Republicans are throwing a fit.

The Republicans have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court and are trying to get Obama’s efforts nullified. This is the same Supreme Court that they are also trying not to allow Obama to fill an empty spot left by the passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Republican’s friend of the court brief says,

“There is little doubt that [Obama] adopted the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program as part of an explicit effort to circumvent the legislative process,”

What the Republicans don’t mention is the fact that you can’t circumvent a legislative process that isn’t even happening.

The Republican’s promise of immigration reform has always been a lie. They keep saying they are for legal immigration and they want to reform the laws they know are broken, yet every opportunity to get something done in this area stops with them.

The real truth of the matter, is now completely obvious. They want immigration reform to be STRICTER than it is now, not more welcoming, or more efficient, or more useful to the nation as a whole. The Republican party views immigrants as threats and they want to slow down and make more difficult the importation of more new Americans, who will probably vote as Democrats.

The painful truth of that idea is that these new immigrants come from traditional Catholic countries and these new immigrants, if given the chance, would vote as conservative Republicans because of their religious beliefs, yet because of all the hate-mongering and harsh treatment of their predecessors, they are surely likely to vote as Democrats, who have been much more realistic and sympathetic to their plight.

If the Republicans could ever get out of their own way, they would be much more successful. But that’s like saying if Ferrari made their cars cheaper, they’d sell more of them. Both statements are obvious, true, but never going to happen.

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