Immigration Action: President to Make Another Statement Today at 3:55 pm

Published on: November 21

President Obama will be making another statement today about the Immigration Action from Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas.

Watch it LIVE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-speaks-del-sol-high-school

New Order

Since yesterday, reactions to Obama’s new executive order have been predictably mixed. Thursday night, President Obama announced a broad new executive order on the issue of immigration that caused an uproar across the country. This order could potentially shield nearly half of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now believed to be in the U.S. from deportation. The president also called for immigration laws to focus on criminals in the country, rather than targeting families trying to create a life in America.

“If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation,”

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White House Statement

“Council of Economic Advisers says that the President executive action would bust economy from 0.4 to 0.9 percent over 10 years, and would increase the GDP of $90 billion to $210 billion in 2024.

It would also result to expansion of labor force by 150.000 percent over 10 years. The White House said on Friday that roughly, two-thirds of those who live under the shadow “don’t pay taxes today.”

GOP Reactions

Voxxi provides a deeper look into the GOP’s reaction to Obama’s new order:

“Obama’s announcement presented party leaders with a knotty dilemma: How to undo an action set to take effect without Congress doing anything, with no obvious legislative vehicle for doing so and Obama able to veto any legislative solution they derive.

Conservative lawmakers are pushing to insert language in upcoming must-pass spending bills to block Obama’s order. Party leaders warn that could lead to a government shutdown.

Numerous Republicans have discussed suing the president over his immigration orders, or expanding a lawsuit already planned over the health care law to include immigration. Yet they fret it would take too long and wouldn’t have the effect of blocking Obama’s orders from going into effect….” (continue here)

Public Opinion

Who knows what this Immigration Action could mean for the country: some say it will lead to better economy and a better country, while others see it as the path to ruin for America. The divided sentiments on the Hill have nothing on the differing views and opinions among the public.

Thursday’s Announcement

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