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    If the President doesn't want to set a dangerous precedent, he can still meet regularly with immigration leaders and figure out a way forward.

    "The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression." - W.E.B. Du Bois Be informed. Fight the Police State.

    by Eternal Hope on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 06:57:25 PM PDT

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    •  He wants to change the (0+ / 0-)

      law. Congress won't do it. This is not a Barack Obama issue.

      •  Barack Obama's administration has instituted (2+ / 0-)
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        many policies on their own which can be changed through administrative/executive action.

        His administration has instituted deportation quotas which are a mandatory part of performance appraisals for CBE agents. A minimum number must be deported per agent per month, regardless of the merits of the case. THAT policy is 100% on Obama's administration.

        There are many other areas where Barack Obama has said pretty words, but never followed up to insure those words became policy within his agencies. THAT is 100% on Obama's administration.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 08:24:28 PM PDT

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