WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation responded Friday night to President Barack Obama’s move to shield 5-million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

“I disagree with the President’s decision to use executive action to make changes to our immigration system, and I disagree with the House’s decision to not even take a vote on the bipartisan Senate legislation that overwhelmingly passed in June 2013,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said in a prepared statement.

President Obama said the immigration system is broken and has been for decades.

“We’ll deport felons, not families,” Obama said.

West Virginia First District Congressman David McKinley called Obama’s announcement “a divisive, political calculation that will poison the well for his ability to work with the new Congress that will be sworn in just six weeks from now.

“Earlier this month the American people roundly rejected President Obama’s policies by electing a Republican Senate and larger majority in the House. They sent a message that the President must work with Congress. Tonight’s announcement that he will act alone on immigration shows that he wasn’t listening.”

Under the President Obama’s executive order, the undocument immigrants can stay in the country for up to three years but they will have to pass background checks and pay back taxes.

Manchin is calling on Congress to work toward a solution.

“We will only achieve sustainable, comprehensive immigration reform if all sides work together,” he said.

West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito called Obama’s decision “unconstitutional and wrong.”

“These actions by executive order intrude on the constitutional role and responsibility of Congress to write, debate and pass laws. Even President Obama said as recently as last year that he lacked the constitutional authority to take this action unilaterally,” Capito said.

 

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  • Debra

    Not. But let's say just for fun that you are right. Doesn't matter. Anyone who has one parent who is American citizen is a natural born citizen. That means even Ted Cruz can be president. And it is a fact that he was born in Canada.

  • David Kennedy

    One thing needs to be made perfectly clear.
    Each State will pay the bill for these illegals.

    Let me say that again....

    Each state will foot the bill for this Federal Mandate....

    Let me say that one more time....
    Each state will pay for this...nobody else...!!!

  • Tim

    I dislike this President/Liberals more and more with each passing day.

  • Bill

    The emperor has spoken.

  • Aaron

    Again SH you are wrong. For all his faults, William rarely puts forth the last word. Like you, he says something steeped in ignorance rather than logic and then when challenged cannot substantiate his outlandish claims. You attempt to compare me to him but in doing so demonstrate how he mirrors you. Why didn't I see the similarities before?

  • Jason412

    Silas,

    In what country do you live that if there are 5 million people, there are 5 million votes? It sure as hell isn't the same country I live in.

    I expect the Republican Presidential candidate in 2016 will be spending millions to tell the immigrants allowed to stay in the country under this executive order not to vote for them. Or will they be right beside Democrat's begging for any Hispanic votes that may be a result of this?

  • Hop'sHip

    No like the childlike William, you always have to have the last word. So like with William, it is best to ignore

  • Aaron

    Sorry, Silas hip, I've never said RR was a God. I give him props for the good things he does but criticized for the negative. He should have at the very least underwent congressional scrutiny for the arms for hostage fiasco and I was not particularly happy with his response to the Marine corps bombings. You're trying to pigeonhole me as the same type of individual you are and unfortunately that simply does not fly because while I very well may be a hack, unlike you I am not partisan.

    I'd say nice try but it really wasn't. Actually it was kind of sad.

    Are you going to end on that sorry comment or will there be anything else?

  • Hop'sHip

    People like you or William who would respond when someone simply compares Obama's response to an infectious disease outbreak to Reagan's response to such, by accusing someone making the reasoned comparison as a Reagan hater.

  • Aaron

    Who has said Reafan is a God Silas Hip?

  • CPA

    He was not born in the U.S. He was brought into Hawaii when he was just three days old.

  • Mr.P

    No need to worry,Hillary will fix everything,lol.

  • William Glasser

    Hey, Bookman,

    Works for me.

  • The bookman

    It is estimated that it would take an additional $16B annually to fully secure the border. As a constitutional responsibility of the federal government, I think we should do what is necessary to gain control of our border.

    Why it wasn't done before is just more of the same "It's Bush's Fault!" Granting amnesty without controlling entry into the country only ensures we will be right back here in a decade or two dealing with the same issue. Can we please just solve these divisive issues so that we can put them to bed.

    Just one metaphor per sentence should be OK.

  • William Glasser

    They all need to go back and we should take any property they have. Also, fine them some substantial sum on the way out.

    Next go after all their employers for present and past (since 1986) penalties. In SW US, Walmart and others will pay billions.

    That should free up enough minimum wage jobs that everyone unemployed who wants to work can have two or three of them.

    Use the penalty money for laser "fences" for the border. They are cheaper and more effective.

    Now, all we need are robots which can pick the crops.

    Agree ?

  • Hop'sHip

    How would you seal up the border? Why didn't Republicans do it back in the early 2000s when they controlled both branches and when there was considerably more traffic across the border than there is now?

  • The bookman

    I'm saying inaction in Congress does not permit unconstitutional action. Inaction in Congress is also a method used within the rules to deal with legislation passed by one house or the other. Both parties do it, and both houses are guilty.

    Rounding up 11 million people is no more ludicrous than granting amnesty to those same 11 million assuming that will somehow solve our problem.

    Seal up the border. Gain control of the immigrant flow. Then we can talk about righting the wrongs of the past. Repeating those wrongs, and sending mixed messages to impoverished populations to our south is how we find ourselves in our current dilemma.

  • Dr Pill

    If Obama thought he could do it and have all of them vote straight Democrat ballots each election cycle, he'd do it in a heartbeat!

  • Gary

    Any law that is passed with be over ruled by the liberal courts but I don't think congress can pass a law on this. They invade our country illegally. Then they tell us we owe them. What a bunch of crap. They can tell TSA all kinds of sob stories most are probably made up and they believe them. But when we go to get our drivers licenses we have to have all kinds of proof. Stop birthwright and send all of them back home. Obama is turning us into a third world country. We have legal ways to come to this country.

  • Hop'sHip

    Reagan is like God. He should get credit for all that is good. Anything bad, well Reagan acted in mysterious ways.

  • Hop'sHip

    Who needs history books when you have Fox News.

  • Hop'sHip

    Right now it benefits the Republicans to use these people as bogeymen to stir up their xenophobic base. And they vote. Witness the last election.

  • Hop'sHip

    So you are arguing we should gather up all 11 million deemed illegal and deport them? What should the executive branch do when the legislative branch gives them no direction?

  • Aaron

    Restricting open carry does not infringe upon your right to bear arms. There's the answer to your question. Reagan's action remains constitutional because it did not violate your right to bear arms.

    You've been beating this dead horse on a false claim.

  • Silas Lynch

    More like an estimated 40% according to Pew but OK, 40% so that makes it what, something like 3 million new democrat voters?

  • Roger Stamper

    more food stamps??

  • Roger Stamper

    more food stamps???

  • Debra

    +1

  • Debra

    You may be right, but Republicans need this demographic group more than Democrats. So they better get on the bandwagon and pass a bill.

  • Debra

    How is he an illegal president?

  • Debra

    I get all the other stuff, but how is he an illegal president?

  • Tracyo64

    They are not "undocumented", THEY ARE "ILLEGAL"

  • Tracyo64

    He's gotten away with it every time before. Why shouldn't he just do what he wants? No one stops him, so apparently it works.

  • Tracyo64

    That was very concise. Thank you. I use too many words :)

  • Tracyo64

    The ILLEGAL president is writing ILLEGAL legislation to protect ILLEGAL immigrants. I hope the majority of Americans are finally getting a clue, because he's been pulling this crap for 6 years and nobody calls him on it. Lip service and and pandering to special interests (read kissing Obama's A$*)is all we've gotten from CONgress since 2008. I sincerely hope that a Republican-lead CONgress has the balls to put their money where their mouth was during the elections.

  • William Glasser

    There is no need for an argument that the 2nd Amendment is absolute.

  • Aaron

    The argument lawmakers used regarding the the law is irrelevant to the conversation here and really has nothing to do with why it was constitutional.

    That was what you inquired about wasn't it, the constitutionality of the law?

    I do wonder though, did the law restrict one's right to bear arms or simply the right to open carry? If it was only the latter, what argument would you use to support your right to open carry?

  • CaptainQ

    What's 'rediculous' is you can't even SPELL ridiculous, LOL j/k

    Seriously, this might be 'temporary' now, but if Obama has his way, it'll be permanent and yes, he WANTS them to have the right to vote a straight DEMOCRAT ticket every election.

    100% political move, no doubt about it.

  • William Glasser

    Hi, Aaron,

    I was in the military at the time and did not sue the Governor of California.

    There were plenty of lawyers in 1969 who told Governor Reagan that he had no right to abrogate the 2nd Amendment.

    Basically, he said he did. Neither he nor other supporters of the ban on open carry made a state's rights argument.

    They were afraid of Black Panthers who had showed up in California with guns on their belts.

    The law Reagan signed said open carry was tantamount to viiolence.

    Look it up

  • Hillboy

    When it comes to Medicare and SS, it is not just a guess. SS, for example, knows pretty accurately how much money comes into the fund from cards that have some irregularities (the number might be from a deceased person, etc.). They have estimated that 75% of the funds from funny SS numbers are from illegal immigrants. That percentage may be subject to debate but it's not just a wild guess.

  • vashti

    TLC you need to read some history books.

  • Jason412

    Jonus Grumby,

    Not so fast. in 2004, George W Bush received 44% of the Hispanic vote.

  • William Glasser

    So illegals help us balance entitlement budgets ! Who knew ?

  • Debra

    This is sooo true

  • Debra

    Hill boy, this is soooo true.

  • Aaron

    I'm curious, what problem do you have with the numerous socialist policies such as the income tax, military intervention, social security, medicare, the federal reserve and the thousands of other "socialist" programs that governor our country daily?

  • Aaron

    All the more reason to eliminate payroll and other taxes and go to a consumption tax. Under that system, everything is taxed.

  • Aaron

    One could argue that the 14th Amendment affirmed the entire Bill of Rights to the states but the Supreme Court did not take that view. Unless and until a specific case was heard addressing the Constitutional rights of citizens was heard by the Supreme Court that affirmed the specific right to the states, there was no unconstitutionality.

    It wasn't until the Heller decision that the Supreme Court ruled on gun control with the McDonald Decision affirming that ruling to the states in 2010. As Governor Reagan was acting as was his right by under the 10th Amendment, his actions were indeed constitutional. The beauty of our system is that were you a citizen of the state of California as you imply, you had standing and as such, could have challenged his state law as a violation of your guaranteed Constitutional rights.

    Did you?

  • Hillboy

    I should have said "many" rather than "most." I've been to El Paso and San Diego so I realize there is a lot of work done under the table. However, more than $10 billion per year into Medicare and SS—that's not chump change, even by federal govt. standards.

  • Zipster

    It can be credited to both parties. EITC was enacted in 1975, and was bi-partisan legislation.

  • Zipster

    You need to visit El Paso, San Diego, Miami or even the DC metro region. There are no fake SS cards. They get paid in cash, under the table, no payroll deductions, because they're not on any payroll. When it's payday, you don't see credit/debit cards or even checks. Purely cash. I've seen reports about the billions that may be contributed by illegals, and it's ranged to as high as $90 billion (Seattle Times, 2011). But it's all just guesses. No one knows for sure.

  • Half Full

    Bachmann said Wednesday that the immigrants given new protections by the president could become “illiterate” Democratic voters.

    That would counteract the illiterate voters Republicans have attracted with their stand on coal.

  • William Glasser

    If you keep using facts, I will be ashamed to be on the same side as you.

  • Hillboy

    Actually, it's a dirty little secret but illegal immigrants are subsidizing Medicare and Social Security for us. Most of them are working under fake SS cards. Payroll deductions are regularly made that go into programs for which they do not qualify for benefits. In 2010 it was estimated that they contributed 2 billion to Medicare and 8.7 to Social Security.

  • Hillboy

    "You have a bone to pick with Reagan, and you ride that horse well."

    Not to pick on you Bookman but that is one of the best mixed metaphors I've read in some time.

  • Hillboy

    The EITC had bi-partisan support. The rationale was that people who were on public support were getting as much as people earning minimum wage so there was no incentive for people to work those jobs. Rather than raise the minimum wage, Congress chose to provide the EITC.

    If you did away with the EITC it would cost us makers more because some percentage of eligible people would quit working altogether. Personally, I'd prefer a higher minimum wage and no EITC but that was the route Congress chose.

  • William Glasser

    It is not the same thing; but, it is not any better.

    Please stay the sweet law and order guy you have always been.

  • RogerD

    Progressive ideology began in the Republican party back in the days of Teddy Roosevelt. Today's GOP headed by McConnell, Boehner, McCain, Rove, etc. are fine with big government and big government programs.

  • Hillboy

    A better comparison probably would be the executive action by George HW Bush in 1990 that lifted the risk of deportation for about 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

  • RogerD

    The Congress can criticize the President's actions as unconstitutional all they want. However, if they don't act to correct his behavior, they are guilty of ignoring the Constitution too.

  • Jonus Grumby

    Five million new democrats with the stroke of the pen. Is this a great country or what?

  • The bookman

    It isn't the same when that action creates the equivalent of legislation, versus refining existing bipartisan legislation as was the case with RR and 41. Agree or disagree? The President seems to be confused as well, so I'm willing to give you some time to work out your opinion. He's a Constitutional Scholar and he can't seem to make up his mind either. At least Reagan and Bush were just Cowboys and had an excuse.

  • William Glasser

    Hey, Bookman,

    Same situation RR was in when he used Executive Action to go byyond Congress and the law to grant amnesty to additional 2.7 million illegals. BTW 41 did the same thing.

    Hey, Bookman, are you sure you are OK. I expect more from you.

    WWG

  • The bookman

    The lack of action, or the purposeful choice to not react to Senate bills, by the House is a determined choice. You can't say they haven't read it, considered it, and passed on it. The House has acted by not putting it up for a vote, just as the Democratic controlled Senate in coordination with the Oval Office has done on any number of House Bills.

    That inaction by Congress may encourage the President to usurp their power. However, it does not make it any more constitutional to do so. The Constitution explicitly places Immigration under complete Congressional Authority. The President believed a few months ago that he did not have the authority to unilaterally take this step. Yet he does so on the knowledge that the Senate is changing hands and control of the legislation hitting his desk will be outside of his control.

  • Jason412

    Bookman,


    "Congress failing to act is not a reason to act beyond his authority. "

    I agree, how dare a President allow the sale of missiles to a designated State sponsor of terrorism and the funding of a rebel group in direct defiance of Congress.


    Yep. I'm still not letting that go.

  • Martinsburg Resident

    Ok... keep drinking that Kool Aid! You just wait and see... remember this when you first hear how your Dear Leader lied to you again! You will more than likely not even pay attention. Wake up Debra!

  • Martinsburg Resident

    I couldn't care less whether it is a democratic or republican idea... It is STILL a Socialist ideology... take from the makers & give to the takers (to keep them enslaved in their poverty). America has lost it's way! There is enough fault on BOTH sides to more than go around. Obama is the worst President in our short history as a Great Nation!

  • vashti

    tim you are stupid

  • vashti

    “These actions by executive order intrude on the constitutional role and responsibility of Congress to write, debate and pass laws. Even President Obama said as recently as last year that he lacked the constitutional authority to take this action unilaterally,” Capito said.
    Then perhaps the house should have availed themselves of their constituational duty and done something before now.,.
    also my understanding is that this is an executive action which is different than and executive order. the unconcstitutional mantra is getting pretty old pretty quick. if you can't make it stick try a new schtick

  • No Thanks

    Gee. What a coincidence. There's a current Metro News story about one of those poor, hardworking fruit pickers. "Rodolfo Villagomez Correa, 34, a Mexican national illegally in the country, admitted in court Thursday to second degree murder and conspiracy to commit the murder of Joshua Oberg in January 2012."

  • William Glasser

    So ... you're right.

    Hey, Bookman. You OK.

    Not your usual combative self, today.

  • No Thanks

    Blah. Blah. Blah. The only thing that needs reforming is the government. I swear that if the entire House and Senate were required to answer 20 questions regarding our Constitution, only a fraction would answer at least half the questions correctly. It's sickening. So is the gamesmanship, including the language game. Witness below where a couple of people use the terms undocumented immigrants. How sweet is that? The correct term is illegal aliens. They are illegally here and are aliens because they are foreign nationals. So, play the violins all you want and talk about fruit pickers. I prefer to focus on those who are too young or old to work, those who are neither but do no work outside of the drug trade, and those thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens who commit crimes while here.

  • The bookman

    You have a bone to pick with Reagan, and you ride that horse well. But those efforts to compare the creation of legislation through executive action versus utilizing the pen to fix deficits in existing legislation are beneath you, sir. Tearing Reagan down will never lift this President to his stature. Obama's die is cast, as well as Reagan's.

  • Debra

    Non citizens

  • Debra

    And no citizens can't get EITC.

  • Jim

    Worst Prestident ever! Enough said.

  • William Glasser

    Earned Income Credits were a Republican idea.

  • Martinsburg Resident

    This is just more of Obama's plan to collapse our system & still blame it on the "racist" republicans! The majority of ILLEGAL immigrants do not earn enough wages to quote, *"pay their fair share"... *Obama's class warfare language. As a matter of fact, with our Socialist designed "Earned Income Tax Credits", the majority of ILLEGAL immigrants can now register with customs & stand to get large Tax payer subsidized Checks! This is just more of Obama's Marxists transfer of wealth B*$$ Sh*t! We are once again punishing the wealthy to further enslave the poor! Obama even called them "our fruit pickers & bed makers" in his Propaganda speech (note: if a republican made that statement, oh the cry of racism that would be heard!)... meanwhile, the majority of Americans are more concerned about the next episode of the Kardashians or when the next iphone is released, etc... WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • Debra

    +1

  • William Glasser

    So. it was illegal for a good purpose ? Where is that in the Constitution ?

    I am still upset with RR for taking away my open carry rights in California in 1969. Tell me that was Constitutional.

  • The bookman

    Mr Glasser,

    Those were actions that attempted to fix issues related to legislation passed by Congress. Both involved family related inconsistencies. This action by the President is in place of legislation, not in conjunction with legislation. There really is no comparison.

  • Expatriot

    Debra I agree with a lot of what you are trying to tell those who do not come in contact with undocumented adults and children. Here is another anecdote, shocking, but true. I teach in an urban jurisdiction less than 75 miles from WV. Many teachers here would have left the profession in some schools had they not been over taken by children of illegals. The behavior of our own American kids in urban areas is so bad, and we make so many excuses as to why they are allowed to stay in school and act the way they act, that we were losing good teachers. I can tell you that there are waiting lists of teachers trying to move to the schools with the majority Hispanic populations. Why? They have family values. They make their kids behave. One call is all it ever takes. They don't constantly accuse teacher of "disrespecting" my unruly child. This illegal population has turned some real madhouse schools into calm, quiet, learning centers. Almost like private schools.

  • William Glasser

    You are very close to Ronal Reagan's position on this subject. He admired hard working, religious, family-oriented Mexicans who came here to do the work our citizens would not. He was not put off by the fact that they had entered the U.S. Illegally. In fact, he proposed free travel and work privileges within North America. His original answer to the immigration challenge was not a better fence, but no fence at all.

  • Debra

    If illegal immigrants stopped working in this country for one week, our country would sink too it's knees.I understand that people here in West Virginia don't see that many illegal immigrants. But they also don't realize how many are really here and what they do for us.every time you pick up that glass of milk, that piece of fruit, that meat that you're eating for dinner, just remember that somewhere around 70% of those products are brought to our table by illegal immigrants.They are willing to work in the hundred degree heat to pick the fruit,work in the stench of the slaughterhouse,work for the dairy farmers,and do manual labor that most of our citizens will not.I also think it is a good idea to let undocumented children on their way to citizenship by serving in our military.many people don't realize that two thirds of our youth are unfit to serve.

  • DJackson

    Sounds like post-election D. C. has returned to normal.

    Our national government has become a train wreck at the hands of those seemingly unwilling to compromise, of those who attack the character of anyone with whom they disagree, and of those who accomplish little for the sake of special interest groups.

    Thankfully I did not vote, so I cannot be blamed. Choosing not to vote is, in itself, a way of expressing displeasure with the hired help in Washington, D. C., both Democrats and Republicans.

    Small wonder so many stayed home.

  • Debra

    Tim C, how so. If you are going to disagree, give me. At least expound on you point. Name calling doesn't continue a meaningful discussion.

  • Gary

    Emperor Obama has spoken. We don't need congress anymore even though Obama said over 20 sometimes he couldn't do anything. They invade our country bringing disease and crime and to have their babies so they'll be American citizens and get money. All illegal invaders should be sent home. Just think how much better this country would be if they were sent home. Use the foreign aid money that is given to these countries and send them home. We have a right way to come to this country.

  • Debra

    This is only temporary. And no, these people can't vote. Saying that is rediculous.

  • William Glasser

    Not necessarily:

    Reagan said: "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here even though sometime back they may have entered illegally.”

    Further, he granted amnesty tp 2.7 million illegals through executive action that did not qualify under the IRCA. So did 41.

  • William Glasser

    Reagan though Mexicans would bolster the Republican Party. He said:

    "Latinos are Republicans. They just don't know it yet."

    BTW, Reagan went way beyond the law, giving another 2.7 million amnesty (by executive action) that were not covered by the legislation.

  • Bill

    Let's just let all of the felons out of prison that have been good for the last five years.

  • Martinsburg Resident

    **Join me... oops!

  • Martinsburg Resident

    **Join me... oops!

  • The bookman

    Mr Glasser, and others,

    There are many opinions about many things that some find surprising about individuals we know. Much of our background and life history shapes and molds us into who we are and what we believe. Ronald Reagan was a great President, and he was certainly entitled to believe in his heart what he felt was good and decent.

    We have a process in this country by which we govern this free land of ours. The Congress passes the Laws, and the President decides if it meets his approval, and the Judiciary determines the constitutionality of the Law where appropriate and when brought before it.

    Reagan followed his heart, and the Law. This President may well be following his heart, or checking off his bucket list as was described in a column I read on the subject, but is most definitely circumventing the law and the process by which we govern. He knows it, and has stated so as an explanation for not addressing this earlier in his term. Congress failing to act is not a reason to act beyond his authority.

    Reagan acted within his authority, and any attempt to compare this action with 1986 begins and ends on that point.

  • Martinsburg Resident

    "Going me as we "FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM" the greatest nation on the face of the earth!" Barack Hussein Obama - 2008... Literally gave me chills when I heard all the "Useful Idiots" in the crowd roar with excitement for that remark... and it was the only truth this imposter has spoken in the last 6 years!

  • Martinsburg Resident

    Taking a legal pathway...

  • Paul

    Our elected reps in the US House have been in session only 17 days over the last four months. They want to talk tough while not in session rather than be in session to work with many critical pieces of legislation.

  • William Glasser

    "I . . . have thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land . . . [A]nd the price of admission was very simple . . . Any place in the world and any person from these places; any person with the courage, with the desire to tear up their roots, to strive for freedom, to attempt and dare to live in a strange and foreign place, to travel halfway across the world was welcome here ." - Ronald Reagan

  • Mike M

    And what part of "illegal" does Oblahblah not understand? Calling them "undocumented workers" is akin to referring to a drug dealer as an undocumented pharmacist. Our illustrious govt can't control and manage a handful of terrorists in Gitmo, and they're a captive audience (pun intended). Now, the govt claims to be able manage millions. Anything spewing from Oblahblah's piehole is suspect to its level of accuracy and integrity.

  • Beekeeper

    I was feeling low after the WVU game, then I watched about ten minutes of Obama's speech and saw that we have a lot more to be disgusted about than a poor performance on the football field.

  • William Glasser

    "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here even though sometime back they may have entered illegally.” - Ronald Reagan

  • jm

    Never mentioned giving in. What I was referring to, is if they did not like it....Vote it down. But at least show some action on it. The same can be said going back the other way.

    It is time to stop this incessant party line bull crap.............at least show the American people that you are doing something (step up and show a position whether anything is getting completed or not)

    Oh wait, they haven't been able to do that for a while now, how easily one forgets....there is no voting on anything meaningful during an election cycle. They care more about keeping an elected position they pay way more to get than it pays.............Hmmmmm, must be some major Perks ($$$$) involved thru kickbacks and such.....LOL

  • CaptainQ

    It's fairly obvious why Obama is doing this. The Democrats need to expand their voter base so giving all these illegal aliens some sort of quazi-citizenship will allow them all to register to vote as Democrats and to vote straight party tickets in 2016.

    Looks like the Obama Administration is taking a page out of the WV Democrats election 'playbook', attempting to manufacture votes for themselves. What's next? A national Democrat 'graveyard' voting? National 'doller and a swaller' programs? Nationwide adaptation of the 'Lincoln County' absentee voter system? Nothing would surprise me coming from the DNC.

  • TLC

    The House has sent many more bills to the Senate than the other way around. Why hasn't the Senate done something? Foolish argument to hide the facts.
    Bills have already been passed to make this problem better. Close the border has been passed. See anybody doing that? Start there.

  • TLC

    Debra, don't try to say Bush and Reagan did it too. That is either ignorant or lying. Nobody has done anything like this in history and for the sake of our country, I hope it never happens again.

  • Chef Camille

    Like these gas bags are going to do something about PA PA Doc Obama. He has said this was going to happen for months. I hope they wake up and actually develop a plan and move on. This country deserves better than what represents us.

  • Tim C

    Debra........you're stupid!

  • I'm honest at least

    While I try not to speak I'll of our elected president this is for you Mr President. What the hell are you thinking.

  • Debra

    This is not amnesty. It is a temporary reprieve from deportation for parents of Americn born children. It only lasts 3 years and can be reversed with the stroke of a pen by a future president. Reagen and Bush 41 actually granted amnesty. They granted citizenship. And the senate did pass a bill. Granted it was not what the House wanted, but the process involves passing the legislation you want and reconcile the difference. The House did NOTHING with the ball. The solution to his executive order is to pass immigration reform. But that will never happen. So Democrats have the Blue Wall and will continue to hold the White House. Republicans have Gerymandering and will hold the house. The Senate will likely revert back to the Dems in 16. Gridlock will be our fait for several cycles. Dim prediction, but probably correct.

  • ViennaGuy

    - Ms. Capito.................seems that it has been your party controlling the house the last couple years. It is your leadership that has refused to place a comprehensive bill that passed a bipartisan senate up for vote. -

    Question: why did the Senate pass a bill that the House specifically told the Senate it would not consider if it was passed? Why didn't the Senate pass a bill that actually had a chance of passing the House? It's not like the House's position on immigration reform was unknown to the Senate leadership.

    And why did the Senate refuse to take up the bill passed by the House this past August that dealt with the flood of illegal immigrant children coming into the country? Harry Reid refused to even let the Senate discuss it, much less vote on it. Bipartisanship?

    Why must the GOP-controlled House always give in to the Democrat-controlled Senate?

  • jm

    Ms. Capito.................seems that it has been your party controlling the house the last couple years. It is your leadership that has refused to place a comprehensive bill that passed a bipartisan senate up for vote. While I in no way agree with the presidents actions...............I do understand why he did it. In your last month or so in the House..........why don't you stand up to Bonehead and bring up the vote. If you and your cronies don't like it..............vote against it, but why keep it from being voted on?