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    Obama takes on hecklers to doubles down on immigration reform claiming it would boost

    Daily Mail
    By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    PUBLISHED: 15:21 EST, 25 November 2013 |

    'We've got to finish the job': Obama takes on hecklers to doubles down on immigration reform claiming it would boost economy and shrink deficit

    Business leaders including Facebook's CEO are demanding looser immigration policies but skeptics say they're only after cheaper labor

    Obama shoehorned an immigration speech in between 7 fundraisers

    Senate Republicans say CEOs want an 'oligarchy' that twists immigration policy for their own economic advantage

    Protesters heckled the president during his speech, demanding an executive order to stop deportations

    The Obama administration has sent more illegal immigrants packing than any other in U.S. history
    One group of ICE officers slammed an existing Senate bill, saying it 'legalizes aliens with extensive criminal records'

    The ball is in House Republicans' court, but hard-liners are insisting on tighter border security and tougher enforcement before the law can change

    During a token policy appearance Monday in San Francisco, President Obama railed against Republicans for standing in the way of his 'comprehensive' immigration reform plans that would extend an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

    'We've got to finish the job,' Obama said, referring to bipartisan legislation that passed the U.S. Senate in June but has long stalled in the House.

    'It is long past time to reform an immigration system that doesn't serve America as well as it should,' he told a crowd estimated at 600. 'We could be doing so much more to unleash America's potential.'
    Protesters interrupted him at one point, shouting 'Stop deportations!' and begging him to use an executive order to fix the nation's immigration failings.

    'You have the power,' one yelled.
    'Actually, I don't,' Obama replied.
    'If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so,' he insisted. 'But we are a nation of laws.'

    As business leaders – including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – have begun to issue public demands for looser immigration policies, both parties are feeling pressure.

    An anti-deportation protester (R) in the audience shouted down the president until Obama insisted that he's powerless to act without Congress

    Obama tried to pressure the GOP by insisting that business leaders, including many who didn't vote for him, favor a new immigration plan

    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen with his Chinese-American wife Priscilla Chan, is arguing for looser immigration policies in what some say is a power grab to free up cheaper labor in the U.S.

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    'The only thing standing in our way right now,' Obama said, 'is the unwillingness of certain Republicans in congress to catch up with the rest of the country.
    On Sunday, Zuckerberg said on the ABC program 'This Week' that immigration reform is one of the 'biggest civil rights issues of our time' and said it's 'really heartbreaking' to see children of illegal immigrants shut out of employment opportunities through no fault of their own.

    But skeptics believe big business is engaged in a naked political ploy for a cheaper source of domestic labor.

    'America is not an oligarchy,' Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions complained on Monday.

    'Congressional leaders must forcefully reject the notion, evidently accepted by the President, that a small cadre of CEOs can tailor the nation’s entire immigration policy to suit their narrow interests.'

    Obama spoke at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco, where he is scheduled to appear at two Democratic fundraisers before flying to Los Angeles for more cash-collection events

    Obama, Sessions noted, 'is preparing to hold a fundraiser with Silicon Valley executives, a group clamoring for more guest workers at a time when nearly half of recent college grads are underemployed.'
    Obama, however, said immigration reform is 'the smart thing to do' economically, claiming it 'would boost our economy and shrink our deficits.'

    Some in the GOP, most notably Senate moderates, have made their peace with proposals that would give legal residency to people who live in the U.S. illegally and put many on a path to citizenship.

    But House hard-liners have embraced an over-our-dead-bodies approach, holding out for tougher enforcement and tighter border security as a condition of any new law.
    Obama is on a West Coast fundraising swing, appearing at seven separate events to collect cash for Democrats. But in order to justify the government expense involved with travel for the better part of a week, the White House scheduled one policy speech at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center and another at Dreamworks, the film studio, in Los Angeles.

    The National Taxpayers Union Foundation estimates that it costs $176,000 per hour to operate Air Force One, the president's private aircraft.
    Speaking to reporters on board the plane on Monday, Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed that 'there is strong bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for common-sense immigration reform.'

    Citizen engagement: Obama turned to talk with the agitator while the audience of 600 waited

    Immigration activists like thee in Atlanta have taken protests directly to ICE's offices, insisting that the government should stop departing illegal immigrants

    Surprise! Obama is the undisputed king of illegal-immigrant deportations, but is now calling for a new national policy

    Monday's heavily stage-managed event managed to let some protesters through, despite the White House's best efforts to control the president's image

    'The only thing that’s blocking that right now is not one party, it’s one faction of one party.' He complained of 'significant consequences for our economy' if an immigration reform bill does not reach the president's desk.

    Obama faces discontent from immigration activists who demand an immediate halt to deportations, which have reached all-time high numbers since his first inauguration.

    In 2011 alone, the Obama administration sent 392,000 illegal immigrants back to their home countries, according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security.

    Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions complained that an 'oligarchy' of business titans is trying to manipulate immigration policy to serve their own narrow interests

    But Sen. Sessions, the most senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, warned Monday that Obama has a 'dismal record on immigration.'

    'During his time in office, the president has systematically dismantled interior enforcement, handcuffing immigration officers and bypassing Congress. ... No agreement should be entered into while such lawlessness continues.'

    Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, raised hackles among border guards inside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency when he weighed on immigration in this month.

    Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council, criticized him on Monday for supporting the immigration bill that passed in the Senate earlier this year.

    'Why did you support a bill, S. 744, which legalizes aliens with extensive criminal records, including sex offenders, gang members and other violent and dangerous criminal aliens?' he asked.

    'Until Mr. Zuckerberg meets with officers and learns the truth about our immigration system, I would respectfully suggest he suspend his lobbying activities.'

    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said Sunday on the CBS 'Face the Nation' program that the GOP will ultimately back some sort of reform, but with conditions attached that the Senate may not like.

    Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council, criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for supporting Senate legislation that 'legalizes aliens with extensive criminal records, including sex offenders, gang members and other violent and dangerous criminal aliens'

    Obama is in San Francsisco to attend fundraisers, and squeezed a single policy speech into his itinerary to justify the government's travel expenses on the political trip

    'Immigration reform is going to happen,' McCarthy said, 'but it’s going to happen in a step-by-step method. ... We have a broken process – the immigration system, it is broken. It needs to be fixed.'

    Bone of contention: The Rio Grande River marks the U.S.-Mexico Border with Juarez, Mexico on the left (south) side and El Paso, Texas on the right (north). Thousands of illegal immigrants cross the border here every week

    Those steps include new border security measures, including spending billions to wall off America's southern border with Mexico. Also on the GOP's wish list is a system of enforcement that will stop the annual release of thousands of criminal aliens from immigration detention facilities.

    Obama has seemingly endorsed these measures, but won't agree to implement them in advance of establishing 'an earned path to citizenship' – what some in the GOP see as an amnesty for as many as 11 million lawbreakers.

    House Republicans lack a political incentive to act any time soon, since only a handful have enough Latino constituents to pose a re-election risk in 2014.

    A poll released Monday by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute found that most Americans – including a majority of Republicans – support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. But barely one-third of Republicans say there's enough urgency in the problem to suggest that it should be addressed in the coming few years.

    Obama also lacks the long coat-tails that marked his first term in office. His is a damaged brand, reeling from the failures of Obamacare and leaking political capital in the wake of a nuclear deal with Iran that has polarized Capitol Hill.
    But he insisted Monday that 'everybody wins if we get this done.'

    'It's up to Republicans in the House to decide if we can move forward ... If they don't want to see it happen, they've got to explain why.'

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    There are alternative "social media" web sites. Why the hell are the vast majority of "patriots" still using Facebook? They do not even have to drop their precious Facebook, just help create some serious competition by also using one of the conservative friendly social media sites.

    How can we be serious about turning this country around when we continue to help the puke Zuckerberger maintain his social media monopoly? Zuckerberger is the enemy, for Christ sake. What the hell is the matter with you Facebook junkies?

    Shame on everyone of you so-called patriots who continue to use Facebook and are too vapid to at least use a second social media site.
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    Obama Heckled by Illegals Over Immigration

    From the blog:

    15 hours ago

    A nation of laws? He got that right! HIS LAWS THAT HE SPEAKS! Wake up America this guy is a wolf in sheep's clothing!!! He is the lawless one. He calls evil good and calls good evil! Obama is very dangerous and many will see it when it is too late! BUT, he will meet the one righteous God someday on his knees! He will hear the words "Depart from me I never knew you"! 
    15 hours ago

    This boy heckler could care less about 92 million Americans out of work. Nobody's stopping illegals from joining their families. Be our guest, go join them. If we were really a nation of laws, Mr. Obeyme, you'd enforce them, not constantly deviate & circumvent them. If we'd actually enforce our laws about hiring illegals & moreover increase the penalties on companies & people hiring illegals, they wouldn't have work, as is the case for 92 million Americans, & they WOULD go back over the border. And we've seen what suicidal stupid Libtards think about that (I didn't say all Liberals); such an idea has to be labeled & demonized as "self deportation," which we're supposed to believe no one would ever do, even though they do it everyday, just not in sufficient numbers. 
    17 hours ago

    This is not immigration it's a foreign invasion, supported by American traitors. 
    Sue Giunta
    14 hours ago

    Obama fullofshitbastard! rhinestonenana you got it right!!!
    Tom Lehner via Google+
    10 hours ago

    Immigration-rights protesters interrupted President Obama’s speech Monday demanding he use executive powers to immediately halt all deportations, but he rebuked them, telling them he doesn’t have that power.

    “You have a power to stop deportation,” one man, standing directly behind Mr. Obama, shouted near the end of the president’s immigration speech in San Francisco, who then began to lead chants of “Stop deportation!”

    “Actually, I don’t, and that’s why we are here,” Mr. Obama replied.

    When security moved to escort the protester out of the room, Mr. Obama told them to hold off.

    “These guys don’t need to go. let me finish. No, no, he can stay there,” he said.
    13 hours ago

    Staged hecklers to help him get his "real" point across which is to bypass congress. Because "the people" want immigration reform & he's a servant. What a liar & fraud.
    an a
    4 hours ago

    Staged? Or did Obama just really own some one
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 11-26-2013 at 12:26 PM.
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