Wiser men than I have pontificated on the implications of the President using his Executive Powers to jump-start immigration reform. Advocates say it’s about time, opponents say it’s overreach. So, one has to ask what’s really going on?

Why do they come?
Why do they come?

President Obama has been in office now for six years, the first two he had his political party in majority in both houses of congress. If immigration had been a priority, he could have done something then. But he didn’t. He didn’t because the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, took precedence. But it wasn’t signed into law until March of 2010, and by that time he had to worry about mid-term elections, so immigration had to wait—again.

Only in America
Only in America

When the Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 mid-terms, the President and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid knew they would have to wait. In order to get an immigration bill through both houses of congress there would have to be assurances that the border security issue was addressed up front, and that is the last thing President Obama and the Democratic Party wants, a closed border.

Secure border fence
Secure border fence

Their adamant opposition to a secure border doesn’t make sense from a purely defensive point of view. But defense is not the Democrats priority. Setting up a perpetually self-electing constituency is their first priority. (The opposition to a secure border was never clearer than in the recent Ebola Virus scare when the obviously prudent measure of restricting flights from afflicted countries, a measure taken up by a number of other countries including Australia, was rejected out of hand.)

enemy at gate

A continual flow of poor Mexicans and Central Americans coming in to the United States is the key to the Democratic strategy. These people come to America looking for a better life—and they find it. Those who can work, do work and work hard for meager wages many times. This benefits their employers who can hire illegals to work for less and without the necessity to pay into the Social Security system in many cases. But many of these illegals may bring with them other things, like Tuberculosis, or the unspecified upper respiratory virus plaguing American children now.

Migrant workers
Migrant workers

Those illegals who come here sick or become sick get free treatment. Their children go to our schools and get on the free lunch program. In California, if the parent of a child claims they are homeless, the school cannot even enforce vaccination for the children. They are admitted along with American children and are not screened for disease, are placed on the free lunch program and put into special classes for non-English speakers, all at the expense of the taxpayer. And who do they have to thank for all this laxity? Democratic politicians. The quid pro quo is their vote, illegal or if they do become citizens, then because they have relations who need the assistance, legal votes. This is the reason for opposition to Voter ID laws.

VoterID

So now, with the last election he has to put up with over, the President, because he can’t get legislation to his liking passed in Congress, has decided to take the law—and the making of it—into his own hands, which answers the questions of why immigration and why now.

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