Idaho's Labrador: Obama immigration shift 'blatantly political'

Idaho GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador criticized President Obama's decision Friday to allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to remain in the country and work.

Labrador's news release follows:

BOISE—Idaho First District Congressman Raúl Labrador today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s executive order pertaining to illegal immigrants of particular status:

"Our nation's first commitment must be to follow the rule of law and this action by the president bypasses the existing legal process. President Obama had two years in the White House to move immigration legislation through a Democrat-controlled House and Senate and he failed to do so.

There are many Republicans in Congress who have been working to fix our broken immigration process. Instead of joining them to produce legislation in a constitutional manner, the president acted unilaterally in a blatantly political manner."

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Raul . Your making 174K a year, so we don't need you anymore.

The President makes his own laws. In fact, lay off all the senate and house staff. Nobody is making under 120K and the sewer of northern Virgina is bizzare with money and graft.

If journalism was a real, and not in the tank, this would be reported.


Oops. Envy---one of the 7 Deadly Sins. Good luck.

What are you talking about?

I don't know how your statement refers to the topic at hand, but it is also incorrect. Nobody makes under 120K? You need to do some more research.

Didn't we kill some Spaniards so he could have a job?


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Name a Country

that we (US) haven't killed in. Dare ya.
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Oh well.

What, you don't like it?

They either bow down or learn how to kick flava for themselves.


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Wow! A President Being Political

Labrador is a joke. His complaint is that a President of the United States made a political decision?

As if Labrador doesn't make them all the time?

Vote the bum out.

A political decision at the expense of the country.

It's shameful that the left not only accepts it, but defends it.

Drama Queen


Blind follower.

Facts irritate the freak fringe.

LOL, don't flatter yourself

While it's telling that you think anyone who disagrees with you is the freak fringe, in no way shape or form did the post I replied to contain any facts. Also, don't flatter yourself, you are not even close to being smart enough to irritate anyone.

So in your brilliant estimation,

he did it to lose votes? Of course, not. Fact: He did it because he thought it would benefit him politically - as stated. Sorry that you are too slow to catch that the first time.

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Voting Semanko in, voting to defund the INL was political...

What's up with Labrador? Labrador's Voting Semanko in, voting to defund the INL was political...and poor leadership, if leadership at all.

Are Labrador, and Robert Vasquez another of my fellow Republicans and anti-immigration activists doing anything to fix our broken immigration process? Vasquez, the former Republican Canyon County commissioner who ran for Congress in 2006 pressed a failed immigration lawsuit that cost taxpayers over $60,000.

That wasn't a President delivering a speech this morning,

it was a Dictator delivering an edict.

My god, Churchill would have delivered a heart attack to you.


I'm fresh out of bean dip, try some sheep dip.

Like so many Obama opponents

Like so many Obama opponents these days, you're not making any sense. Obama is the senior executive in the executive branch of the government. All he did was make a business decision as to where DoJ will put its resources. Not a single citizen outside DoJ was told what to do. Whether you like the decision or not, he was simply doing what he was elected to do.

Obama took an oath to the uphold the Constitution

However it appears to have been just a temporary "business decision". He will find come this November that he is only a temporary "President".

Sad to see

that the freak-left believes that Federal law does not apply as long as a Dimocrat is in office.

Federal law applies. There

Federal law applies. There are more laws than there are law enforcement personnel. So prosecutors prioritize what to enforce. This is just an exercise of that discretion. By the way, check your spelling checker. Your spelling makes you look dim, rather than the democrats.

Yes, Federal laws apply,

For Instance, "The role of the President, according to Article II, Sec. 3, is to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." Obama's refusal to execute Congress's immigration laws (or, for that matter, Congress's Defense of Marriage Act) is an impeachable offense. Article II, Sec. 4 states that the President "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for... Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors." The deliberate failure to enforce valid immigration law and allow hordes of foreigners to live and work in the U.S. is, arguably, "treason," and doing so in an election year to appease Hispanic voters could certainly be considered "bribery."

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Yay, more internet crap.


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You have yet

to say anything even remotely intelligent. Drink much?

I eat posters


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It's going to be a hot day,

Why don't you cool off in the pool with Rodney King?

I can't afford to drive, fool!


You pig.


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I'll give you a lift.

And a porkchop.

Throw up on the seat in private.


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He just blatantly spit, for the hope of political gain, on the Constitution that he is sworn to uphold. Quit with the pathetic excuses.

Hey Cuhulin

Since when did DOJ start issuing work permits to immigrants?

He has overreached his authority for purely political reasons. Anyone who can't see that isn't paying attention.

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how is Raul gonna make a living defending illegals in Idaho, (once his tour in D.C. is over,) if all of the illegals are allowed to stay,(which Idaho allows anyway.)Those sprinkler pipes need to be moved and those cows need to be milked.

Why are there cows in Raul's office, anyway?


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yes, because heaven knows

Republicans never did anything about immigration that was political.

If an Executive Order can keep illegal's here......

Could another Executive Order deport a "legal" citizen?

No. The only thing this

No. The only thing this order can do is prioritize where DoJ puts its resources. There is no law to enforce that would deport a citizen.

Are the Obama haters so short on things to say that they can't come up with arguments that make sense?

Why, does Guyana look that nice to you?


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didn't do jack doodly about stopping illegal immigration here when he was in the Idaho legislature. He's just another hypocrite Tea Party bonzo.

What are you?

Just some true believing Obamunist Clown? Or something less?

say more original things. this ain't a dating site/


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When Obama is gone,

you can seek gainful employment at any golf course. They always need someone to wash balls.

Stopping illegals

Why would have done anything different? he was an immigration lawyer and his job was to use the system to the best advantage for his clients and extract as much money from them as possible.

What's next - a Presidential Pardon allowing......

all illegals who were previously deported the right to return to the USA?

Why not!

It was theirs in the first place.


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Labrador and his do

Labrador and his do nothing friends in congress have had a chance to produce law, but they refuse to do so in a by- partisan manner,, the way good law is produced.

Who are the Republicans working on this?

I don't recall seeing any major immigration reform legislation coming from the House. For that metter, who are the Democrats seriously working on this? Both sides pay the issue a lot of lip service but neither has made any real progress. I have concerns about Obama's actions because of the legal issues, but also think he is showing a little bit of a backbone and telling Congress if they are going to be worthless on the issue, he will move forward.

This issue has supposedly been a priority issue that Congress has talked about through the last two presidencies (and before) but they haven't shown any leadership or courage to take on comprehensive immigration reform. If they are so upset by the president's actions, maybe they should get off their backsides and do something.


May have better served the people of this nation by proposing a viable guest worker program than by issuing a politically self serving dictat. Five more months.



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