When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush signed executive orders, Republicans didn’t say a word.
When President George W. Bush signed over a thousand bills but added signed waviers that he did not have to enforce parts of them, you didn’t hear a peep out of Republicans.
Now that President Obama has waited six years for Congress to pass an immigration bill to no avail, Republicans are raising hell that he has taken the initiative to issue an executive order to deal with a long-neglected problem.
Even when the U.S. Senate sent a bill on immigration to the House of Representatives, the House did not vote on it.
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Still the president of the United States says, “Send me a bill and I will sign it.”
But, like years past, Republicans are not going to take any action and will continue to complain about it.
So much for Republicans doing what’s right.
— Edward Lindsay, Fort Worth
Question: For the two years the Democrats controlled Congress, why didn’t they pass an immigration bill?
Answer: They were too busy reading Obamacare!
— Bonnie Hogg, Bedford
My wife is Mexican-American and is fluent in Spanish.
She volunteers twice a month at GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange) which offers very low cost medical care for children’s vaccinations and women’s health checks.
It was a slow day the other morning and out of curiosity she asked a Hispanic woman client whom she suspected of being undocumented, “Did you hear President Obama’s speech about the curtailment of deportations?”
The lady broke down crying. She had heard about it. She has two children, both born in the U.S., and she said she no longer has to live in fear.
— Mark Bauer, Colleyville