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Dems: Obama Doesn’t Need Congress For Immigration Reform, You Know

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:51 AM
All we have to do to reduce the number of illegals is enforce the employment laws, and stop giving illegals government benefits (food, housing, health care). Take away their jobs and freebies, and they will self deport.

Democratic lawmakers seem confident immigration reform will happen in the near future because even if Congress doesn’t act, the president will move forward with executive orders, they say. Via The Hill:

"I don't think the president will be hands off on immigration for any moment in time," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus, told reporters this week. "He's ready to move forward if we're not."

Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, echoed that message, saying Obama is "not just beating the drum," for immigration reform, "he's actually...