This morning, President Obama announced that the U.S. will stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible youth. The move protects one million undocumented students, providing them an opportunity to live and work legally in the country they call home. President Obama’s decision helps the economy by allowing currently undocumented students, who already boost the economy, to build careers in the United States.
Conservatives are enraged. Here’s a roundup of the ten worst conservative attacks (so far):
On the President’s decision to grant certain rights to illegals…This is yet another example of executive overreach! tinyurl.com/c9sz3x8
— Allen West (@AllenWest) June 15, 2012
This is a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) June 15, 2012
Steve King: “Obama is planning to usurp the Constitutional authority of .. Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens”
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) June 15, 2012
Obama betrays young, black Americans, to pander to Illegal Aliens. Impeach, Indict, Convict.
— FloridaTEAParty (@TEAParty_FL) June 15, 2012
If a maneuver, amazingly bold / cynical
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) June 15, 2012
Rep Diane Black R-TN labels immigration move a “pro-amnesty power-grab” by President Obama
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 15, 2012
Sen. DeMint uses the A-word: “This is amnesty. It ignores the law and invites more people to come here illegally.”
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 15, 2012
— David Dewhurst (@DavidHDewhurst) June 15, 2012
— WND News (@worldnetdaily) June 15, 2012
The announcement by Napolitano that young illegals will not be deported is an impeachable offense committed by President @BarackObama
— Sam Thiessen (@SamThiessen) June 15, 2012
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has sponsored his own version of the DREAM Act, said this of President Obama’s decision: “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem. And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”