As has become par for the course, Obama had redefined what the word amnesty means. Of course he tells the American people that his latest mandate (but not executive order) is "not amnesty". Right.
Webster's defines amnesty as: "the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals." So the Obama administration's latest act redefines a word, because President Obama says that allowing illegal aliens under the age of 30 (by definition, a large group of people) to stay in our country and obtain work permits, thus pardoning them of their illegal status in our country.
I agree with Newt Gingrich, this is an election year gimmick. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce immigration laws.
Pope Benedict recently stated that States have the right to defend their borders. The New York times wrote an article on the Pope's statement that can be read here. Pope Benedict XVI said everyone had the right to leave home to seek better conditions of life in another country. ”At the same time, states have the right to regulate migration flows and
to defend their own frontiers, always guaranteeing the respect due to
the dignity of each and every human person,” he said. He said immigrants had the duty to integrate into their host countries and respect their laws and national identities.
We big, bad, mean Republicans are not opposed to people coming to the United States to build a better life. We just want them to enter our country legally. Thought this was a great cartoon: