Biden Jumps the Gun: We're Going to Stop Deportations
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden may have prematurely announced the Obama administration's plans to formally stop even more deportations.
Biden, who has said that he believes illegal immigrants are already American citizens, was advocating for amnesty for all of the country's illegal immigrants at a South Florida college (Miami Dade) when someone in the audience reportedly shouted, "Stop deportations!"
According to the Associated Press, the vice president, who is a potential 2016 presidential candidate and has made no secret about wanting to court the Democrat party's liberal base, replied, "We'll do that, too, kid, but let me finish my speech."
After amnesty legislation stalled in Congress earlier this year, pro-amnesty advocates have been calling President Barack Obama the "deporter in chief" to pressure him to unilaterally stop deportations and grant more amnesty, even though that notion has been thoroughly debunked by the mainstream press reports from the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
As Breitbart News reported, the Obama administration succumbed to the pro-amnesty activists by calling for an administrative review of the country's deportation laws. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has met with advocacy groups "to reportedly consider administrative actions--such as granting more forms of amnesty, not deporting illegal immigrants who have not committed 'major' crimes, and allowing bond hearings for illegal immigrants--to further erode the nation's laws."
Twenty-two senators recently wrote Obama a letter denouncing him for threatening the "entire constitutional system" by "nullifying" the nation's immigration laws.
"Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents," the senators wrote in the letter to Obama. "Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation’s sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders."
Biden also reportedly praised Florida for becoming the 20th state to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants that may cost taxpayers up to $50 million.
Similarly, in 2012 Biden declared on Meet the Press that he was "comfortable" with gay marriage before President Barack Obama had a chance to formally announce his "evolution" on the issue. Obama reportedly froze Biden out after that gaffe.