New York Times Challenges Obama to Grant Amnesty to Millions of Illegals
The New York Times urged President Barack Obama to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants already in the country and let the illegal immigrant children who are flooding across the border remain in America.
Not doing so--enforcing the country's laws instead--amounts to spitting on them, according to the Times, which wondered if Obama had the "courage" to grant amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants.
"It would be good to see Mr. Obama join other Democrats and Republicans in making the moral and legal case for compassionate action, to lead a backlash against the nativist backlash," the Times Sunday op-ed read. "And while he’s at it, he can reaffirm his commitment to protecting, through executive action this year, millions of immigrants who have been here for years, who deserve the chance to legalize that Congress has refused them."
After blasting ordinary citizens of all backgrounds who do not want the federal government to dump illegal immigrant children in their communities, where resources are already stretched thin, and the Tea Party's "fear and loathing," the Times urged Obama to double down on his support for illegal immigrants.
"He made this vow before the border crisis exploded; we could all benefit from hearing him repeat it."