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Obama’s Action on Immigration

President Obama after discussing his executive actions on immigration Friday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
President Obama after discussing his executive actions on immigration Friday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Image via NPR.

Dear Politicians:

Stop slinging mud at each other, get up off your chairs, and do something productive.

Stop threatening Obama and the American People with government shutdowns, blockage of executive appointments or de-funding measures and instead pass a bill! Pass a comprehensive Immigration Bill!

Stop wasting time, energy, and tax payer’s money on pointless efforts to defeat Obama’s executive order on immigration and do something that will have a lasting impact. Visas like the H1B Visa and others like it have been put in place to manage immigration. We know that the immigration process is not perfect, but let’s help make it better rather than tearing it down.

Above all, we need more to raise awareness of just how complex the current visa application process is. For example, not everyone knows that if you have applied for Permanent Residence and you have not yet received your Green Card, or your Green Card is about to expire and you are in the process of renewing it, you must obtain an i-551 stamp. Educating people about the intricacies of the immigration process is fundamental.

Finally, stop disrespecting the President of the United States with language that suggests he is a 7 year old school boy in need of correction. Show some honor, respect, and responsibility instead. Media outlets, this goes for you too.

I am not asking for a kum ba yah campfire moment between the parties here just that congress do its job and make laws.

Sincerely,

A concerned citizen

General information about order:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/obama-immigration-speech.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/obama-immigration-speech/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/21/365704040/obamas-immigration-moves-do-little-to-help-businesses-groups-say

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/21/365719365/a-closer-look-at-obamas-immigration-plan-what-s-in-it-who-s-affected

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/24/opinion/zelizer-the-new-obama/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Reactions to it:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/23/gop-democrats-spar-over-legality-executive-orders-as-lawsuits-begin/?intcmp=latestnews

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/obama-immigration-speech.html

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/21/365704158/speaker-boehner-says-the-house-will-act-on-immigration

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/21/365684952/boehner-we-will-not-stand-idly-by-as-president-undermines-the-rule-of-law

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/obama-immigration-bush/index.html?hpt=po_r1

2 comments

    • Katherine says:

      I got totally exasperated that morning listening to the news, and it was NPR, which I usually love and feel is fair handed. It is like civility and reason have totally disappeared from our public culture.

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