Perhaps Obama does realize that executive amnesty is an unpopular idea. In order to help out the Democrats any way he can, he hinted Thursday that he’ll likely delay ramming through amnesty until after the November midterms:
“Our immigration system is broken and need to be fixed, and my preference continues to be that Congress act,” he said, echoing a familiar claim by advocates of greater immigration.
But he next suggested that Congress might act after the November mid-term elections. “Hope springs eternal that after the midterm elections, they may act,” he said.
And then he suggested he would wait until after the elections before deciding the scope of his planned unilateral amnesty.
“In the meantime [before the election], what I’ve asked [homeland security secretary] Jeh Johnson to do, is to look at what kind of executive authorities we have in order to make the system work better,” he stated.
Obama’s use of the phrase “in the meantime,” suggests that he won’t announce his amnesty until after the election.
Obama’s amnesty plans reportedly include granting work permits to some 5 million illegals, and allowing companies to import guest-workers for jobs sought by Americans. No wonder he’s waiting until after the elections.