Obama said he can't stop deportations of immigrants, but maybe he can
November 26th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
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Obama said he can't stop deportations of immigrants, but maybe he can

Washington (CNN) – A heckler standing just behind Barack Obama in San Francisco this week yelled to the President that he "has the power to stop deportation."

A clearly irritated Obama interrupted his speech and shot back that he doesn't have that authority, saying the United States is "a nation of laws."

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  1. Donna

    A clearly irritated Obama interrupted his speech and shot back that he doesn't have that authority, saying the United States is "a nation of laws."
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    No, it USED TO BE a nation of laws, before you took office. Then it became a nation lead by a bunch of criminals that could choose to ignore laws, delay laws, change laws, break laws all according to the politcal needs of the moment.

    Things aren't going your way? Just write Executive orders that grant amnesty to illegals in this country.

    Not getting your far left judicial appointees appointed? Just break 225 year old Senate rules to change them to grant you a rubber stamp Senate.

    Obamacare going to hurt you politicallly? Just change and contort the law to suit your needs. 10, 20, 30 times, no problem. Congress is really just optioanl in the new Obama government style.

    November 26, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    @Donna.

    Not fund raising as much as your opponents because the seem able to rustle up more small donors than you, then file a law suit against the very campaign finance law that you passed just a few years ago to have it declared in unconstitutional in the SCOTUS.

    November 26, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    We are a nation of laws, not just the ones republicans want to follow.

    November 26, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    What is more fun than reading hate posts from the right wing hate machine? Lying is all they have.

    November 26, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. just saying

    But still, he has been aggressive on that front. Obama has deported more people than any other president. For instance, 410,000 people were deported in 2012 compared to 116,000 in 2001.
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    ok cnn, this is just total deceit on your part. compare obama's deportation numbers to what they were in 2008 under bush. the number of deportations were 360,000 per year in 2008 (source is sniffy), far about that very old figure. why didn't you just go back to the deportations under eisenhower?!

    deportations may have increased byt they were always increasing from year to year, except in some of the years obama has been in office.

    November 26, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Obama has broken most of our laws, himself, in his quest to become dictator.

    November 26, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Silence DoGood

    @donna "Things aren't going your way? Just write Executive orders"

    At the risk of blowing a circuit in your dream world, multiple news and research groups report Obama as a kind of average in executive orders. Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Carter all had more.

    "Congress is really just optional in the new Obama government style." Congress and Supreme Court were involved in ACA.

    You have heard of Google right?

    November 26, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    Being tough on deportations was to undercut the Repubs. argument that we have to "secure OUR Borders first before they talk about the rest of the Immigration Reform.

    November 26, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. KeninTexas

    I had always thought that those who have called for Obama to be impeached, were extreme. But he continues to show blatant disregard for the law and the people he is supposed to represent. So I say to all, it is time to impeach Obama for these outrageous actions. Corruption, lying to congress and the American people and failure to uphold the laws of the United States by ordering them either ignored or just not enforced

    November 26, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    @donna,Rick McDaniel, I don't know if any one is caring to your rants. Where we're you when Bush went on wrong wars to loot this nation to give away money of Halliburton to Dick Cheney later shared equally and every one got share? Pathetic. I bet you are not rich either to support rethuglicans either. Shut up.

    November 26, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Silence DoGood

    @Rick McDaniel "Obama has broken most of our laws, himself, in his quest to become dictator."

    If only more conservative candidates spoke their feelings like Rick, there would be nothing but progressives elected to office from now on.

    November 26, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Tampa Tim

    Just – please check out your error.

    November 26, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    No, it USED TO BE a nation of laws, before you took office.
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    So what do you consider warrantless wiretapping? Don't answer that. IOKIYAR

    November 26, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. Boomer in Mo

    Maybe he can. Maybe he can't. But he shouldn't.

    November 26, 2013 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  15. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Hey, illigal màn from Korea , if your an illigal and you get caught, you get deported, you have no rights in America till you ARE a citizen !!!!!

    November 26, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  16. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Hey, if you want to complain, go to the GOP controlled House of Representatives who have been sitting on the imagration bill for six months. Obama doesn't make the laws, congress does so blame the GOP !!!!

    November 26, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Data Driven

    I'm just glad a Republican Congresscritter wants to hold a hearing about it.

    (rolls eyes)

    November 26, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. Lou

    It used to be okay 20 years ago but now a lot of the illegal border crossers are dangerous. It would be nice if they attempted to stop that but its not happening and I know from first hand experience. Call me cynical but just like most of what Congress and the President do they will make it worse with whatever idiotic policy they entertain. If we started working on citizenship for the illegals getting higher degrees of education here now that might be helpful but I am sure they will pander to the ditch diggers first.

    November 26, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. don in albuquerque

    I know it is really easy to make fun of them, but does anybody really pay any attention to Donna, or Rick McDaniel?

    November 26, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |