Chad’s Morning Brief: Joe Biden Talks Immigration and Kids, Obama Doesn’t Think The American People Want Him Doing Nothing, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of August 7, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Joe Biden on the Border Minors
You know it's going to be a good quote when it's from Joe Biden. According to the AP, Joe Biden called the minors at the border "all of our kids".
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless.
"These are not somebody else's kids. These are our kids," Biden said.
Appealing to lawyers to help represent unaccompanied minors, Biden said it would be a difficult task for an overburdened legal system to assess whether children apprehended on the border meet the criteria for refugee status and whether returning them would risk their physical demise.
At the same time, he said it's not feasible for the U.S. to let children stay here just because they would be better off in the U.S. than in their home countries.
"Judges are going to be sending some kids back to environments that aren't' as good even as the facilities they're living in," Biden said, referring to detention facilities the U.S. has hastily set up to house the influx of immigrants. But their circumstances "will not meet the standards of asylum."
While Biden and Obama say that the kids won't stay in the United States, I don't believe them. Most kids in the past, about 99% of them have been allowed to stay.
Obama on Executive Actions
On Wednesday President Obama told reporters that the American people want him to do something and not just stand around. According to Business Insider, that means Obama thinks the American people want him to issue more executive orders.
President Barack Obama defended his use of executive power as a means to bypass gridlock in Congress during a press conference at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Wednesday.
"The American people don't want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done," Obama said.
The president repeatedly indicated he would prefer to work with Congress to find legislative solutions on a slew of issues including funding for federal infrastructure projects and the border crisis. However, in the face of what he described as "dysfunction" in Congress, Obama said he would "scour our authority to try to make progress" within the bounds of the law.
"I'm going to seize those opportunities and that's what I think the American people expect me to do," said Obama.
Since most people seem to be going against the President these days and not approving of his administration, I'd be willing to bet that most would be just fine if he wouldn't do anything again.
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