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Tonight's Crazy Story:
Semitrailer Leaks Fuel After Duct Tape Patch Fails
A semi truck stopped at a rest stop leaked approximately 100 gallons of diesel after the driver thought he had fixed the leak with duct tape.
Topic One: Immigration Confusion
Much of the news today centered around Obama's immigration plans. From the rose garden, Obama announced today that his administration would offer two-year deferrals for about 800,000 illegal immigrants. Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano stressed that this is not an amnesty program and it will not lead to lawful status or citizenship. According to the CNSNews article, those eligible must meet all five of these criteria: "1) Illegally entered the United States when they were under 16 years old; 2) Have continually resided in the United States for at least five years; 3) Are currently in school, have graduated from a U.S. high school, obtained a GED, or has been honorably discharged from the military or Coast Guard; 4) Have not been convicted of a felony or “serious misdemeanor,” multiple misdemeanors, or are a threat to public safety or national security; and 5) Is under the age of 30."
However, in doing this, is Obama disregarding immigration law? "In yet another demonstration of contempt for the rule of law and the separation of powers, the Obama administration has announced that it will no longer enforce our immigration laws (not that he’s been enforcing them until now). The Washington Times broke the story this morning about a secret memo from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that establishes new policies advising agents to release some illegals caught crossing the border. The new policy will encourage agents to suspend deportation proceedings and grant amnesty to those who ostensibly fit the criteria of the Dream Act – a bill that was defeated with overwhelming bipartisan support of Congress. Hence, the administration is publicly declaring that federal agents will ensure our laws are not executed faithfully."
Another potential problem with this plan is that it makes some people more illegal than others: "I'm pretty sure Congress is going to challenge his ability to declare one set of illegals not illegal, and keep the rest of illegals, illegal. Perhaps Obama has mistaken that cardboard crown he got from his last trip to Burger King for the real thing. He sure is acting like a king, isn't he?"