Obama ‘gutted’ as GOP loses to Democrats in House by 5,000 votes
President Barack Obama will sign a historic immigration bill into law this week, but the legislation will have little impact on his efforts to stem the flow of immigrants into the United States.
While it won’t stop the influx of people, the legislation, dubbed the DREAM Act, will make the country’s southern border a more secure and allow more people to live and work here legally, Obama said Friday at a news conference in Phoenix.
While the administration will announce the new rules on Thursday, it will be years before the law goes into effect.
The president’s signature would mark the culmination of a five-year campaign to help bring about changes to U.S. immigration policy that has seen tens of thousands of people fleeing the violence in Central America.
The legislation is the culmination and culmination of months of negotiations between Obama and Republican leaders in Congress, but it has come at a cost.
The legislation has been criticized for putting more restrictions on immigrants in the United State than any other legislation in U.P. history, including those enacted by previous administrations.
The bill also has sparked intense controversy from civil rights groups and Republican governors and lawmakers who say it will further restrict the rights of Americans.
“It’s important to keep in mind that the DAPA is not about amnesty,” said Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who has been a vocal critic of the bill.
“It is not amnesty at all.
It is simply a continuation of a strategy we’ve been pursuing for years to create more jobs for Americans, to help more Americans gain entry into the U.