Jay Carney, former White House press secretary is saying that Obama has done a 180-degree turn on deportation laws.
After six years of saying that he could not do anything to change the law by himself, Obama has flipped the switch and issued an executive action to halt deportations of some 5 million immigrants.
The Blaze reported that while appearing on CNN after Obama’s prime-time address Thursday, Carney said he thought Obama would like to “have those words back” when he said he does not have the authority to halt deportations unless Congress passes a law.
“I think if he could have those words back, especially the first clip where he specifically talked about suspending deportations — that is literally what he is doing today,” Carney said. “In later instances, including when I was there, he would speak carefully about what he could not do as president. He can’t change the law. He can’t provide a path to citizenship.”
In turn, the The White House and advocates of Obama’s executive action are spouting that it is not really a legal action but a prioritization tool to sort out which illegal immigrants (like felons) are really necessary to deport.