Immigration and Obama Presidential Executive Order Powers

Immigration and Obama Presidential Executive Order Powers

Does President Obama have the power to make an executive order on the immigration issue and change the immigration system in the United States that’s broken? The answer is a definitive “probably so”. Most education observers would rather see Obama go through “congress” (with a little “c” because they behave like children). The problem with that angle is congress and the republicans who are filled with anger, have been in “blocker” mode since BEFORE Obama even took office. The tragedy here is the United States people, well most of them anyway, either can’t see that republicans are “blocking” Obama at every step he makes, or areĀ  supporting the efforts of republicans to stop Obama from being a successful President.

I can remember a white woman (Hillary supporter) on the evening of the Democrat convention when Obama won the Democrat nomination saying “we will never support Obama”. And she was a DEMOCRAT! I appreciate her honesty on national TV because it displayed something that African Americans have known for a long time. Even when an African American is bright, seemingly intelligent, able to navigate the minefield that is U.S. Politics, and gets elected, there still exists discrimination that. That discrimination, many argue, isn’t based on race. Commentators say that the discrimination is basedĀ  more on a “you’re not like me” type of discrimination. And that type of discrimination is more often than not, still of the type that would be unlawful in an employment environment. Many times it’s even more lethal than employment discrimination because it’s a hardness of the heart that the discriminator is displaying. And on the most segregated day of the week, Sunday, pastors, reverends, rabbis, and imams, all talk about “hardness of the heart”. They say hardness of the heart is ungodly and isn’t the right thing to do.

But then again, who said the republicans and others who oppose President Obama WANT to do the right thing? You can’t legislate against discrimination against the president because of his race. I suspect President Obama will talk a bit about that when he publishes his memoir about his two terms in office. It isn’t strange tht he’s silent now. What’s strange is that reporters, commentators, and political pundits like presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin see whats going on and don’t report on it.

 

 

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes increased only slightly in September, as it remained difficult for some potential buyers to qualify for mortgage financing.

The National Association of Realtors said on Monday that its seasonally adjusted index of pending home sales rose 0.3 percent over the last month, to 105. The index remains half a percentage point below its 2013 average but 1 percent higher than a year earlier.

Tight credit and price increases have limited buying activity. About 15 percent of the real estate agents surveyed for the index said they could not close a deal because the buyer was unable to obtain a mortgage.

”We continue to see steady, albeit modest, improvement in this sector,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

Pending sales are a barometer of future purchases. A one- to two-month lag usually exists between a contract and a completed sale. The number of contract signings increased in the Northeast and South last month, while declining in the West and Midwest.

Federal regulators approved plans last week to expand the availability of credit. Five agencies — including the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission — backed changes to the rules on how much risk banks can accept when they package and sell mortgage securities in their multitrillion-dollar market.

The modified rules should enable buyers to put down less money to acquire a home. Regulators ended a requirement that borrowers make a 20 percent down payment if the lending bank did not hold at least 5 percent of the mortgage securities tied on its books.

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Average mortgage rates have fallen for the last five weeks. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage tumbled last week to 3.92 percent, its lowest point since the week of June 6, 2013, according to the government-supported mortgage finance company Freddie Mac.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author

Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry – Thomas Perry Author