Monday, August 18, 2014

Obama aides have stepped up meetings with millionaires and billionaires since Obama "pledge to go it alone on immigration." Aides are considering giving business 'rulemaking,' ie, lawmaking ability-Politico

8/18/14, "White House meets with big biz on immigration," Politico, Anna Palmer, Carrie Budoff Brown

"Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration.

Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board....

The outreach is an effort to broaden the political support for Obama’s decision to go it alone on immigration....

Senior administration officials stepped up their engagement with companies and business groups over the past month as they look to produce a series of executive orders starting in September....Obama has pledged to act by the end of the summer....

Earlier this month, senior aides from the White House counsel’s office, office of public engagement and the office of science and technology policy, among others, huddled with more than a dozen business groups and company officials to discuss potential immigration policy changes they could make. Smaller meetings with the White House and Department of Homeland Security aides have continued throughout the month. Administration officials are expected to present Obama with recommendations by the end of August.

Representatives from Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce were among those present at a wide-ranging Aug. 1 session that went through a list of asks for the tech sector that would involve rulemaking.* Executive orders were not specifically discussed in that meeting, according to one source familiar with the session....

The administration is also considering provisions for low-skilled workers for industries, like construction, that would allow individuals with temporary work authorization to gain work permits."...via Lucianne


*"Rulemaking" means lawmaking:

"The Federal Rulemaking Process

The process of creating and enacting federal regulations is generally referred to as the "rulemaking" process." 

"The work of creating the vast and ever-growing volumes of federal regulations...happens largely unnoticed in the offices of the government agencies rather than the halls of Congress."

"Federal regulations are specific details directives or requirements with the force of law enacted by the federal agencies necessary to enforce the legislative acts passed by Congress."

 More than 3000 "rules" are "made" every year.


P.S. If you dare question the unelected 4th branch of government and its "rulemaking" power, you're a racist.


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