Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold Thinks Undocumented Teens "Had A Say" In Coming To U.S. (Video)

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If only Blake's daughter would have told him to stay home from the Pajama Jammy Jam.
Corpus Christi Congressman Blake Farenthold appeared on CNN yesterday to tell Soledad O'Brien that he disapproves of President Obama's recent executive order, which will keep the Department of Homeland Security from deporting some undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children (for now, anyway.) "The president needs to come to Congress," he told her, adding a moment later: "We've got a president, we don't have a king."

For a minute it looked like we were in for a good debate about the efficacy and constitutionality of executive orders. Then things got distractingly stupid. Farenthold magnanimously added that children under 12 brought over are "innocent victims" who had no say in coming here. But the older ones? He's not too sure about them.

"You're talking about people that came over at 16 years of age," he informed the anchor. "At that point you had a say in it. That looks more like amnesty."

When O'Brien couldn't quite hide her incredulity, the congressman clarified that teenagers are "in a position to have a conversation with their parents about it," adding that his 16-year-old gives her opinion about darn near everything.

Adorable. This is just the kind of intelligent, reasonable commentary we're going to spend weeks fruitlessly changing the channel to try to get away from.


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Johnny G
Johnny G

 The problem with that line is that, if you're from Mexico, it's not moving. You will be in it for literally 20 years.

Albert
Albert

By now, people know that every statement made by Obama is either a lie, a fabrication, or soon to be reversed when he "evolves". But, this is about the children, so his bizarre governing style gets a pass.

Now I Get It!
Now I Get It!

 “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the president, am obligated to enforce the law. . . . There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.” President Obama 2011

Albert
Albert

People seem to be under the impression this illegal action by the unitary executive applies only to children brought here by parents.  Not so, it would reward those who snuck across the border by themselves as well, and the "5 years continuous residence" requirement is so full of holes that it's meaningless.

Bob
Bob

Blake's grandma (Sissy) would be so ashamed of him.  I realize that he is a STEP-grandson of the incredible Frances Farenthold (look up who she is/was--I don't have time to educate you), but, still, he is the direct (and stupid) opposite of everything that she stood for and worked for.  What a loss her death was, and what a bitter legacy is this grandson.

Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

Right, and yet his district goes into the Valley (Harlingen and Brownsville) where many immigrants are. Thank goodness they don't have to put up with him anymore since they got a new seat. The Tea Party at it's best!

Ghost of Richard Dawson
Ghost of Richard Dawson

BZZZT! Anyone under the age of 18 should be judged under juvenile law and would therefore not be found guilty of a felony. Thanks for playing! We have some lovely parting prizes, including Straw Men for Children: The Board Game, Trolls With Feelings: A Love Story, and a week's supply of outrage that address no problems in reality.

James Miller
James Miller

We get it.  You think felony behavior should be rewarded with a free pass to skip the immigration line that people are currently waiting in to obtain entry into this country legally.

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