Prez to Illegals: You Can Stay – Just Don’t Murder Anyone
This is unacceptable.
The Obama administration’s plan to review the cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants currently in deportation proceedings to identify “low-priority” offenders has sparked a debate in Washington and beyond.
Officials said that by launching the case-by-case review, they are refocusing deportation efforts on convicted felons and other “public safety threats.” Those who have not committed crimes could be allowed to remain in the U.S.
How long before word gets around the world – literally – that if you can just make it over the United States’ border, however you have to do it, you’re golden? Too late; it already happened.
With this action, President Obama is spitting simultaneously on legal immigrants and on the sovereignty of the United States. Will Congress stand next to him and do likewise by refusing to intercede on behalf of the people who came here lawfully (and at considerable cost), on behalf of US sovereignty and on behalf of ITS OWN CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE AND POWERS?
On the issue of deportation, the executive branch has the privilege of determining how to implement the law, but it does not have the power to manipulate the way a law is carried out to the extent that it changes the meaning of the law. …
The President’s newest round of executive branch legislating, though, through the Department of Homeland Security, is particularly abhorrent. It represents the first major time that President Obama has successfully used the executive branch not only to bypass the legislature, but to act directly contrary to it. In the face of a hostile House of Representatives, it is likely that these ‘screw you’ moments will become increasingly frequent.