Skip to comments.Rep. Steve King to File Lawsuit to Block Obama’s Amnesty for 1 Million Illegals
Posted on 06/15/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced in a radio interview that he is planning to file suit to block Obama from bypassing Congress to implement his amnesty plan for 1 million (and possibly far more) illegal aliens.
King, the vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committees Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, and a good friend of SWA, has been a stalwart opponent of illegal immigration and amnesty. King last year introduced the "Birthright Citizenship Act" (H.R. 140) which would adjust Federal immigration and naturalization guidelines to prevent the "anchor babies" of illegal aliens from obtaining American citizenship.
Today, on the Mike Huckabee Show, King said he would sue to stop the new Obama amnesty plan, and that he successfully sued his own states governor and won over a similar separation-of-powers issue.
I will tell you that Im not without experience on this Im prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy, King said I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books.Huckabee followed up, asking King: You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval? That is correct, King replied
Obama's order grants virtual amnesty to all illegal aliens who were "under the age of 16" when "brought here" illegally; who have resided here for 5 years; and who attended college or serve in the military. The media is parroting Administration talking point that this would affect "at most 800,000" individuals, but House GOP data shows this deals with well over 1 million illegal aliens.
And as we earlier noted, this figure is irrelevant if the criteria of the twice-defeated DREAM Act - which Obama has adapted - would permit new border crossers, those who came here from 17-35 years old, and those presenting phony documents, to apply for amnesty under this order, and would be granted an immediate stay of deportation. This stay could then be extended indefinitely by the DHS Secretary at her own discretion and NOT subject to Congressional approval.
As a result of these ridiculous lax rules, we will likely see an immediate rush to cross the border in order to obtain fraudulent "documents" and get in on the new Obama amnesty.
Indeed, one look at the DREAM Act Facebook page shows you they are already looking across the border...
Cynthia Vela Huete : Does anyone know if this will apply or benefit the ones that have been banned and have been in Mexico since banned in Cuidad Juarez??? ThanksWe also salute Rep. King for calling out Marco Rubio for his "DREAM Nightmare" alternative plan which has exposed Rubio as a rather naive and useful tool for Obama in his pimping of this shameless amnesty.
H/T to DailyCaller for the entire King-Huckabee exchange (Audio link here).
Takes you days to file it.
Takes a liberal activist judge 30 seconds to throw it out.
Have a nice day. :)
NO STANDING. I can hear it now.
At least he has the spine to say something which is more than others have done.
Nah. We know how to judge shop too, like the libs do every day.
1 million my ass! Where do they get that figure?
We have the children of illegal immigrants bursting our schools at the seams across this nation? It’s more like a number between five and ten million, and they damn well know it.
Nobody asked me if I want this nation turned into Mexico, or a Central American, or a combination nation?
End their ability to work here. We have plenty of unemployed citizens. Remove the children of illegal aliens from our schools, send them home. They take infrastructure and resources from the children of citizens. End the free medical care. They can get that in Mexico, if any government wants to be humane, that’s the one. All the other goods and services, they can get them in their home nation.
We have no obligation to these people whatsoever. This s—t has to end now!
Well, now we have one Republican who has spoken out against Obama’s dictatorial behavior. Have there been any others?
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On hold now, and I will ask permission to record my call.
I got through!
I was very polite, and asked for permission to record my call...I was put on the line with a supervisor, who asked why, and told them for personal reasons. I was denied, then the female supervisor on the line refused to identify themselves even by first name, and I made my polite comment. At this point the telephone connection was disconnected followed by a dial tone.
... in addition to using America’s emergency rooms as primary care facilities...
A Congressman doesn't have standing to sue on behalf of Congress? That would be rich.
Obama just gave Amnesty to illegals. What Obama just did is illegal and an impeachable offense. Ok democrats and Obama tried to pass the Dream Act Amnesty .Republicans blocked it. So Obama passes the Dream act anyway by decree. wtf? Impeach this creature now.
I remember how many of us here fought the Dream ACT every time they tried to pass it. Now Obama basically passes the Dream act by decree. This is crushing. This Dream act is Amnesty and Obama just unlawfully gave Amnesty to illegals. We and the Republicans in Congress defeated this Dream act several times.All for nothing. what is this country coming to? I hate Obmaa.
What hasn’t this Obama done to destroy America, added 5 trilion in debt on us, gave Amnesty to illegals(bypassing of Congress), sent our jobs to China, exploded government size and power, used EPA to destroy what’s left of American industry, gave away our U.S. sovereignty to the UN and China etc.
Obama bases his executive order on his prosecutorial discretion. But even if he had the discretion to refuse to prosecute illegals, which he does not, he is going way beyond a mere failure to prosecute. He is ordering a change in their legal status to make them eligible to stay here and work. There is no authority in the law for him to do that and this has nothing to do with prosecutorial discretion. This is far worse than Clinton committing perjury while President. The Republicans in the House need to immediately pass a bill defunding any implementation of this Executive Order, even though the Dems in the Senate will not agree with it. This is crunch time for America and the Constitution. If he were not up for re-election in November, impeachment proceedings should begin.
Nice move Obama!...The shits going to hit the fan now!...With all the young Americans that can’t find jobs and you make it all the harder with amnesty for illegals who will be looking for jobs also? Good luck in the election, Gilligan!
Why not get real junk yard dog mean and file impeachment articles instead of a lawsuit.
Those illegal children have illegal parents, so you can triple the numbers at least.
Ready, in 5,4,3,2...
You think this will really happen? That a judge will actually grant a hearing and issue a restraining order?
I think we are all dreaming if we think this will be stopped.
This will all go the same way that eligibility has.
Other than King and maybe a handful of republicans I expect to hear crickets from the legislature on this latest impeachable act.
Same place they got the 10-12 million illegals. They pulled it out of a hat. You're in CA and I'm in AZ. Between the two states I'll bet there are more than 1 million. And since when does being 30 years old qualify you as a child that has lived here for 5 years or more?
As I understand this he’s going to ignore the law not deport them. That doesn’t mean he’s granting citizenship, does it?
Yes, but conservatives can play the pick the right judge game. If it works for the ACLU, it can works for conservatives too.
I like the way you think.
Exactly. And I don’t care what anyone says, they are getting financial help because they have children. They’re getting Section 8 help, and food stamps. And once you’re on these programs, you are instantly qualified for a myriad of other services.
In some schools they are getting free health work-ups, and now even dental.
I’ve got an add in my hand here that reveals that if you are on any of these programs, you instantly qualify for a FREE nice full screen phone with icons and such, and 250 minutes each month for $2.50.
Do you have any idea what my wife and I pay for that?????
Isn’t that the truth. I can tell you right now, this guy isn’t going to be popular with Hispanics over this either.
Whose jobs do illegal immigrants take disproportionately?
This is the man who should have been the head of the immigration committee but the little squirrel Boehner knocked it down.
der OberFuhrer (Emperor) Hussein 0bama I will do as he pleases. Neither congress, nor the courts, will stand in his way. In case you missed the announcement, he has declared himself dictator and enforces only those laws he sees fit.
It’s my take that we have between 20 and 35 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
In 1990, we cleaned up the mess, and there were very few illegals. In ten short years, we had 9 million illegals here.
In 2010, we were still being told that we had about 10 or 11 million illegals here.
If nine came over from 1990 to 2000, why should be believe only 1 or 2 million came over after that?
At least another ten million came over from 2000 to 2010. My take on it is that much more came over. We either have 25 million here right now, or we have already given them some form of work permits or amnesty.
We are getting screwed royally.
I agree with your take. Man I am sick of this!
A spokesman from FAIR was on the Howie Carr show in Boston. He said that 70% of illegals are under age 30, which is the cut off mark for this amnesty proposal. The Dems knew that they would be giving 70% of illegals permission to stay. Oh wait, then they will send for their relatives, that should bring it up to 100% of illegals. Then when they are made legal they can send for the rest of their many, many, many relatives who are still back in Mexico.
The open borders liars used to swear up and down that illegals could not get welfare. Well, then we learned about Obama’s Aunti Zentuni, who came from Kenya illegally and had no problem finding the welfare office that put her into a nice subsidized apartment in Boston.
I believe that many citizen Hispanics are sick of the takeover of their communities. They probably can’t say anything because some loud mouth relative will give them hell but they can keep their mouths shut and do their talking at the polling booth. Love that secret ballot!
Sorry but you are wrong. The Courts have ruled that individual members of Congress have no standing as when an attempt was made to challenge the Line-Item Veto Act. Only Congress as a “body” may have standing.
I’m sick and tired of the racists who think I should have funds stolen from me to pay for these freeloaders.
Isn’t it amazing Obama’s family, and how nobody addresses it for what it is.
Didn’t he have an Uncle here too?
Except, as I understand it, your vote isn’t secret anymore.
Wasn’t I reading here the other day about folks who are mining past voting information, and revealing how people voted?
There is a commercial that runs often here in Florida for that same cell phone program. I notice it only runs in the middle of the day (I’m a stay-at-home mom with two babies), so obviously targeting people not at work. It offers free phones with texting and several hundred minutes - but only if you are on welfare, food stamps, etc. What the heck kind of incentive is it to find legit work if you can stay unemployed and get freebies like this? My husband works long hours to try and keep our bills up; our phone bill is not cheap. But if we go on welfare, we get a free phone and texting?!
Around 1995, my wife and I were both working, bringing in a fairly decent income.
She was the manager of a volunteer office.
She had one couple who came in and they were on some sort of welfare to work program. She interviewed the new volunteers and these two freely spoke about what services they were getting from the government.
There were more programs that I don’t remember now, but we added it all up, and they were actually pulling in the equivalent of more money than the both of us were. At that time we were bringing in more annually than 80 to 85% of the population were.
Folks have the idea that these people only get a hand up. No, they’ve got a hand up alright, and it’s chock full of goods, services, and cash. These two were actually artificially well off on your and our dime.
Yep, and he also lives in Massachusetts. He has a job at a liquor store but I don’t know if he gets any benefits. He was also arrested for drunken driving recently and I believe that it was not his first time. Howie Carr talks about illegal immigration all the time so hopefully the zombie voters of Massachusetts will begin to wake up since Gov. Deval Patrick is revealing his extreme illegal alien pandering.
Did you know that years back San Antonia clamped down on their border crossing. When they did auto thefts dropped by 50%.
I may be a little fuzzy on the town, but I’m almost certain it was San Antonio. The in excess of 50% figure is accurate.
Let’s get a grip. He doesn’t have the power to do this. Don’t be afraid of this cowardly, desperate act of a traitor. Well I don’t think he can be a traitor except to his puppet masters. He isn’t a real American anyway.
I’m very thankful that King is doing this.
About time the Republicans stood up for at least their own constitutional rights in Congress. They must sue him every time he sticks his big fat toe over the separation of powers and Congress’ power.
Now if they would re-discover the bill of rights in their headlong crush to protect America from Islamic terroists, I would feel somewhat safe again in this supposedly free country.
And we should be calling them racists at the top of our lungs. They are the ones who call Arizonans Nazis, they call Governor Brewer- Governor Bruha, which means witch in Spanish, they photoshop pictures of Gov. Brewer, Sheriff Arpaio, Rep. Sessenbrenner and Gov. Schwarzennegar wearing Nazi uniforms and they photoshop pictures of Sheriff Arpaio dressed as the KKK. They have also made pinatas that looked like Sheriff Arpaio’s head and then proceeded to bash it with a stick. They frequently carry large signs that tell white people to go back to Europe. A large group of Latino highschool students went nuts when they saw two men counter-protesting. They all began throwing full water bottles at the two men and the two police officers who had to flee for their safety. During the massive demonstrations several years back, a group of highschool students took down the American flag in front of their school, replacing it with the Mexican flag and placing the American flag upside down beneath the Mexican flag. The outrageous and hateful comments that come from them never end. They have threatened to kill the gringo, they promissed that they would take over California back in the nineties and they certainly have in a very short time. These people are not our friends and they have done a lousy job of running their own corrupt country so why should we want them voting in our elections and crossing out each vote from our own children. This reminds me of the conflict between Isaac and Ishmael in the Bible, no good can come of this.
If you want to get daily updates on illegal immigration go to: www.americanpatrol.com. I like to read the website frequently, I also like to donate to www.teamamericapac.org which was started by Tom Tancredo. This pac gives money to candidates who are good on immigration issues both illegal and legal immigration. We have to give whatever we can afford to keep our country for the future of our children.
All you had to do was to get pregnant without getting married. If this isn’t Gramscian Marxist social engineering, I don’t know what is.
I have posted this here before but I know a woman who lived in Texas very close to the border for many years. When she moved up here she couldn’t believe how people left things out of doors without having them stolen. Along the Texas border you couldn’t leave anything outside, it would disappear very quickly. What a culture! My family comes from poor European immigrants but no one is a thief.
I’ve seen it myself. When we protest in L. A., there are some real malcontents out there on the other side.
The image of these folks just wanting to get along, is completely false.
I hear ya.
I think I’m going to be sending Steve King a check along with a thank you letter.
I hope he jumps on this right away. I also hope he is joined by many Congress and Senate critters. We have a presidential candidate that wants our support this fall.
This is the time to show you’ve got backbone Mr. Romney.
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