Skip to comments.President Initiates Plan to Boost Status of Illegal Aliens
Posted on 06/16/2012 11:40:48 AM PDT by John Semmens
A year ago, President Barack Obama told his Hispanic supporters that he lacked the authority to grant amnesty to people in the country illegally. There are laws on the books that prohibit me from unilaterally granting the right to reside in America, hold a job, and vote, the President said in a March 2011 speech at a Univision town hall in Washington, D.C. On Friday, June 15, the President issued an Executive Order that would spare up to 800,000 illegal aliens from deportation.
Despite ample opportunity to take action over the last year, Congress has failed to do its duty to remedy the plight of those in our country who lack the documents that are required to live normal lives, Obama asserted. Consequently, I have been forced to offset their negligence. Therefore, I have instructed Secretary Napolitano to immediately begin the process of providing those who were brought into the country illegally by their parents with the kinds of documents they need to fully integrate them into our society.
Secretary Napolitano characterized the move as simple justice. Those without documents are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to enjoying the benefits of living in America. This new law levels the playing field. It will also allow my Department to redeploy enforcement resources from chasing down these unfortunate victims of racial prejudice and to focus on those that pose a real threat to the government.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) thanked the President for saving us the trouble of trying to get this kind of a law through Congress. As we have seen with other legislation like the health care bill, it is a tedious process that too often results in lengthy and confusing enactments. An Executive Order bypasses the logistical difficulties of the 535-headed Congressional monster and substitutes the simplicity and elegance that can only spring from a single mind. Americans should be grateful they have a President with such courage.
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed confidence that the documents that the Department of Homeland Security will issue would effectively counter state voter ID laws. This gives us another weapon in the fight to prevent the disenfranchisement efforts being pursued in many states, Holder bragged. We're still going to oppose these efforts, but in the event that we can't block their enforcement many of the intended victims will be able to show the kind of paperwork that should get them into the voting booth.
Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, denounced the Executive Order. The Constitution places legislative authority in Congress, he pointed out. Using Congress' refusal to act as grounds for legislating via Executive Order is a blatant usurpation of power that violates the President's oath to faithfully enforce the law.
Whether President Obama's violation of the Constitution's separation of powers will move Congress to oppose this usurpation by invoking its authority to impeach him remains to be seen.
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A year ago, President Barack Obama told his Hispanic supporters that he lacked the authority to grant amnesty to people in the country illegally
guess he just forgot what he said , again
When statists like 0bama0 say that the Constitution is a “living document”, what they really mean is that it’s a “dead letter”.
They are ever more brazen in their treatment of our founding and governing Document as such.
The irony is that when 0bama0 is done with this country it won’t be any better than the hell holes the illegals fled from in the first place.
Thanks John for the ping. I wish I could enjoy the absurdity, but I can’t.
They should have their status boosted to felony.
Hey John, I thought you wrote satire, not true stories.
Can you be sure?
No big deal.
Once we have fully implemented our North American Union agenda, it won’t matter anyway.
Thanks for the ping John. Good one again.
Nows not the time for questions is Obamas real campaign slogan.
You take satire to whole new level.
I believe the president has forgotten on who’s behalf he holds office: The voters.
I.e. the citizens of the IS.
That’s why the source is called what it is. ;-)
Makes you think though.