Skip to comments.The Amnesty Memo (Obama to enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action”)
Posted on 07/29/2010 3:03:08 PM PDT by roses of sharon
According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.
This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization, it reads.
Also: In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA), and adopting significant process improvements.
(Excerpt) Read more at corner.nationalreview.com ...
In the immediate wake of the court decision blocking the Arizona immigration law yesterday, the memo is sure to create controversy in the sense that the administration is bent on preserving and extending the nations de facto amnesty.
Millions of Democrat voters can’t be allowed to slip away....
This is what I have been saying all along. This is how they plan to do it. Watch for the quota from Muslim countries to skyrocket, btw, and all visa overstayers to be granted legal residence.
These dirty rotten commie bastards are going to try amnesty by decree. The f*ckfaces are in for a fight.
They are going to force these invaders down our throats and make us accept the rapes, the burglaries and the murders.
The enemy is in the White House.
The AnnointedIdiot had better go ahead and proclaim a dictatorship before his arse gets trumped in November and 2012..... =.=
Why don’t you tell us how you really feel?
this admin thinks they are emperors
REVOLUTION!!! Yes I am ready, I might be old but I haven’t forgotten how to wage war.
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meaningful=effective against Americans.
immigration=Illegal immigration of Mexicans only.
reform=to make something more unAmerican.
absent legislative action=unlawful dictatorial actions
We've been at war.
It's clear Obama is siding with the invading army.
Some dare to call it treason.
He wants to be Hugo Chavez
Can we NOW start the impeachment?
While it's true the government's (vis-a-vis the Executive branch) ability to refuse to enforce existing immigration statutes is virtually absolute, it's also equally true the Congress wholly and solely possesses the authority to either increase or decrease the numbers of visas issued, and the corresponding quotas for those issued visas.
It's one thing for this or any Administration to refuse to enforce the law. It's quite another for this Administration to grant more than the permitted number of visas. That would be actionable in court, and enforceable as well.
Lastly, it's difficult for this administration to do anything absent Congressional approval that will have lasting effect beyond the life-span of the administration. IOW, what was ignored during this administration with respect to enforcement and specifically deportation, may be vigorously pursued in the next administration.
So WHO in this dept wrote this attack on the Constitution in clear violation of the Legislative process. AND since Congress has to allocate Money for this process, is this just ANOTHER reason why Nan didn’t want a budget this year?
What I want to know is who wrote the memo. I wonder if it couldn’t be a former Kennedy staffer who worked for him on immigration issues and who was drafted into DHS by the Obamoids.
No, WE can’t. Only Congress can. And I am not holding my breath.
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Obama is a pathetic POS. A pox on him and all of the rats.
Link to memo.
Caligula was an emperor. See where his abuse of power got him.
We can hope that history will repeat itself.
<|>He wants to be Hugo Chavez</>
In case you haven’t noticed it seems his authority alread exceeds Hugo
This must be met with a resounding, defiant and in your face NO right up front. No more of these chicago thug shenanigans! It’s time for Washington to wave the white flag seeking amnesty from patriotic, constitutional-loving Americans. We can see November.
The GOP and the right has got to make this point very clear.
This whole immigration debate is about MAKING DEMOCRAT VOTERS OUT OF ILLEGAL ALIEN FELONS AFTER GRANTING THEM AMNESTY.
And the answer to that is not no, but HELL NO, and also make it clear that if the socialists succeed in MAKING DEMOCRAT VOTERS OUT OF ILLEGAL ALIEN FELONS AFTER GRANTING THEM AMNESTY, their CITIZENSHIP AND RIGHT TO WORK WILL BE REVOKED AND THEIR ASSES DEPORTED AND THROWN IN JAIL as soon as the GOP takes over Congress and the Presidency.
This is a god damned war, we need to fight this marxist dirty trick to the last man
Repeal Ded Kennedys Immigration Act of 1965 and increase the quota of white anti communist from Europe
There has to be a political appointee over those career DHS people. I this originated with them we are in more serious trouble than we thought and have been for years.
Yep. I’ve been listening to Levin, and he’s right on. They’ll worm through an amnesty any way they can.
Wed Jun 23 from AuntB
The easiest way he [Obama] can do it is to have the State Dept. issue legal resident status for all of them as refugees of the worn torn holes they crawled out of...just like they just did with Haitian illegal aliens and so many others.
The list, ping
And there's the crux of the issue, and that's why November is so important. Congress would have clear standing to take an executive order like this to the USSC.
But note the very interesting parallel: the key words in this statement are, "In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform...."
That's essentially the same position that Arizona is taking: if Congress won't deal with the issue, we will.
Why's it great when AZ does it, but not great when the Executive Branch does it?
The list, ping
We’ve been at war.
It’s clear Obama is siding with the invading army.
Some dare to call it treason. “
” That’s essentially the same position that Arizona is taking: if Congress won’t deal with the issue, we will.”
No, it isn’t. A State has the Constitutional sovereign right to do what they did. An individual does not.
“Why’s it great when AZ does it, but not great when the Executive Branch does it? “
Because it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL for the ‘Executive’ to do it!
Immediate impeachment is the only proper recourse.
“Governor Rick Perry, please pick up the red courtesy phone.”
“IOW, what was ignored during this administration with respect to enforcement and specifically deportation, may be vigorously pursued in the next administration.”
We held that same hope in 2000.
He has to give himself amnesty.
No, they don't. The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution (Article VI, clause 2) deals directly with that issue.
An individual does not.
It's not "an individual." An executive order is supposed to be a statement of how the Executive Branch of the Federal Government will undertake its Constitutional duty faithfully to execute the laws.
This is almost certainly an unconstitutional move; but the claim that it's an "individual" action is simply false.
There seems to be no effective defense against a dedicated socialist autocrat determined to fundamentally transform our constitutional republic into a collection of provinces ruled by a socialist central government headed by a dictator and administered through “department heads” appointed by said dictator and answering only to him, absent any endorsement or oversight by elected representatives of the people, inasmuch as that form of government is being shoved aside into the trash heap of history.
Obama does not need two more years to complete what he and Soros intend to accomplish. There is no orderly, legal defense against the Executive Order.
Uhmm...because the Arizona law is simply an attempt to enforce the laws that are already on the books, and this particular faction in charge of the Executive Branch are themselves breaking the law and shirking their sworn duties.