Skip to comments.GOP: New Obama deportation policy violates oath of office
Posted on 06/15/2012 9:50:14 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Republicans are criticizing the Obama administrations new leniency for some illegal immigrants as a politically motivated and possibly illegal effort to win over Hispanic voters.
The Republicans contend the new rules which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children circumvent the law just to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the change marks "a breach of faith with the American people."
This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obamas oath to uphold the laws of this land," Smith said in a statement.
How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed? he added. President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.
On Twitter, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the policy would entice people to break the law.
President Obamas attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal, he tweeted. This is a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.
This decision avoids dealing with Congress and the American people instead of fixing a broken immigration system once and for all, he said on Twitter.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) piled on, arguing that changes of such significance should require the approval of Congress.
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Desperation mode for Odinga...
This stunt will backfire also...
Congress. Do your damn job and Impeach this SOB. Dont just sit their and bitch about it. If we have to vote a new Congress, so be it.
All those lofty comments are fine, but I’d rather see some action instead. When will our representatives in Congress stand up to this dictator?
Congress, prepare articles of impeachment and I will take you seriously.
Obama has been violating his oath of office since the day he took it ..... so what else is new? Since no one has dared say ‘no’ to him in any consequential way, he’s been emboldened and continues to thumb his nose at the Constitution, the American people and both the Congress and Supreme Court. If dissing the Mooch & his kids would buy him enough votes, he’d do that too.
Fiduciary Malfeasance, a Class A midemeanor.
That last word is familiar. I think I’ve seen it in the Constitution.
Again, I believe there will NEVER again be impeachment proceedings for any sitting POTUS regardless of party.
More than ever this move just tells the American people what Obama thinks of them. “I can do what ever I want and I don’t give a damn about you or your silly Constitution.”
STOP CRITICIZING and START TAKING ACTION!!!!!!!!!
Congress. What a joke.
STAND UP CONGRESS! You bunch of balless wimps!
What is truly sad is that hard working, truly productive Americans and their children are absolutely despised by this administration. It is us they are trying to destroy. In the mean time the republicans in office do nothing but huff and puff about it. Yea I see they really have our backs.
What will they do about it?.........................*crickets*
One of the articles of Nixon’s impeachment was breach of his constitutional oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the country. Perhaps in anticipation of the SC decision in the AZ case, Obama decided to preempt its objective ahead of time. So in one stroke he violates state and federal law and thumbs his nose at SCOTUS. Trifecta! We are now a banana republic, Kenyan style.
Don't just do something, sit there.
My prediciton: House GOP will pass legislation (even though we already have laws against what Obama is doing here) and it will go to the Senate and be added to the dust bin full of bills Harry is sitting on.
“New Obama deportation policy violates oath of office”
...OH YEAH!? SO WHAT!? Since when does a dictator even HAVE an oath?
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