Skip to comments.Obama's move on immigration is an unconstitutional disaster for the unemployed
Posted on 06/18/2012 2:11:59 PM PDT by yoe
President Obama thwarted the will of Congress and shunned the 20 million under-employed and unemployed Americans by announcing he will grant work permits to (2 million to 3 million illegal immigrants)
This appears to be an unconstitutional fiat that not only usurps congressional authority to set immigration policy but directly contradicts what Congress has already decided. The president suggests that his new policy is designed to enact as much of the DREAM Act amnesty as possible because Congress hasn't acted on its own. But Congress indeed has acted -- three times in votes that rejected granting these illegal aliens the legal residency and work permits that the president now says he will deal out all by himself.
This is a knee-jerk response to pro-amnesty interest groups that have attacked Mr. Obama with an intense, well-funded public relations campaign urging him essentially to nullify congressional immigration laws because supporters of amnesty know that the elected representatives of the American people won't approve amnesties any more. Until today, the president had said that he couldn't just overturn immigration laws on his own. His capitulation may provide a short-term political payoff among some special interest groups but in the long term will feed the perception that he is much more interested in currying favor among narrow interest groups than addressing the needs of the massive ranks of the unemployed.
The unavoidable fact is that Mr. Obama's announced executive amnesty will increase the supply of legal workers to compete for jobs with the 20 million Americans who can't find a job or have been forced into part-time work. The president may think he can repeal the laws of Congress but he can't repeal the law of supply and demand.
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>>Has Obama committed a crime by doing this?<<
Probably an unconstitutional usurpation of Congressional authority, but Congress will not confront him. And further, I bet that Obama proxy groups will be right there to register these illegals to vote when they get their work permits. It doesn't matter that it it is illegal and it complements nicely Obama's war against the states trying to eliminate the illegal and dead voters before the Presidential election.
Do not be surprised, if in the near future, the Big Eared Purple Lip Nothing in the WH declares this particular group of illegals immediately eligible for unemployment benefits, even if they have not actually been employed.
Funny thing about obammy’s amnesty deal.
It will hurt unskilled black youth much more harshley than any other group that is looking for work.
They have a higher unemployment rate than nearly any other demograghic with less work skills.
And still blacks will vote for the marxist punk like crazy.
Should be a campagne ad.
I know the “Women and minorities hardest hit” is normally a bit of sarcasm.
But in this case, it is true.
Is O’Bammy TRYING to instigate rioting among young Black’s who WILL be hardest hit from this policy?
I seriously want to know.
This cannot be what it is claimed, unless it is a plan to incite massive civil unrest prior to the election (Marshall law?), facilitate vote fraud, or both, it makes no sense.
But it IS clearly illegal.
It’s past time for congress to redress that “Equal powers” of our THREE branches of government, “President” is not to equal “Dictator” via executive orders!
Obamster seems really sure of his reelection to pull something like this or he’s counting on one heck of an October surprise. I can’t believe he could be so out of touch.
Desperate people gamble and do desperate things. This will blow up in his face too!
No, 0bama cannot commit a crime by decree of the President of the United States.
I’ve been reading and hearing this is unconstitutional all over the place, Rubio just today on Hannity.
Well, didn’t these elected folks swear an oath? Something about supporting and defending...
When do we get to impeach ALL of them for dereliction of duty?
What would Obama have to do to get impeached?
Going to have to be one big dog the marxist punk wags to deter him going in to the dust pan of bad history like jimmy carter
I can hardly wait until he issues yet another executive order that will give special benefits to those ILLEGALS who are not employed. After all, it’s not their fault that the economy has gone south with obams’s help.
“What would Obama have to do to get impeached?”
I’m pretty sure he could commit murder and not one person would have the balls to charge him.
The most diabolical aspect of this EO is the distain it shows for Hispanics. Number one, he is opening these illegals up to future prosecution since these ‘amnesties’ by another name are only good for the duration of his time in office or until Congress turns this policy into law, which it has already rejected doing. And number two, it spits on those immigrants who have gone through lawful channels to obtain citizenship or work permits and are now shown to have been played the chumps for abiding by the laws, a typical democrat trick minorities seldom figure out. Let’s hope Hispanics/Latinos are more savvy than other minorities exploited by the democraps.
I shudder to think what that big dog will be. Who’s going to suffer? Who will die? Who will be put on trial and imprisoned? How many? Has to be something really bad. Can a so-called “community organizer” be so clueless? But then, look at the electorate, if almost half of them would still vote for him.
Number one, he is opening these illegals up to future prosecution since these amnesties by another name are only good for the duration of his time in office or until Congress turns this policy into law, which it has already rejected doing.
Good. It would serve them right for cheering this president’s disdainful action that THEY clearly know the American people DO NOT WANT.
We don’t need their entitlement attitudes in this country.
Is OBammy TRYING to instigate rioting among young Blacks who WILL be hardest hit from this policy?
I seriously want to know.
***He does not care. He knows that blacks will support him because he is black. He wouldn’t lose support until he outright starts using the N word to denigrate them. Even then, the blacks use that word to talk to each other and he could easily get away with it. He has blacks in his back pocket. Now he has hispanics and FROBLs. (Free Republic Open Border Lobby)
Milt Rominy’s response on this issue while being ‘interviewed’ by Bob ‘I’m a man, baby’ Shieffer on See BS, was both troubling and interesting. He blocked Schieffer’s reading of the axelrod talking points by saying the EO was the wrong way to deal with the many layers of problems in the immigration deabte and that the writing of legislation by Congress to deal with these layers was the proper way to address them. Schieffer, being the gobsmackable fool he is, was unable to dig any deeper.
Sure, but who's counting?
And more importantly, who's stopping him? Nothing but *crickets* from the GOP peanut gallery.
Apparently little barry bastard commie does not believe its hard for black youths to find a job, so he’s encouraging Latino youths to take all the jobs they can find ... what was that saying, taking the jobs Americans don’t want to do?
Here in Tennessee a leftist democrat loon sued the state to stop the processing of voter registration clean up because he was denied the chance to vote int he primaries (when he went to the wrong location and demanded to be counted). Democrats, the scum afloat on the surface of a rancid pond.
Out of touch? Shirley you jest. He is doing this because he has leaks from the SCOTUS indicating the outcome of the AZ immigration laws. He’s not just ‘in touch’, he’s got inside intel on the Roberts court, probably from the pirate Roberts himself!
It’s not a problem, the immigrants can be just like the rest of the Obama nation and retire at age 18 and collect government benefits for the rest of their lives.
Announce that he had become a Tea Party conservative?
I say, "Vote the bums out!!!!".../s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s
Bwahahahaha!...good luck. Keep your powder dry.
Obama's move on immigration is an unconstitutional disaster for the illegals. The Congress can now do nothing.
Then the unemployment rate goes over 10. More likely is that the not working are kept off the rolls but the working "Dreamers" are counted at once.
No, but congress is supposed to block it’s implementation. Which they are not.
Oh Damn, busted by the spelling police!
And I used spell-check too.
Mea maxima culpa, I should shoot myself!
Or, I can just plead internet tolerance for minor errors and forget about it.