Skip to comments.House readies bill to stop Obama's immigration order -- in advance
Posted on 07/30/2014 11:33:29 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that if the House passes a border crisis bill, he and Senate Democrats might attach the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill to it -- a move that would clearly doom the whole border emergency spending effort. Now, House Republican leaders have written a bill that would stop President Obama from using executive power to legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants -- something Obama is widely thought to be getting ready to do. That, too, would kill plans to relieve the current border crisis.
Congress has the power to overturn executive orders. And there's no reason Congress can't do so in advance -- that is, pass a law that would prevent the president from doing whatever he planned to do in an executive order. Of course, that would require that both House and Senate actually pass a law, which won't happen in today's divided environment. But in this case, the Republican-controlled House can at least start the process.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Congress has the power to overturn executive orders. And there’s no reason Congress can’t do so in advance — that is, pass a law that would prevent the president from doing whatever he planned to do in an executive order. Of course, that would require that both House and Senate actually pass a law, which won’t happen in today’s divided environment.
So why even report this?
Yeah, just like they overturned Obamacare. Oh, wait...
Nice thoughts...but they’re only thoughts, nice ones.
It will never go anywhere because as the last part says, the Senate would have to approve and the President would have to sign. DOA!
But there is one suggestion that has merit that came from one our Freepers, and that is a governor of a state should file for a federal court injunction against Obama’s overreach, real or potential, and allow the court docket to eat up the clock until after the next Congress is sworn in.
A federal court injunction or federal restraining order would render all federal law enforcement illegal and off limits to carrying out Obama’s overreaching executive orders. No federal law enforcement officer will violate federal court orders that restrain Obama. Thus, Obama is neutered.
Maybe they’re sorry about that, they should be...maybe not
“No federal law enforcement officer will violate federal court orders that restrain Obama”......
No one has yet to step forward that has the backbone to restrain anything odumbo has done, INCLUDING the courts.
The usurper in chief has been given free reign since day one and to date, he continues his path towards destruction of this one great nation. Why is he still here?
See, this is the problem. Brietbart is running a headline accusing Boehner of caving, meanwhile the Washington Examiner says they are checking Obama’s action.
We conservatives/Republicans really sound more and more like the Democrat party of the 1980s....mad at each other more than the opposing party.
Because the mass civil or state opposition hasn't happened. Obama is a would be dictator. The states and or the military would need to arrest him to stop what he is doing. He can play out the court delay game until he has destroyed the country by 2016.
DUMMYCRATS OKAY WRT GANG MEMBERS WALKING YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS--THREATENING YOUR CHILDREN The UN underlines Obama's refugee plan---will broadly designate illegal aliens at our borders, including MS-13 members from Central America, as refugees.
REFERENCE Violent transnational gangs 'recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities'
Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2014 | Daily Mail / FR Posted by COUNTrecount
Members of some of the United States' most notorious street gangs have infiltrated shelters housing illegal immigrant minors from Central America and are recruiting them, say Homeland Security sources. An estimated 57,000 minors from Central America have flooded across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in recent months, and gang leaders are reportedly filling their ranks from among them.
Transnational gangs such as the Mara Salvatruca, also known as MS-13, and the 18th Street gang are using established juvenile members from Central America to cross the border and recruit other children to the cartels, say sources. Recruiting drive:
There are reports that gangs are trying to recruit young immigrants from Border Protection facilities where they're being held According to Fox News, Border Control agents have witnessed gang members using a Red Cross phone bank at the facility at Nogales, Arizona, to 'recruit, enlist and pressure' other minors into crossing the border. Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Control Patrol Council, a union which represents border agents, says agents have witnessed the recruiting process.
The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement said earlier this week that they have no knowledge or evidence that gangs are recruiting immigrant minors. (Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Interesting exchanges on this topic at Tuesday's House hearing on immigration.
<><> Patriot Cong Randy Forbes said Americans need to know if violent gang members are walking their streets. Forbes asked UCIS--a DHS agency--headed by Obama appointee Leon Rodrigues---whether the agency asked applicants about gang membership---and when they invariably reply no, how does the agency know whether it's true or not?
The calculated Rodriguez would not reveal information---Forbes insisted on knowing "do you even ask them if they're gang members."
<><> Even more interesting was watching brilliant Cong Louie Gohmert (Rep-Tx) set the trap for the oily Rodriguez. Former judge Gohmert's brilliant circumlocution was awesome. He nailed the mealy-mouth Gonzalez to the wall.
CONG GOHMERT: WRT drug cartels paid $6000 to "guide" the hordes over the border---"Would you, as a former prosecutor, call them criminals?," he nonchalantly asked Gonzales.
The smirking Gonzales stepped headlong into the trap as Cong Gohmert casually hoisted him on his own petard.....making the point that if the hordes were coming here to escape drug cartels, why is it they consort w/ the criminals, and pay the violent breed to get over the border?
Some clarification refutation is required.....
Obamacare is the bastard child of congress and is not an executive order. The house voted to kill Obamacare 41 times but the bills never made it to the senate floor.
I have been in a hotel the last couple of nights. I do not have HBO at home but last night I came across an episode of the Bill Maher (sp.) show while flipping through channels. He did some sort of nursery rhyme regarding illegal immigration and of course mentioned how some people don’t want “brown” people in the country. He ended it by saying that “we need your grit” regarding illegals and then followed the rhyme by saying “Republicans are full of ****.” The audience whooped it up. More naivete from the left. And what kind of audience is entertained by such an important issue? The dumbing down of America is in evidence.
The Illegal Border Crisis, the Loophole is the CIC, not the law. Public being HOODWINKED by BOTH PARTIES!
Ann Coulter, http://humanevents.com/2014/07/30/the-loophole-is-obama/
The Conservative Case Against Boehner’s Border Bill
Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry
We are paying for a toll-free number to the Capitol Switchboard to make it as easy as possible for all of you. Here it is: NUMBERS USA
Call toll-free: 1-855-827-2353
Even though most Democrats in the House are currently supporting any kind of amnesty they can get, Democrats as well as Republicans need to be called today. It is important for Democrats — three months before elections — to hear just how unpopular these amnesties are. More than anybody else in Congress in recent years, Sen. Sessions has stood up for immigration policies in the interest of American wage-earners and their families. We definitely owe it to him — and to our national community — to respond with a phone call to our U.S. Representative today.....
...Make one or more of the following points to the congressional staffer who answers the phone:
1. You object to Pres. Obama by himself giving another mass amnesty to illegal aliens. The news media are reporting that he plans to do it soon, and you are outraged.
2. Congress should not give the President any of the money he wants for the Border Surge unless the bill prohibits the President from issuing any more work permits to illegal aliens without congressional approval. Ask if the Representative will promise to insist on that.
3. Tell them you support H.R.5160 by Rep. Blackburn that blocks any more go-it-alone amnesties by a President.
Yes. America has been dumbed down. They are going to have some hard lessons to learn as a result very soon.
Very interesting. Whatever it takes it should be done asap.