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REPORT: Obama’s Mass Executive Amnesty Plan Rejected by Bush Admin as Unconstitutional
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 08/02/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT by kristinn

The AP buried the lede in its report Saturday on President Barack Obama’s drive to grant by executive order legal status and work permits to millions of illegal aliens in defiance of Congress.

At the very end of the 22 paragraph article, entitled Experts: Obama Can Do a Lot to Change Immigration, is mention that President George W. Bush considered doing what Obama is pushing for now after being similarly stymied by Congress on amnesty but his advisors concluded the presidency did not have the constitutional authority to act in such manner:

"After a broad immigration bill failed in 2007, President George W. Bush ordered his staff to come up with every possible change he could make without the approval of Congress.

“Gregory Jacob, who worked on immigration issues with the president’s Domestic Policy Council, said the list included similarly broad protections from deportation as those implemented by Obama. But Bush’s staff concluded that the president didn’t have the legal authority to grant such “sweeping and categorical” protections, Jacob said.

“Bush’s director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Julie Myers Wood, said much of the discussion at the time focused on small changes to visa programs or other efforts that would impact relatively small groups of immigrants. One concern, she said, was the potential for “unintended consequences” of encouraging more illegal immigration.

“Republicans have complained that Obama has done what the Bush administration feared. Many have blamed the president for the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children, mostly from Central America, who have been arrested at the Mexican border since Oct. 1.”

With President Obama set to provoke a Constitutional crisis soon with his amnesty executive order—including provoking possible impeachment—it is incumbent on President Bush to speak out now against Obama’s actions. The issue is protecting our Constitution. If Bush believed he didn’t have authority to do this then he needs to speak out now to prevent Obama from doing grave harm to our Nation and Constitutional order.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; gwbush; immigration; obama

1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

When Bush was considering doing this I was here calling for HIS impeachment!


2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:46:22 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: All
Corrected link to AP article.
3 posted on 08/02/2014 11:49:20 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

it is incumbent on President Bush to speak out now against Obama’s actions.


Sorry to say, but fat chance. All the Bushes are full amnesty, open borders outlaws. More likely is that W and Jed will be cheering Hussein on.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 11:53:02 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: kristinn
TRANSLATION: Bush would have done it if he had thought he could get away with it.

That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Dubya.

5 posted on 08/02/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: kristinn
This is happening on our Border as told by a 27 year veteran Border Patrol agent.....please pass on.

(14 minutes, but you need to hear what this man says)

6 posted on 08/02/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT by yoe
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To: kristinn

As if Obama cares what the constitution says.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: P-Marlowe
Only because it is Unconstitutional and Bush cared about such things.

Not because the Constitution applies to a democrat fascist King and his sycophant nobles.

8 posted on 08/02/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin
Bush cared about such things.

Not enough. He would have crammed this crap down our throats, but we stopped him by jamming the phones. He didn't care about the constitution when he bailed out the banks and the insurance companies and the auto companies.

9 posted on 08/02/2014 12:16:25 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kristinn
“Republicans have complained that Obama has done what the Bush administration feared. Many have blamed the president for the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children, mostly from Central America, who have been arrested at the Mexican border since Oct. 1.”

Listen to what this man is saying...especially the military strategy towards the end...connects the Obama dots to complete his destruction of America and provides a platform for his life long ideology of .... ?? Listen to what this man says and please pass along.(Zak Taylor))

"I recommend you take the time to view this video----particularly if you don’t live near our southern border."

"Zack Taylor is a personal friend who served many years in the USBP. He is currently active with the retired USBP officers association, and is spending a lot of time giving lectures and briefings re the border situation. He is as knowledgeable as they come".

Gene

10 posted on 08/02/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT by yoe
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To: kristinn

Constitutional Authority is not a barrier to this dictatorial marxist and his cronies, Jarrett, Axelrod, Soros and the rest.”So sue me”, “Impeach me” “FU!”


11 posted on 08/02/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

12 posted on 08/02/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

What is wrong woth these politicians? They are intent on bringing in millions of 3rd world, illiterate peasants and act as if we are denying the founding fathers entrance.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 12:32:07 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn. Now you know why Zero just said “we tortured after 9/11”.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 12:32:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

Well of course. This is why Courts utterly ignore AG opinions at both the State and Fed level. AGs are hired guns and will give an Admin any opinion they want.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 12:33:26 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
TRANSLATION: Bush would have done it if he had thought he could get away with it. it was legal.

And yes, it does tell you all you need to know about an honorable President.

16 posted on 08/02/2014 12:46:37 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: kristinn

Of course, but when has “unconstitutional” ever bothered Obama?

Bush was actually very careful about these things, whether you agreed with him or not.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: P-Marlowe
Now, that's true, "not enough" but the reality is that no one who has been elected President since FDR other than Reagan cared about it enough and Reagan was even willing to fudge a bit when national security was the issue and Congress was playing games.

Fudging on the margins is one thing, though, and using it for toilet paper is another.

When it comes to the banks and auto companies, well, he warned people about the impending Fanny and Freddie collapse for years and was laughed at by "friend" and foe alike. I guess he could have left the bailout entirely in the hands of the democrat fascists and maybe even signing any bill was the wrong thing to do but I don't remember any great clamor over the Constitution from average folks terrified at the prospect of banks collapsing.

All things considered, the second Great Depression not being on Bush's hands make recovery from Barry more likely in time than it would be had Bush vetoed anything that crossed his desk. Time will tell if the bailout was the lesser of two evils or not but that's what the choice was, which evil, not which is perfect in an ideal world.

Had it been up to me I'd have done no more than resubmit the proposals he made in 2001, 2002, and 2003, and made the public watch Congress scream and yell at one another as banks folded while I cleaned out my desk.

18 posted on 08/02/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wish Bush would speak up. He has been totally silent, and in fact, one of his problems during his term was that he simply ignored any scurrilous comment and didn’t oppose the completely outrageous Dem claims. I don’t think it should have turned into a food fight, but I wish he’d been a little more aggressive.

That said, it was found by an investigation that this did NOT constitute “torture,” and that at no point did we “torture,” especially a “bunch o’ folks,” after 9/11. I wish that the next time Bambi talks about “folks,” the word sinks into his throat and stifles his horrendous voice.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 12:53:23 PM PDT by livius
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To: SunkenCiv

“You go to a GOP event and it’s all white people”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that...”


20 posted on 08/02/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: kristinn

21 posted on 08/02/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: P-Marlowe
Exactly. Bush would have done it in the middle of the night, if he could have. But we slammed the phones so hard we got through to them.

I say let's propose a serious litmus test. I say the border fence can be just that litmus test issue. Lying Rats and RINOs can obfuscate amnesty a dozen ways, but a fence is real and visible. Put every congress critter and presidential nominee on record: Will you get the damn fence built, or not? If the answer is no, RUN HIM OUT OF OFFICE. Enough of lying liars: BUILD THE FENCE, or STFU and GET OUT OF THE WAY.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 1:09:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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23 posted on 08/02/2014 1:10:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: P-Marlowe

My point being much greater than the fence itself. The GOP presidential nominee who swears to go “moon landing” on the border, will also be believable when he swears no amnesty, etc.

Any pol who refuses to build the fence, will also lie about amnesty, etc.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 1:11:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SunTzuWu

Dubya is just another New World Order ‘bot, plain and simple.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 1:38:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: livius

Well said, livius.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 1:58:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Noble

:’) Apparently there is according to the latest version of Rand Paul’s public persona.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 2:04:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: P-Marlowe

If this is true, then it would appear that Bush too was a traitor. What is there some kind of couture of leftist treason in Washington that leads every man we might try to send to only try to replace us, rather than enforce the law?


28 posted on 08/02/2014 3:20:50 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Bryan24
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Just wait until October 2014 ...

when all those "innocent" American school-kids are getting semi-lethal diseases from those "Trojan Horse" illegal alien "orphans" ...

and their parents and grand-parents are freaked-out over the sickness and hospital bills.

Those same parents and grandparents will want to "hang" the Democrat-RINO political whores who've spawned that medical nightmare.

This will be the political equivalent of the movie "There will be Blood".


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29 posted on 08/02/2014 6:07:02 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: kristinn

I knew GWB had a soft spot for illegal Hispanic immigration, but I didn’t know he sank so far as to consider the Obama solution.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 7:44:51 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: livius

Sadly, Bush’s policies had more in common with Big Govt liberals than with Constitutional Conservatives.

Even after 9-11, he refused to build the wall to stop the illegal alien invasion...and we are seeing the damaging results that could overthrow America and replace it with socialism/communism FOREVER!

The photo of him marching in mexican May Day parade waving a mexican flag speaks volumes about the traitor!


31 posted on 08/03/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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