Skip to comments.REPORT: Obama’s Mass Executive Amnesty Plan Rejected by Bush Admin as Unconstitutional
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT by kristinn
The AP buried the lede in its report Saturday on President Barack Obamas 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 presidents Domestic Policy Council, said the list included similarly broad protections from deportation as those implemented by Obama. But Bushs staff concluded that the president didnt have the legal authority to grant such sweeping and categorical protections, Jacob said.
Bushs 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 orderincluding provoking possible impeachmentit is incumbent on President Bush to speak out now against Obamas actions. The issue is protecting our Constitution. If Bush believed he didnt 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.
When Bush was considering doing this I was here calling for HIS impeachment!
it is incumbent on President Bush to speak out now against Obamas actions.
That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Dubya.
As if Obama cares what the constitution says.
Not because the Constitution applies to a democrat fascist King and his sycophant nobles.
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.
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 dont 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".
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!”
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
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.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, 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]
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.
Thanks kristinn. Now you know why Zero just said “we tortured after 9/11”.
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.
And yes, it does tell you all you need to know about an honorable President.
Of course, but when has “unconstitutional” ever bothered Obama?
Bush was actually very careful about these things, whether you agreed with him or not.
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.
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.
“You go to a GOP event and it’s all white people”
Not that there’s anything wrong with that...”
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.
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
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.
Dubya is just another New World Order ‘bot, plain and simple.
Well said, livius.
:’) Apparently there is according to the latest version of Rand Paul’s public persona.
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?
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.
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!