Skip to comments.Obama knows and has admitted he canít reform immigration without Congressional action (VIDEO's)
Posted on 08/03/2014 1:55:27 PM PDT by PoloSec
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When he ran for president, Presidential candidate Sen. Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bushs use of executive power:
I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that were facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and thats what I intend to reverse when Im president of the United States of America. (Sen. Obama at a Townhall in Lancaster, PA, March 31, 2008)
Obama ran for president promising secure borders, remove incentives for illegal immigration, and to allow undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.
President Obama promised to make immigration reform a top priority of the first year of his presidency. After Obama backed away from that promise, and it was clear his ObamaCrats were going to lose the House in the 2010 midterm elections, he gave illegal aliens a back door amnesty.
After the Republicans regained control of the House illegal aliens clamored for Obama to deliver on his promised immigration reform. At two separate forums President Obama explained that there are laws on the books that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system and that to ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.
During a Univision Town Hall on March 28, 2011, President Obama said that as president he cant just congressional mandates through executive order:
Well, first of all, temporary protective status historically has been used for special circumstances where you have immigrants to this country who are fleeing persecution in their countries, or there is some emergency situation in their native land that required them to come to the United States. So it would not be appropriate to use that just for a particular group that came here primarily, for example, because they were looking for economic opportunity.
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, thats just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that weve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branchs job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.
You can watch Obama admit he cant ignore congressional mandates in this video:
Then six months later during Obamas September 28, 2011 Open for Questions round table on issues that matter to the Hispanic community, Obama again admitted he cant act on immigration unilaterally:
MR. LERNER: Me again. On the DREAM Act that you mentioned before, and this is like a statement from New York City: Mr. President, I am an undocumented law graduate from New York City. Im just writing to say that your message that you do not have a dance partner is not a message of hope. A real dancer goes out on the dance floor and picks out his or her dance partner. Youre just waiting. You have the facts, numbers, dollars and votes on the side of granting administrative relief for DREAMers. We are doing our part. It is time to do yours, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think theres been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. Its just not true.
Now, what we can do is to prioritize enforcement, since there are limited enforcement resources, and say were not going to go chasing after this young man or anybody else whos been acting responsibly and would otherwise qualify for legal status if the DREAM Act passed.
But we live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it. And if all the attention is focused away from the legislative process, then that is going to lead to a constant dead-end. We have to recognize how the system works, and then apply pressure to those places where votes can be gotten and, ultimately, we can get this thing solved. And nobody will be a stronger advocate for making that happen than me.
You can watch Obama admit that he cant act unilaterally in this video clip:
Then in the heat of the 2012 presidential election, Obama desperate to change the subject from his doing fine reelection message, attempted to gain favor with the Latino electorate unhappy with his backdoor amnesty by revealing his immunity scheme for certain younger illegal aliens. Obamas scheme sought to achieve some of the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, meant to establish a path toward citizenship for certain illegal aliens but consistently rejected by Congress.
Obamas implemented his immunity scheme via executive fiat. In bypassing Congress, Obama blatantly ignored the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy and violated his presidential oath to uphold the laws of this land. Obamas abuse of power will ensure that those who, like me, believe that granting amnesty or immunity to illegal aliens encourages more illegal immigration will only become more determined in their opposition to congressional efforts to achieve similar results legitimately.
The current flood of Illegal alien children pouring across the border is proof that any form of amnesty or immunity will just result in more illegal immigration. If you need more proof, look at the results of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). That immigration reform legalized four million illegal aliens. IRCA was a monumental failure. It has resulted in millions of new illegal aliens seeking legalization.
There can be no effective immigration reform that does not first control the border and prevent people from over staying their visas.
So as the presidents Obamacrats and the biased media wing of the Democrats Party cheer Obama on, he prepares to act extra-legally again despite his statements admitting that he knows he cant. This will only cause the impasse between Obama and the Congressional Republicans to get even worse.
Funniest thing I have read for awhile.
“”””I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that were facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and thats what I intend to reverse when Im president of the United States of America. “”””
Obama knows and has admitted that he doesn't have the constitutional authority and power to reform immigration without Congressional action.
He also knows he can violate the constitution and reform immigration any way he pleases and get away with it.
He has already done it.
He is doing so right now.
And he will do much more in the next 2 1/2 years.
I think that's what pisses me off the most ... I'm forced, by the nature of my intelligence and knowledge of what is happening in America, to be ever watchful, reactive to unnecessary outside intrusion,and just plain on edge, waiting for some OTHER idiot action from the gummint.
The tenseness of and in my life USED TO BE because I had to go to work and work with assholes. NOW it's getting up and reading the news
THAT'S the dynamic shift (or whatever it's called) in modern America.
It's not the job, our crappy car we need to keep going, our nagging wife or lazy husband that we experience the tension from ... it's the government and what it's doing to us immediately ... and what we perceive what may come down the pike in the future ...
Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
“he cant reform immigration without Congressional action”
Don’t you just love how they keep saying that? “Reform immigration”? The only thing that needs “reforming” is this jackass in the White house. Either he chooses to enforce the law or he does not! We DO NOT have an immigration problem in this country. We have an ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM!
Thug now believes he’s above the law.
So after he craps on the legal process of government and send out to decree that ILLEGALS are now Americans he can also say that he was FOR the Constitution before he was AGAINST it.
This is prototypical Liberal Cognitive Dissonance.
It’s not the job, our crappy car we need to keep going, our nagging wife or lazy husband that we experience the tension from ... it’s the government and what it’s doing to us immediately ... and what we perceive what may come down the pike in the future ...
And thus we are five and a half years into a recession
that no one dare name. It’s the government that
is keeping people from having confidence in our future,
it’s the government that is keeping business unsure and
afraid to grow.
I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that were facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and thats what I intend to reverse when Im president of the United States of America. (Sen. Obama at a Townhall in Lancaster, PA, March 31, 2008)Not his first lie. Not his last lie.
"I can't be another Bush---I'm a Nobel Peace Laureate."
After Obama got in, he backed away from all of that. But when it was clear his ObamaCrats were going to lose the House in the 2010 midterms, he sucked-up bigtime and gave illegal aliens a back door amnesty. But greedy illegals wanted more.
On latino TV---at a Univision Town Hall on March 28, 2011---Obama said: There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.
Later he told America he had a "pen and a phone" and would Executive Action amnesty b/c recalcitrant Republicans would not pass a reform bill.
2014 Democrat candidates are facing a daunting challenge--- the White Houses handling of the border crisis has endangered Democrats. Disgruntled Dummycrats themselves are backing off reform---reaffirming America's view that reform was a crack-brained idea to begin with.
POLITICO.COM REPORTS--as midterms loom three "reform-minded" groups launched by business titans are all but silent on the campaign trail. No ads on immigration reform are airing. Even more illustrative of reform's toxicity---Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting amnesty, leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely to happen.
"Republicans for Immigration Reform" launched by Citigroup exec Carlos Gutierez has no plans to launch a counteroffensive. Despite being billed as the GOP rainmaker on immigration reform, the group has struggled to make inroads with big GOP donors. the problem at the border and the presidents rhetoric on executive action have totally poisoned the well, said Charlie Spies, who helped organized Republicans for Immigration Reform. I dont think anybody believes anything can happen this year. Also in dire need of political viagra are "reformers" Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and billionaire Michael Bloomberg. (Edited excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
NEWSMAX.COM REPORTED Obama's decision to back down from his promises to take executive action on immigration reform until after the November midterm election (if at all) could backfire on him, said Latino types who vowed they won't forget the president and Democrats' "attempts to fool them" when the elections roll around. Early Saturday, Obama bowed to Democratic
Party pressure and reversed course on taking executive action on immigration reform until after the November midterm elections, after leaders voiced concerns that his rulings could cost Democrats their control of the Senate. (Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
Now that's funny! Thanks for sharing Liz...