Skip to comments.DACA Was Only One Part of Obama's Seizure of Congressional Power
Posted on 09/06/2017 4:47:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
The DACA program being terminated by AG Sessions was a Federal program started by President Obama. The program was promoted as an administrative strategy to provide eligible youth relief from deportation. Since the entire issue has been clouded with political rhetoric its important to look at its legal and constitutional status.
The DACA program was started when on November 20, 2014 President Obama issued an Executive Order. Its important to note that the US Constitution does not allow any president to set immigration policy. Since the DACA EO was directed to delay deportation of illegal immigrants it clearly falls under the authority of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and those Federal rules can only be passed by Congress. The Constitution clearly states in Article I Section 8 clause 3 that only the Congress shall have power To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization. It further states that all legislative powers shall reside in Congress, which shall be composed of a House of Representatives and a Senate.
The power to establish any rules regarding immigration do not reside in the office of President and never have. So, at this point the question is moot: President Obama did not have any authority to issue a DACA order through any executive action.
President Obama himself stated twenty-two times that he has no authority over issues of immigration. This then means he cant unilaterally change any immigration laws. But President Obamas entire presidency was an exercise in executive overreach, and several of the changes he made to immigration law were overturned by the Supreme Court.
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Homer Simpson might say,
“It takes two people to seize.
One to grab and one to let go.”
A pathetic Congress let go.
Common sense would say anything one POTUS does should be able to be undone by the next one. Of course in a political context common sense died a slow painful death over the last 15 years.
The idea Obama had to seize Congressional power is rather laughable, when you realize McConnell and Ryan wrapped it up nicely and gifted it to him
When he left, they assumed power once again, and haven't done Tiddly Winks with it since.
“President Obama himself stated twenty-two times that he has no authority over issues of immigration”.
POS Obama is a smooth, jive talking hustler bastard who is a master of using Taqiyya and the ignorance of the majority of people.
DACA was never legal, much like the Kenyanesian Usurpation.
Obama liked to p*ss on the Constitution. The GOP kept their tail between the legs and the Supreme Court might as well deem the Constitution UN-Constitutional.
And Mitchell and Ryan didn’t do squat. Who is more to blame? Obama or the people that let him get away with it.
Can’t the mandated spending be undone by Congress?
This is a good article, aside from the fact that subject and verb are supposed to agree.
Their collusion to violate the Constitution is why they must go.
There was no Executive Order. There was no Presidential Memorandum, There was speech, televised live, on November 20, 2014. In the speech, he said:
Now heres the thing: We expect people who live in this country to play by the rules. We expect that those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So were going to offer the following deal: If youve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and youre willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- youll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. Thats what this deal is.
He left it to Janet Reno to issue a policy memorandum. That's much like the "Dear Colleague" memo issued by the Office for Civil Rights told to more than 7,000 colleges, saying to use a lower standard of evidence in Title IX case. Completely extra-legal.
Who was the senate majority leader in 2011?
Is there a good page/article to read about this?
Who said it is constitutional?
I just wanted to find a good source to bring this into what people are saying.
Congress should fix this. If not, deport them.
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