Obama’s Back Door Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
There Must Be An Election Coming
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Once again the Obama Administration has by-passed Congress, federal laws, and the Constitution by granting what amounts to amnesty for illegal aliens within the US.
The Washington Times reported last week (Friday August 19th, 2011) the following: “ … the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.
The move marks a major step for President Obama, who for months has said he does not have broad categorical authority to halt deportations and said he must follow the laws as Congress has written them.
But in letters to Congress on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she does have discretion to focus on “priorities” and that her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases to see who meets the new criteria. (Read the entire article HERE.)
You may recall, dear reader, we warned months ago that Obama was seeking some method to grant amnesty to all those “undocumented democrats” in time for his reelection bid. Plus, we have warned many, many, times that Obama would do whatever it takes to win in 2012. This, I warrant, is just the beginning of the Obama Campaign’s shenanigans to secure his bid to return to the Oval Office in November of 2012.
The Washington Times article continued: “The top House Republican on the Judiciary Committee said the move is part of a White House plan “to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants.”
“The Obama administration should enforce immigration laws, not look for ways to ignore them,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The Obama administration should not pick and choose which laws to enforce. Administration officials should remember the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land.” (Read the entire article HERE.)
When is enough … REALLY enough? Seems to me this is the Obama Administration thumbing its nose at federal law.
When, oh, when, is the Congress going to grow a spine and confront the Obama White House and explain that America does not have a KING! We have a constitution and the Obama Administration is trampling all over it.
How many times must we repeat that illegal aliens are law-breakers, criminals, and ought to be jailed and deported… period?
As soon as Congress returns it must pass legislation that outlaws exactly what the Obama Administration is doing by granting illegal aliens amnesty and refusing to comply with the federal laws already on the books. Seems to me this is serious grounds for impeachment proceedings.
This is such an in-your-face move aimed directly at the Congress that it defies explanation other than the Obama Administration has decided they are going to lose nest year and they’ve just decided to throw everything they have at the American people, and the Congress, and see what sticks.
And, really, isn’t it about time we rid ourselves of the Department of Homeland Security? I mean, it might have been a good idea at the time (one I did not agree with) but DHS has taken on far too much power and the fear of DHS by the American people rivals that of the German people for Hitler’s Gestapo. Even the name sounds like one of the Third Reich’s numerous security departments. Its not as if we don’t have enough intelligence agencies … we do. DHS is acting more like some state secret police than is comfortable for the people of a constitutional republic.
The Congress should cut off all funding for DHS and do so immediately. Just shut it down. It has grown far too powerful and is entirely too easy to manipulate by an administration, any administration, that wishes to force its will on the American people. In my opinion, it has become a threat to the liberty and freedom of Americans.
If this Congress allows the Obama Administration, including the Dept. of Homeland Security, to get away with this blatant refusal to enforce immigration laws, the law of the land, passed into law by the people’s representatives in the national legislature, then not a single currently serving senator or congressperson should be allowed to keep their seats in the Congress.
Look. It is very simple. If a department of government, or even a President, is allowed to refuse to uphold any law they choose, then what’s to stop them from refusing to recognize any other law they choose… say… like … oh, the second amendment, for instance?
The whole thing smacks of illegal amnesty for illegal aliens. Shouldn’t SOMEONE be drawing articles of impeachment? If we don’t stop this unlawful power play by the administration … what will they do next, huh?
It is long past time for the Obama Administration to be brought to heel. If we wait for the election – there may NOT BE AN ELECTION. There ARE ways to, uh, “postpone” an election. Do we really want to take that chance?
J. D. Longstreet