Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Issues Executive Order MS-13


Obama's new amnesty for illegal immigrant youths will reportedly grant legal status for 800,000 illegal immigrants.  Forget the fact that it adds another 800,000 people to the already high unemployment rolls and will result in a flood of new illegal immigrants hoping to take advantage of the policy, is it even legal?

Let's consult the expertise of a Constitutional professor:
With respect to the notion that [the president] can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s 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 we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s 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. 
Oh yeah, that constitutional professor wasn't Kris Kobach, it was Barrack Obama and the his comments weren't made come ten years ago, he said them last year.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Forget the fact that it adds another 800,000 people to the already high unemployment rolls and will result in a flood of new illegal immigrants hoping to take advantage of the policy, is it even legal?

It will also add more immigrants due to the stupid chain migration rules. Once someone becomes a citizen, they are able to bring in their direct relatives, mom, dad, brother, etc. So if their parents are illegal too, then it would appear once these kids become citizens, their parents will have won the lotto too.

James said...

To be fare, the new policy from Obama does not grant this group of illegals citizenship. It only grants them legal status via renewable work permit.

smoore123 said...

Romney seems to be in favor of the same outcome, but not the method. I think. Maybe you can discern his position on this. Oh and kudos on the scare the white people photo. Seems counterproductive. You have a valid argument here about the hypocracy. Why pollute it with that picture? James, you should use your powers for good not evil.

theKansasCitian said...

I don't necessarily disagree with the policy. A lot of illegal immigrants youths are brought here by their parents, not all but a lot. The question becomes do you punish them for being here illegally? That's a tough stance to take.

I totally disagree with Obama's method as it was clearly unconstitutional. I also think you can't do anything to provide legalized status to illegal immigrant youths before you do something to prevent more from coming. Then and only then can we talk about what to do with those who are here.


Unlike most, I actually read the order issued by the homeland security secretary. I admit it limits its scope to kids that are already in the country and have been for five years before the date the order was issued. It also does not grant automatic immunity, it only calls for a case-by-case hearing on the matter.

However, that is not how Obama sold it and not how the media reported the policy. This means it will attract more illegals to come here because they now believe as long as they can get their kids here and keep them here for 5 years, they will get legal status.

Another problem with the order is that although it says they have to be here for 5 years, it allows for trips as long as 6 months back to their home country. That basically means all migrants illegals will also qualify. If you ask me, this is a blatantly cowing to the ag lobby who wants to exploit them instead of paying a market driven wage.