Obama Ignores the Will of the People as Expressed by Their Elected Representatives and Implements Most Elements of the Dream Act by Executive Fiat!
The Congress shall have Power To. . . establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization. . .
Obama gives young illegal aliens de facto amnesty, say critics
While practicing the fine art of "linguistic gymnastics," the
Obama administration on Friday blessed an estimated 800,000 young,
illegal aliens with a bite of the amnesty apple, according to critics of President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement record.
In an announcement sure to create controversy and anger many
Americans, President Obama on Friday announced that effective
immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States
as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety,
and meet several key criteria will be considered for "relief from
removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings."
Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama told reporters that who
demonstrate that they meet his administration's criteria will be
eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject
to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
Obama was careful to add that the Department of Homeland Security
will continue to focus its enforcement resources on the removal of
individuals who pose a national security or public safety risk,
including "immigrants convicted of crimes, violent criminals, felons,
and repeat immigration law offenders."
He claimed today’s action further enhances the DHS ability to focus
on these priority removals. However, many lawmakers and observers have
said President Obama is bypassing the U.S. Congress.
"Had any other president done this, the news media and the U.S.
Congress would be shouting from the rafters about abuse of power by the
executive branch of the government," said Mike Baker, a political
Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the
following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion,
specifically deferred action, on a case-by-case basis if they: came
to the United States under the age of sixteen; have continuously resided
in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this
memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this
memorandum; are currently in school, have graduated from high school,
have obtained a general education development certificate, or are
honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the
United States; have not been convicted of a felony offense, a
significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or
otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; are not
above the age of thirty.
Obama's announcement today comes just one week before
he's scheduled to address a large Latino audience, a constituency he
requires to win re-election.
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that has the power under the Constitution to establish "a uniform rule
of naturalization," and inasmuch as Congress has voted against President
Obama's "Dream Act," will someone explain to me how it is that the
president can override the decision of the peoples' representatives and
implement almost every element of the Dream Act by executive fiat? Have
we become a dictatorship under the Obama administration? Whether they agree with the provisions of the Dream Act or not, every American should be concerned by the usurpation of power by the Executive Branch under this administration!
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