You’ll have to compete with illegals for scarce jobs. How’s that “change” working out for all you union tools and working class schmoes who voted for this stupid pandering fuck?
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.
Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. The officials who described the plan spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it in advance of the official announcement.
The policy will not lead toward citizenship but will remove the threat of deportation and grant the ability to work legally, leaving eligible immigrants able to remain in the United States for extended periods.
Anchor babies and young children smuggled in by their illegal alien parents are getting a free pass. How thoughtful. Reward felons for their longevity. Last I checked, crossing the U.S. border without authorization is A FELONY.
He fatuously claims that illegals are “Americans in every way except on paper”. Really??? They didn’t even bother to get the proper paperwork to enter the country in the first fucking place. None of them have been documented. None of them have taken the oath of citizenship.
They are foreigners squatting on American soil.
Reaction has been swift:
Sherrif Joe Arpaio vows to continue enforcement of immigration laws in Arizona.
Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the announcement.
Rep. Allen West calls out Obama for ‘ruling by edict’.
Charles Krauthammer: Obama policy is ‘out and out lawlessness’.
RedState has a run down of reactions from conservative media and the GOP.
Obama actually considers himself to be his own government; able to bypass Congress and the Constitution to make his own rules. He also told aides it would be so much easier to be the president of China; which he has obviously mistaken for the United States.
The answer to all this is to impeach the son of a bitch.
Article 1, Section 8 and the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, specifically outline the enumerated powers of the federal government. Separation of Powers and checks and balances are included in that. Article 2, section 2 gives the president civilian power over the military, the power to assemble a cabinet, the authority to pardon, and to appoint supreme court justices and positions in government departments.
There isn’t one damned thing in the Constitution which gives a president the power to make laws at their own discretion.
The 10th Amendment in particular, is the most powerful statement of limits on the federal government:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
That means that unless the Constitution grants a power to the federal government, the federal government does not have that power. That includes the president.
He hasn’t just crossed the unConstitutional line since he got in office, he’s moved the goddamned thing repeatedly. He doesn’t just circumvent U.S. laws, he makes up his own and decides to enforce them.
He’s committed enough High Crimes and Misdemeanors to fill a damned encyclopedia.
It remains to be seen if this latest unlawful, unConstitutional tactic by Obama will be tolerated by the American people–including the “independent voters” who have been sitting on the fence so long, they’ll have to have it surgically removed from their asses.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
- Desperate for votes, Obama turns pandering into treason (constitutionclub.org)
- Obama “bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act.” (althouse.blogspot.com)
- The Left-Handed Tyrant (crockettlives.wordpress.com)
- Obama v. the Constitution(trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)