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Obama Defies Congress

By David J. Smith
September 1, 2012

Ignoring the will of Congress and the American people, Obama announced his unilateral decision to grant amnesty for nearly a million illegal aliens.

In other words, Obama looked Congress and the American people in the eye and essentially said,

I don’t care what the American people want. Since Congress won’t do as I say and grant blanket Amnesty to illegals … since a bipartisan majority has repeatedly rejected the DREAM Act, in dictatorial fashion, I am just going to bypass Congress completely and impose it myself via executive fiat.”

If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them …”

– President Obama

Senator Jeff Session’s (R-AL), the Senate’s chief opponent to the DREAM Act, summed up Obama’s latest Amnesty decrees this way:

With its announcement, the Obama administration has openly declared to the American people that it is determined to contravene the immigration laws of the United States, circumventing the will of the people and authority of its representatives in Congress. In FACT, this policy is far broader than the version of the DREAM Act rejected by Congress on a bipartisan basis and contains almost no enforceable limits and requirements.”

In a statement released by Sessions, he added: “Presidents do not have the luxury of choosing which laws to enforce and which to discard.”

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, called Obama’s Amnesty decree’s a “LAWLESS ACT.”

Congressman Steve King (R-IA), vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, issued this call to arms:

Americans should be outraged that President Obama is planning to usurp the Constitutional authority of the United States Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens.”

Obama Knows His Amnesty Decree Is Illegal

The fact is, President Obama knows his decision to impose Amnesty via executive order is in direct defiance of the Constitution and Rule of Law. In March at a Univision town hall meeting, Obama said:

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just NOT the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed … 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.”

But now Obama has the audacity to ignore our Constitutional system of separation of powers and the very clear congressional demands regarding enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws – strictly for political gain. Congress simply cannot allow itself to be usurped by a president that puts politics over country and bias over the rule of law. We are, after all, a Republic, with three EQUAL branches charged with sharing the responsibility of governing, not a MONARCHY where a single leader is able to defy the will of the people.

The Halt Act, H.R. 2497, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) in the House and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) in the Senate, is short for “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation Act.” Put simply, it would stop cold the Obama Administration’s use of “prosecutorial discretion” to grant Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico do not like it. Can you believe the nerve of these people? It’s almost funny. The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico !

Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona ‘s new employer crackdown on illegal aliens from Mexico . It seems that many Mexican illegal aliens are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off. A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora ware in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona ‘s new ‘Employer Sanctions Law’ will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state. At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora, – Arizona’s southern neighbor – made up of mostly small towns – can not handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money.

The Arizona law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States . Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license. The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government.

‘How can Arizona pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales . ‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona ,’ she said, speaking in Spanish. ‘Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their hometowns in Sonora without jobs,’ she said ‘We are one family, socially and economically,’ she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona .

Wrong! The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico , and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico ‘s citizens. It’s time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs. Every state should pass the same law that Arizona passed, and the law should apply to all nationalities.

1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.

3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.

6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.

7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

8. If foreigners come here and buy land… options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO demonstrations, NO waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, NO bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.

10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you. Too strict? The above laws are current immigration laws of MEXICO!

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