Today, in yet ANOTHER outrageous IMPERIAL move, Obama and his minion, Janet Napolitano, DECREED that, from this point forward, immigration law will reflect that a segment of those, depending on their age, between 16 and 30 years, who have been in the United States for a period of not less than 5 years, with a few other stipulations, who are here ILLEGALLY will NOT be deported and WILL be given work visas.
All one need do is LOOK at the Constitution to see, CLEARLY, this is an affront to our founding document!!
Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
Clause 2: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
Clause 3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Section 2 of Article 2 of the Constitution made the President the Commander in Chief of the Military and gave him the power to make political appointments.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Section 3 of Article 2 of the Constitution mandated that the President report to Congress on the State of the Union.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Contained within the powers given to the President and the Executive Branch, there is NOTHING permitting what Obama and Napolitano did today.
However…Those powers ARE granted to CONGRESS.
Article I, Section. 8.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
Article 1 Section 8 continues with other powers but, for the purpose of this article, the bold type above is the key.
The Constitution never employs the word, “Immigration” however, the Supreme Court provided the power to regulate immigration specifically to CONGRESS (for example, Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong, 426 U.S. 88 )
Therefore…neither the Executive Branch, the President nor Appointed Heads of federal agencies…i.e. the Department of Homeland Security…has the constitutional authority to set or change immigration law!
Remember, CONGRESS did NOT pass the DREAM ACT!!!
Constitutional law professor MY ASS!!!
OBAMA IS A CONSTITUTIONAL ARSONIST!!!!!!!
Bit by bit, article by article, Obama is burning our Constitution. This is not the first time he’s struck a match to it not will it be the last.
This is clear and bald faced political pandering to a particular voting block in an election year.
NOT TO MENTION A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST NEXT WEEK’S ARIZONA SB-1070 RULING FROM THE SUPREME COURT!!!
Members of Congress were NOT informed of this empirical move until moments before it went public this morning but, if you think this wasn’t done in concert with print media, THINK AGAIN.
As proof, I offer this week’s cover of “Time” magazine.
For “Time” timing seems to be everything.
This is also transparent given recent moves by Obama. Just weeks ago, Obama came out in favor of gay marriage and then, the next day, attended a big Hollywood fund raiser in a room chocked FULL of those who, have for YEARS, advocated in favor of gay marriage.
NOW…Obama lets this immigration decree loose EXACTLY 1 WEEK PRIOR TO HIS CAMPAIGN SPEECH TO A GROUP OF HISPANIC LEADERS!!!
How much do you want to bet he gets a standing ovation and brags from the top of his speech about his empirical powers?
As Obama’s corrupt DOJ continues to bring action against any state attempting to install voter ID laws or purge their voter rolls of illegal aliens, here we have Obama’s corrupt DHS providing documentation TO illegal aliens.
And what of those who stood in line, applying for and receiving their work visa in a LEGAL fashion?
This sends a CLEAR message to those who would enter the country by illegal means that THE DOOR IS NOW WIDE OPEN AND THE EMPEROR WILL WELCOME YOU!
Liberals will no doubt, upon that statement, point to the qualifications spelled out in the decree but, in doing so, they completely dismiss the FACT that the market for forged proof of how long they have been here ILLEGALLY and their other “qualifications” is about to ramp up 10 fold.
The number 1 industry in support of illegal immigration is IDENTITY THEFT so, one can see a path here for Obama to claim MORE jobs created. And given testimony over the last couple of days before the House Oversight Committee, because the identities in question are recycled, THEY MEET THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S DEFINITION OF GREEN JOBS!!!
Obama himself told us this was something he COULD NOT DO BY HIMSELF!! On September 28th, 2011 he said THIS at a White House Roundtable Q&A session with Hispanic Journalists:
“This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is not true The fact of the matter is there are laws on the books I have to enforce. And there is a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and comprehensive immigration reform passed by perpetuating the notion that somehow by myself I can just go and do these things.”
That was then…this is now.
The Emperor has spoken.