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Obama Circumvents Immigration Law Again

Well, there he goes again, legislating from the Oval Office.

As everyone knows, the power of the president to write legislation is clearly enunciated in Article VIII of the U.S. Constitution.

Okay, who caught on?

There is no Article VIII of the U.S. Constitution. Thank you for playing.

According to The Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Foundry, the Obama administration is continuing to grant amnesty unilaterally, this time exempting the parents of young children from deportation. The directive was quietly issued the middle of last month.

From the piece:

The Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

This adds a new population of exemptees from the law to those already not being deported because they were brought here illegally by their parents as a child.

It’s just terrible that The Founders made it so inconvenient for smart, compassionate people like Obama and his advisors to do what they know is right.

Having smart people in charge who do whatever they like is also known as tyranny, and it’s led to some pretty bad consequences over the years. But lets try not to think about that. The Obama people know what’s best for us, right?

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34 Responses to Obama Circumvents Immigration Law Again

  1. ” This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.”

    So, they’ll deport the other parent, the one who is not the primary provider? Who’ll care for the kid while the provider is working?

  2. I commented and posted the article here about 2 wks ago. Years ago I worked closely with INS and Border Patrol and the job they had to perform was unbelievable. Now, I can not even think of the flow chart they have to use to try and figure out if the person detained is illegal, anchor, mule, lost tourist from Guatemala, etc. And once you do, 99.9% of the time they will just have to issue a summons and let the illegals walk. At the rate we’re going, why have a border? Oh, I know, maybe to stop tired US citizens from leaving?

    Between this and now UCLA students want to ban forever the words “Illegal Immigrant”. I guess Undocumented Migrants will not please them either. Does BO need more voters??

    • why don’t we just give citizenship and work visas to everyone that comes here including tourists and foreign dignitaries.
      Let’s give Putin citizenship.

  3. The “feel good” instant gratification crowd has made it into the highest offices in the nation. Soon the principled, disciplined hardworking Americans will be overrun. I was raised to obey the laws, vote to change them, or suffer the consequences, well here they come!

    • the next President will then have the right to say, “We don’t need to enforce gun laws or abortion laws or property laws or tax laws.”

      Lawlessness….

  4. Why not have the illegal alien take their child or children with them when being deported? That way their family won’t be split up. They can remain together in their parent’s home country.