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Hillary will Finish Obama’s Amnesty-by-Fiat Within her First Year

From a piece I have running today on LifeZette:

Hillary Clinton is signaling she will move fast and furiously to force upon the nation President Obama’s drastic and unconstitutional executive actions legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, putting them on a path toward permanent citizenship — and Democrats on the path to a permanent majority.

The signal that Clinton will act by fiat, and quickly, was ironically sent by her vice presidential choice as part of a pledge to abide by constitutional norms and push “comprehensive immigration reform” through Congress.

Here’s the problem with that strategy, a problem Clinton and Kaine are well aware of: It has no chance of succeeding. What will succeed, however are executive actions that will be confirmed by a Supreme Court she will get to appoint, including the replacement for stalwart conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Please read the rest of the piece at LifeZette.

Supreme Court Sinks Obama Immigration Order

The Supreme Court by a 4-4 tie let stand lower courts’ decisions saying President Obama lacked the authority to grant legal status to the parents of so-called “Dreamers,” who were brought to the United States as children. Obama’s order could have given status to as many as five million people who came here illegally. Turns… Continue Reading

Ryan: Obama’s Immigration Reform Dead on the Hill

Well, President Obama can still try to enact amnesty’s unilaterally, but at least the new Speaker won’t be assisting him. House Speaker Ryan said Sunday that he would not push immigration reform while President Obama is still in office, reassuring conservatives concerned with the willingness of both Ryan and Obama to enact amnesty. “It would… Continue Reading

Pope Gives Sustenance to Dems and Mods

Pope Francis injected the papacy directly into U.S. politics on Thursday, cautioning Americans against being “fearful” of foreigners and implicitly questioning the values of those who want to limit immigration. Since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race in June vowing to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, the immigration issue has… Continue Reading

Jeb Gets Edgy at the Border

Jeb Bush arrived on Monday at the Mexican border hoping to reclaim the immigration issue — and the campaign narrative — after two months of domination by fellow GOP presidential contender Donald Trump. The former Florida governor reminded people of his “comprehensive” immigration strategy and showed off his fluency in Spanish. But even as he sought… Continue Reading

Court Refuses to Allow Obama Amnesty to Proceed

A panel of a federal appeals court Tuesday declined to reverse a district court judge’s ruling that blocked President Obama’s plan to grant temporary amnesty for some 5 million illegal immigrants, saying that overriding the ruling could force states to take irreversible actions that would become illegal if the challenge to Obama’s action prevails. According to… Continue Reading

Judge to DOJ: “Like an Idiot,” I believed you

What? The Obama administration lie? I’m sorry – misstate the truth? Judge Andrew Hanen, who blocked President Obama executive amnesty order, waited until mid-February to do so because he was assured by Justice Department attorneys that they wouldn’t be doing any amnesties until then. Oops. According to National Review: Early this month the government’s attorneys… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Immigration Order

For today, at least, we return to being a nation of laws. A federal judge in Texas Monday issued an injunction that would temporarily block President Obama’s unilateral immigration amnesty. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville indicated that Obama had acted unconstitutionally by circumventing Congress, saying that no law permits illegal immigrants to stay. Actually,… Continue Reading

Federal Judge: Obama Immigration Order Unconstitutional

In the first court opinion on the issue, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that President Obama’s immigration actions are an unconstitutional abuse of presidential power. U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote the opinion in relation to a criminal case he was reviewing. It appears to me he was looking… Continue Reading

Levin’s Epic Rant Rips the Republican RINO Establishment

Radio talk show host Mark Levin went on an epic tear last night, searing a verbal gash into the deserving folks who lead the Republican Party. You can listen to Levin’s criticism here. It comes at the beginning of the December 15th show. Levin says he is “an inch away” from leaving the Republicans. I don’t think… Continue Reading

Cruz Puts GOP Leaders on Notice

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, put Republican leaders on notice Friday that he intends to hold them to their word that they will seek to scuttle President Obama’s executive amnesty next year, forcing the Senate into an unwelcome Saturday workday and a symbolic vote related to the amnesty. Senators thought they had a deal to finish… Continue Reading