Memo to Marco Rubio, John McCain, John Boehner, Paul Ryan and any other fool who believes any immigration “reform” bill will have teeth to secure the border, stop future illegal immigration or rid the country of criminal elements: Barack Obama will ignore any part of any law he does not like. He will not enforce it, he will not follow it, he will not recognize it.
I’m wondering if these Republicans – especially the ones in the Senate – that are helping to push through Amnesty Reform ever read the news? Story after story about how the Obama Administration simply “issues” a new policy about which laws or which parts of laws are to be followed or enforced and which are to be simply ignored. Here’s a new one now, via The Washington Times:
The Obama administration issued a new policy Friday that says immigration agents should try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children. The move adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.
In a nine-page memo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and, if parents are detained, agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings.
So, just like magic, Barack Obama tells immigration enforcement agents to add yet another giant category of illegal immigrants to the long list of people they should not be enforcing the law against. There are two big questions that come to mind: 1) Where exactly in the Constitution is the Executive branch granted the authority to do this; and 2) Where are the Republicans in Congress who are supposed to be a firewall between myself and tyranny?
The answer to the first one is pretty simple – unless they’ve changed it recently, The Constitution is pretty clear about the separation of powers and Congress is in charge of legislation – not the Executive, so the President has absolutely no authority at all to do this. The second answer is that Republicans are busy crafting, promoting and pushing through a “compromise” (you can say that again) immigration bill which would make the first question moot, really. Because once this Amnesty goes through, then who cares? The border is open and let’s everybody come through and party, okay?
But this is nothing new on both accounts. The memo referenced above is merely the latest in a parade of directives issued by Janet Napolitano laying out priorities for who the government will detain and try to deport and who they should “try to avoid.” Of course not everyone disagrees; immigrant-rights groups are praising the President, saying it’s a step toward a less harsh detention policy. No kidding? I’d say ignoring the law is just slightly less harsh than say, enforcing the law, yeah. And you gotta love the name: “The Family Interest Directive” – who could be against that? No one is against the family interest are they? Certainly not Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan, John McCain and other RINO’s who shall go nameless because I’m tired of typing their names. They’re firmly behind the “family interest” and firmly behind keeping wages suppressed, keeping schools over-crowded, keeping welfare costs high, filling ObamaCare exchanges with illegal aliens, expanding future illegal immigration and filling emergency rooms with Democrat voters having babies. Good work, boys.
Oh, but they’re not done…
What happens if other countries, say, south of Mexico get wind of the sweet deal we’re offering? They’re going to want a piece of the ObamaCare, Food Stamp, Medicaid, picnic in the park every weekend deal too, right? They’re going to come screaming over the southern Mexican border to get in on this Amnesty action – and as Margaret Thatcher once said; “eventually, you run out of other people’s money” – so what are you going to do about potentially millions if not billions of people coming up from Central and South America and horning in on Mexico’s good fortune?
I got it: We can’t secure our own border, but I bet you $2 billion we can secure Mexico’s southern border!
That’s right – according to U.S. officials, the Obama administration and the government of Mexico are in talks to create and build a three-tier security system designed to protect Mexico’s southern border from “drug and human traffickers.” This high-tech border control plan not only involves U.S. taxpayer funding, but also ongoing technical support for three security lines along Mexico’s border with Guatemala and Belize…. Wait – Belize?
What – people scuba-diving and playing Black Jack are trying to get in there? Oh, never mind, what’s important is that we’re paying for it through something called the Merida Initiative, an anti-drug trafficking program funded with… wait for it: $2 billion bucks, baby.
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