Help Save Maryland – Keep the Faith!
Despite the lawless amnesty announced by the President last month, there are still reason to be hopeful things will turn around. Many states are headed to federal court to stop the executive order amnesty. The U.S. Senate turns Republican in January with numerous new anti-illegal immigration faces replacing some open border types. And the budget process has only funded the Department of Homeland Security through February. So expect fireworks.
Finally, a federal judge ruled yesterday that many of the President’s actions on amnesty are unconstitutional!
“Judge rules amnesty violates the Constitution” Washington Times, Stephen Dinan
“Welcome to lawless Obama’s America, hombres!”
By Charles Hurt – – Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Just when President Obama thought it was safe to show his face in an American courtroom again, in walks John Wayne in a black robe to deliver one of the greatest legal beatdowns ever suffered by a sitting president.
Except for all the other beatings President Obama has already endured in federal court and from Supreme Court justices, including the ones he himself picked. And this guy still sells himself as some kind of constitutional law expert?
Already, the Supreme Court has ruled against Mr. Obama some 13 times. And that’s just counting the instances where the Supreme Court ruled UNANIMOUSLY that Mr. Obama had overstepped his authority, misread the law, misunderstood basic constitutional concepts or was otherwise out of order.
And this guy went to Harvard Law School? Harvard should strip him of his degree. Or maybe recall him for further remedial instruction on how the whole constitution works.
You know you are way out of your depth when “Saturday Night Live” actually manages to be funny — all because the cast mocks how badly you have perverted the elementary Schoolhouse Rock cartoon “How a bill becomes a law.”
Yes, Mr. President, people are laughing at you right now. Their tears have run dry.
You have taken the presidency and made a mockery of this nation’s cherished system of checks and balances. You have shredded the constitution and used it for compost in your wife’s silly urban garden. You have taken this nation of laws and turned it into a nation of political whims.
The defining moment of America’s birth was when Gen. George Washington surrendered his sword to accept the presidency. Her death will come only if a sitting president decides to do the reverse and reach back for the sword.
It sounds dramatic, but that is what happens when you respond to crushing electoral losses by simply discarding immigration laws that have been legally and constitutionally passed.
That is what happens when you simply dissolve Congress’s authority to act in a particular area because you want absolute authority all to yourself in that area. You want absolute authority to legalize millions of illegal aliens you view as indentured voters who will one day ensure that your party will rule in perpetuity. Your dream is to crush a minority GOP into oblivion.
Luckily for America, Federal District Judge Arthur Schwab does not share the president’s disdain for the law. So he set out to decide how current, constitutionally passed laws — along with Mr. Obama’s new executive action amnesty — apply to a man who stands before him facing deportation.
He asked administration lawyers to explain how executive amnesty can apply to certain millions of illegals, but not to Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, an illegal who works for the landscaping business owned by his brother, a U.S. citizen.
More like “family,” not “felon,” noted Judge Schwab, ripping off the president’s own silly explanation for granting amnesty to millions of illegals. Never mind that all his amnesty promises have done more to rip apart families than unite them.
Judge Schwab threw in the president’s face his very own words, explaining over and over again that as chief of the executive branch he simply did not have the authority to grant this amnesty.
“America is a nation of laws,” the president once said, apparently in jest. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books.” This was, of course, before Mr. Obama’s party suffered a thrashing at the polls last month and in return the president trashed the Constitution.
“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional,” Judge Schwab declared in his Memorandum Opinion.
One of the most cynical and deceitful aspects to all of this is where the president’s lawyers argue to Judge Schwab that in fact the president did not grant amnesty through executive action. No new or special rights were granted to the illegal aliens Mr. Obama now says are free to stay in the USA. No, his lawyers argued, those granted amnesty could still be deported “at any time.”
It is yet another example of the president tricking people with promises he fully knows cannot be kept.
Come out of the shadows, he told them. You will be safe. Trust me.
Welcome to the new America, hombres!
- Charles Hurt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Twitter at @charleshurt.com.
The “Prostitution” Continues at CASA of Maryland – Help An Illegal For the Holidays Oh Right!
Here is the text of a recent CASA e-mail sent to potential donors. The anti-citizens at CASA even have the paperwork ready so if you donate $500 you can write half off your Maryland taxes.
Help brighten the holiday season for immigrant families!
CASA needs your help to keep families like Nathaly’s together. Dear (STUPID MARYLAND GRINGO) What’s the one thing most important to you at the holidays? Of course, your answer is family. That’s why Nathaly Uribe is so overjoyed this holiday season. She knows her family can stay together. A few months ago, that was not a certainty at all. Although Nathaly’s sister was a U.S. citizen, and Nathaly herself gained legal status a few years ago, her parents remained undocumented and faced the possibility of deportation and permanent separation from their children each day. The Uribe family was unbelievably relieved when President Obama granted families like theirs the chance stay together and to obtain temporary legal status. But the Uribes and tens of thousands of other families in our region will now need CASA’s help with a complex application process— one that could otherwise cost them thousands of dollars with a private lawyer. At CASA, they will receive one-on-one assistance through every step of their application — to ensure that the family can remain in the U.S. together. But we can’t do it alone. Can you make a donation this holiday season to keep families like the Uribes united? We are asking for your generosity today so that, together, we can keep parents together with their children and continue to improve the lives of immigrant men and women—with services like job training, English classes, and health screenings. Any donation, whether $25, $250, or $2,500 is so valuable to this work. Click HERE to make a secure online donation today, or mail your donation to: CASA de Maryland, c/o Development Department, 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20783. Thank you for standing with families like Nathaly’s this holiday season. Gustavo Torres P.S. If you can make a very generous gift of $500 or more to CASA, and you pay taxes in Maryland, you can receive HALF of your donation back as a state tax credit! Simply note “Tax Credit” in the message field when you donate, and we will get you all the information you need! Our mailing address is:CASA de Maryland8151 15th AveLangley Park, MD 20783USA
COME JANUARY 2015, LARRY HOGAN BECOMES GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND. ELIMINATING ALL STATE FUNDING FOR CASA OF MARYLAND SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR THE HOGAN TEAM AND ALL MARYLAND CITIZENS.
EVERY ILLEGAL ALIEN WE GET TO LEAVE THE STATE MEANS ONE LESS ILLEGAL ALIEN ABUSING OUR JOBS, STATE AND LOCAL TAX DOLLARS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
LET’S MAKE GUSTAVO TORRES GET A REAL JOB IN 2015. NO MORE TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES FOR CASA OF MARYLAND. LEARN ENGLISH, GET SOME JOB TRAINING, EARN A LIVING AND ASSIMILATE LIKE REAL IMMIGRANTS WHO ACTUALLY WANT TO BE AMERICANS.
“For Obama, Inconvenient Law is Irrelevant Law” Victor Davis Hanson
The president dismantles immigration law that he finds incompatible with his own larger agenda.
There is a humane, transparent, truthful — and constitutional — way to address illegal immigration. Unfortunately, President Obama’s unilateral plan to exempt millions of residents from federal immigration law is none of those things.
Obama said he had to move now because of a dawdling Congress. He forgot to mention that there were Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 and 2010, yet he did nothing, in fear of punishment at the polls.
Nor did Obama push amnesty in 2011 or 2012, afraid of hurting his own re-election chances.
Worries over sabotaging Democratic chances in the 2014 midterms explain his inaction from 2012 until now. He certainly wouldn’t have waited until 2015 to act, because Republicans will then control Congress.
Given that he has no more elections and can claim no lasting achievements, Obama now sees amnesty as his last desperate chance at establishing some sort of legacy.
Obama cited empathy for undocumented immigrants. But he expressed no such worry about the hundreds of thousands of applicants who wait for years in line rather than simply illegally cross the border.
Any would-be immigrant would have been far wiser to have broken rather than abided by federal laws. Citizens who knowingly offer false information on federal affidavits or provide false Social Security numbers would not receive the sort of amnesties likely to be given to undocumented immigrants.
Obama has downplayed Americans’ worries about social costs and competition for jobs, but studies show illegal immigration has depressed the wages of entry-level American workers while making social services costly for states and burdensome for U.S. citizens.
Obama says he has the legal authority to rewrite immigration law without working with Congress. Yet on more than twenty occasions when it was politically inexpedient to grant amnesties, Obama insisted that he would not — or that such a move was prohibited by the Constitution.
Obama not long ago warned us about the dangers of granting amnesties by fiat. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States,” he said. On another occasion, he lamented, “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. . . . But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”
By setting aside settled immigration policy and ignoring statutes he finds inconvenient, Obama has set a new precedent that a president can arbitrarily declare what is valid and what is not valid immigration law. Should his successors make up their own versions of any federal statutes they choose, in areas ranging from abortion and gun control to drug enforcement and environmental protection?
Obama claims he has the legal authority to grant amnesty because Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush did it. But again, Obama predictably misleads. Both of those presidents worked with Congress to ensure that new immigration legislation would not split apart families. The amnesties they granted were in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and had only a fraction of the impact that Obama’s executive order would have.
More importantly, even those congressionally sanctioned and narrow amnesties were largely seen as failures. Past non-enforcement of immigration law helped lead to the explosion in illegal immigration of recent years.
Obama says Congress is stalling. But his characterization of congressional inaction simply means that the Congress does not wish to pass Obama’s version of immigration reform. In 2015, if the Republican Congress submits an immigration bill to Obama, he will likely veto it. Would he then term his own opposition “obstructionism”?
Obama has claimed that under his administration, deportations have increased. That, too, is untrue.
The fraudulent statistics used to make this claim redefine how deportation is measured — in much the same manner that other federal statistics like unemployment rates and GDP growth were recalibrated for partisan purposes. Under Obama, Mexican citizens who are apprehended after crossing the border and returned to Mexico are classified as having been deported.
Obama carefully omitted key details about qualifications for amnesty. He cited a criminal background check, but does that mean immigrants convicted of crimes such as driving under the influence or other serious misdemeanors will be deported? What about filing false federal affidavits or Social Security numbers — crimes that are usually felonies?
The president suggested that all undocumented immigrants are here to work. Most are. But recent statistics still suggest that almost 40 percent of undocumented immigrants rely on some sort of state or federal welfare assistance.
Obama will immediately reward millions of undocumented immigrants with exemption from immigration law. But does that mean those who do not qualify — those who committed felonies or serious misdemeanors, who have no sustained record of work, or who have been in the United States for only a year or two — will now face deportation that is as rapidly applied as amnesty?
Because Obama has serially misled the American people on key issues such as Obamacare, the Benghazi attacks, and his own prior constitutional inability to grant amnesty, there is no reason to believe him on the details of his new immigration move. Assume instead that Obama sees his executive order simply as a first step in a continual unilateral effort to dismantle immigration law that he finds incompatible with his own larger agenda.
For Obama, federal law is inconvenient — and therefore irrelevant.
Brad Botwin, Director
Help Save Maryland.org
PO Box 5742
Rockville, MD 20855