Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – A coalition of seventeen states joined together today to file suit against the Obama administration, arguing that President Obama swept aside the constitutional limits on his power and violated his constitutional obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” when he moved to unilateral dismiss enforcement of the immigration laws against 4 million illegal aliens.
“This lawsuit is not about immigration,” said the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. “It is about the rule of law, presidential power, and the structural limits of the U.S. Constitution.”
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is the governor-elect of Texas, explained the states’ argument.
Perhaps Abbott would like to explain how the President supposed to enforce a law that require the removal of over 11 million undocumented aliens.
He’s got no explanation, and wouldn’t run the political risk of clearly stating what it was if he did.
That old canard about the imposibility of removing 11 (or more) million illegals is getting stale. We don’t have to remove them, they got here themselves, they can remove themselves. Just make it impossible for them to access anything… no jobs, no schools, no free healthcare, and they will remove themselves.
Frankly, since the pResident is violating the law, I see no reason why the states should either… just let each state deport illegals themselves, and when Obama sues, ignore the courts… sauce for the goose.
So why didn’t the Bush administration hop to it and just enforce the law? There were six years when republicans had control of both houses of Congress, in addition to having their man in the White House. Six years during which the number of undocumented aliens grew rapidly.
The hypocrisy on the right since Obama took office is astonishing. It totally ignores any relevant facts. For example, the number of undocumented aliens removed from the United States has been higher during every year of the Obama administration than during any year of the Bush administration. What do people not understand about these numbers?
It appears that facts seldom get in the way of right-wing assertions or the dysthymic right-wing fantasy world. That’s true with regard to everything from Benghazi to the continuously strengthening economic recovery, which has become so obvious that it’s almost an embarrassment to hear republicans denying it.
During those six years we had literally full employment, Greg.
There really were more jobs than workers back then.
Also, if you recall, the Republican Party was quite divided about illegals, with the Chamber of Commerce side winning big time over the tight border side.
Then there is the new definition of ”removed” by Obama that gave him his big numbers.
Bush’s numbers do not reflect people turned away AT THE BORDER.
Obama’s numbers do.
There’s nothing falsified about the Obama administration’s deportation numbers. They aren’t being inflated with a count of people who are simply “turned away at the border.” That bogus claim was started by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who misrepresented the purpose and nature of the Alien Transfer Exit Program. What the program does is deport apprehended illegals hundreds or thousands of miles from their original point of illegal crossing, which has got to be one helluva inconvenience for them if they’re planning on trying it again. They’re not just bouncing off the border and being tallied up as they do so by some border patrol agent holding up a stop sign.
And why would the Obama administration want to falsely inflate their figures in the first place? They’re certainly not going to win over any conservative voters by doing so. The increased levels of deportations are actually costing the administration political points by alienating Hispanics. It’s all been a matter of increased enforcement of immigration laws, plain and simple, and no popularity contests were won by doing it.
Greg, as usual, you are entirely full of leftist lies and bloviation. To wit:
Note, Greg – NONE of these are from anti-amnesty sources. Note that no one who opposes this unconstitutional amnesty action from Obama is against people immigrating LEGALLY to the US. It is the ILLEGAL aspect, with the subsequent cost to the taxpayers for all the welfare, foodstamps, housing, social security, drunken driving without a valid license, etc., that has people with any fiscal awareness up in arms over this act of national suicide.
You can spew all your lies and disinformation propaganda all you wish, but Gruber has crystallized how the collectivists operate with deceit – as the ridiculous claims of Obama being “deporter-in-chief” cl;early are – to lull Americans into ignoring the very real attack on our national sovereignty. The fact that Boehner and the RINOs are trying to avoid defunding Obama’s executive amnesty by aligning with Pelosi et al is not being ignored by Conservatives.
I agree with Jim – deny any and ALL government handouts to illegals, including public schooling for their children – and they will either find a way to apply legally for citizenship, or they will self-deport. It is the same simple concept of the “kind” person who starts putting out cat food on her front porch because she feels sorry for a stray cat she sees on the street. The cat will keep hanging around if she keeps putting out free food, and pretty soon she will have even more stray cats coming around.
If our nation learned anything from the failed (and stupid) amnesty that Reagan signed (after appropriate congressional action, might I add) is that amnesty will NEVER solve the problem. Closing down the border, ending all taxpayer provided welfare and services of any kind to all illegal aliens, ending the deliberate misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to stop the anchor baby phenomenon – those are the steps to ending the illegal alien problem.
BTW, Obama has created NO Executive Amnesty.
He may have written two memos which rejigger how his Executive Branch deals with illegals.
So, before these 17 states sue Obama they had better make sure they know what he’s been doing.
I have yet to see even these two memos in writing.