Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Waiving the law goodbye...

The leftist, statist, multicultural crowd must believe we've reached the tipping point, because they are now playing full-court press without even pretending to operate legitimately within the system.  Laws?  Procedures?  Constitution?  What are those?

In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.”
The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.

The administration also claims that relaxing the rule will also “create efficiencies for both the U.S. government and most applicants.” How exactly is not listed in the Federal Register announcement, which gives the public 60 days to comment. That’s only a formality since the DHS has indicated that the change is pretty much a done deal.

This appears to be part of the Obama Administration’s bigger plan to blow off Congress by using its executive powers to grant illegal immigrants backdoor amnesty. The plan has been in the works for years and in 2010 Texas’s largest newspaper published an exposé about a then-secret DHS initiative that systematically cancelled pending deportations.
All these executive end-runs around the clearly expressed will of the people and Congress is the full blooming of the philosophy first articulated about Executive Orders during the Clinton Administration:  "stroke of a pen, law of the land.  Kinda cool."

Yeah... unless you don't believe in handing one person that much power.   Still think we live in a republic responsive to the will of the people?  Then why are we still in Afghanistan?  Why did the lame-duck Democratic Congress pass Obamacare (among other things) in late 2010, knowing the Congress waiting to be seated wouldn't have done so?  Why is it "OK" for judges to legislate from the bench to overrule popular referendums, but not to overturn legislation with no basis in the Constitution?

Either the law rules, or people rule...

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