Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Barack Obama - #3987 - Rep. GOP David Schweikert's Bill Would Block Obama Deportation Policy - The Hill (2) VIDEO: Obama Telling LaRaza He Can't Change Laws on his own (3) Rep. Peter King Launching Immediate Review of Obama's Immigration Executive Order - PJ Media

Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation. Schweikert's bill would specifically prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from allowing that relief, which Obama described on Friday as an option for up to 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally at a young age. Schweikert said his bill would prevent Obama from "dictating" immigration law from the White House. "Last week, the president decided to grant amnesty and hand out work permits to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while over 23 million Americans remain unemployed and the civilian participation rate is at a 30-year low," he said Monday. "This amounts to an abdication of duty to the American people who are struggling in this economy."Instead of working with Congress to secure our border and reform our immigration policy, President Obama sought to circumvent Congress once again." Read more.......


On July 25th Barack Obama told the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"): "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own... The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. But that's not how -- that's not how our system works."

Rep. Peter King Launching Immediate Review of Obama's Immigration Executive Order - PJ Media - The New York Republican is moving swiftly to determine the legality of President Obama’s decision, announced today, to halt deportations of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and grant them work permits. According to a report in the Daily Caller, Rep. King says “The administration is overstepping its authority by weakening immigration laws without congressional approval. I am very concerned about efforts to administratively implement amnesty for countless illegal aliens under the age of 30. It is vital that US borders are secure prior to any consideration of amnesty proposals.” President Obama would have agreed with Rep. King a year ago. Speaking to a group of Latino students, some of whom were illegal aliens and subject to deportation, the president said that taking that the action that he has taken today would have been inappropriate: “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.” The president’s constitutional role has not changed in the intervening year. Only his re-election prospects have changed.

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