Constitution Shredded ... but GOP sits mostly silent on reversing amnesty decree
by D.A. King
June 21, 2012 01:36 AM | 1580 views | 30 30 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
D.A. King is an immigration enforcement activist and the president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. When contacted by the Journal on President Barack Obama's recent immigration announcement, King said: “Like most Americans, I have great sympathy for the young people who were brought here as babies illegally. But that’s not what this is about. This is about incrementalism on amnesty. This will be followed by a demand that their parents should be legal.”
D.A. King is an immigration enforcement activist and the president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. When contacted by the Journal on President Barack Obama's recent immigration announcement, King said: “Like most Americans, I have great sympathy for the young people who were brought here as babies illegally. But that’s not what this is about. This is about incrementalism on amnesty. This will be followed by a demand that their parents should be legal.”
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Like most Americans, this writer has a certain amount of sympathy for young people whose parents put them in the “illegal alien” category. But not to the extent that I am willing to silently watch any panicked president run the Constitution of United States through the White House shredder or openly convert the remains of the republic of our founders into a third-world dictatorship because of fading re-election numbers.

Now, let’s be clear: Obama’s recent vote procurement, anti-enforcement decree is not only about whether the United States government will enforce our immigration laws. And despite what the political left and the despicable Obama-enabling liberal media — along with a whimpering collection of mindless, knee-jerk fools who describe themselves as “conservatives” — would have us think, Congress has acted on the DREAM Act amnesty for illegal aliens. The failed legislation is not “in limbo.”

Three times in 11 years the nation’s legislative body has said “No” to the DREAM Act amnesty — including a Congress that was fully controlled by Democrats.

In a frantic search for votes, and not happy with the answer, scepter in hand, Barack Hussein Obama has also acted. Like a third-world dictator.

Since Inauguration Day, the multi-national (and largely corporate funded) illegal alien lobby has been demanding that the president set aside enforcement of any American immigration laws that do not further their amnesty-again agenda.

“Dear Ruler” finally complied last week in a transparent and sickening act of pandering. This, less than a year after he acknowledged that his constitutional duty is to enforce the law — even immigration law. Even for Hispanics. Etch-a-Sketch analogy, anyone?

Americans looking for a better life watch as far too many Republicans — including presidential candidate Mitt Romney — remain mostly silent or inactive. When asked for reaction on the refusal of the president to fulfill his sworn oath of office on immigration enforcement, Georgia’s GOP Gov., Nathan Deal, boldly referred questions to the state’s congressional delegation.

We should all listen carefully to their responses.

Georgia ranks sixth in the nation in the population of illegal aliens and last year Deal quoted reports that illegal immigration is costing the state more than $2 billion annually.

Has anyone seen news reports of the outraged protests and “We the People! …” press releases against the illegal Obama amnesty from a single Tea Party group?

Conservative Iowa Republican congressman Steve King put it just right when he told CNN that “This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the constitution and the rule of law. Americans should be outraged that President Obama is planning to usurp the constitutional authority of the United States Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens,” he said. “There is no ambiguity in Congress about whether the DREAM Act’s amnesty program should be the law of the land. It has been rejected by Congress, and yet President Obama has decided that he will move forward with it anyway.”

Rep. King has promised to bring suit against the president and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy. He needs help.

News for the media: the “one million illegal aliens to be affected” estimate is actually quite low.

As my friend Roy Beck of the Washington D.C.–based, pro-enforcement American worker defense organization NumbersUSA writes on the Fox News website, “And the increase in the labor supply will not be small. Most news reports at first suggested that around 800,000 illegal aliens would benefit from the president’s offer of job permits. But that is a misinterpretation of estimates in 2010 about the effect of the DREAM Act amnesty that the lame duck Senate defeated. There were nearly 2 million illegal aliens who could qualify for the provisional part of the amnesty because they were in high school, in college or had already graduated from college. But only about 800,000 were expected to actually end up as college graduates and qualify for the permanent amnesty.

“Because the new Obama amnesty would not require college graduation, the 800,000 figure is no longer valid. All 2 million would qualify. In addition, the Obama amnesty would not require a person to even go to college, which would add hundreds of thousands more illegal aliens to the beneficiary list.”

Want to see 40-something illegal aliens who escaped capture at the border last week “document” that they are really 29 year-old, victimized graduates of high school in Any Town USA … through a government provided translator? Just watch the “let me show you my papers” fraud coming if this travesty of a mockery of a sham is allowed to move forward. And while Republicans run the U.S. House. And in a presidential election year.

D.A. King is a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration and president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He is not a member of any political party.
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anonymous
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June 26, 2012
@Chuck K, and the Morton Memo was what? Both establish the factors to be considered agency-wide for the application of prosecutorial discretion.

Yes, cabal.
Chuck K
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June 26, 2012
Prosecutorial discretion is the application on a case-by-case basis of considerations of extreme and extenuating circumstances. No one is going to deport, say, a 29-year-old illegal immigrant whose parents had just died in some ghastly accident and who is the sole support for a disabled younger sister and ailing granny. That's what prosecutorial discretion is for. The Napolitano memo is nothing of the sort. It's the unilateral creation of a new category of persons -- a class of 800,000 -- who, regardless of individual circumstance, are hereby exempt from current law so long as they meet certain biographic criteria.

This is not discretion. This is a fundamental rewriting of the law and King is exactly correct. Cabal???

anonymous
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June 25, 2012
SCOTUS just issued a ruling in AZ v. US. 3 of 4 sections are preempted.
anonymous
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June 22, 2012
Oh, and you can take your racist cabal and put them where the sun don't shine.
anonymous
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June 22, 2012
You really need to get a life, King. It's called prosecutorial discretion. Of course, those of limited intellect will certainly fail to see this simple fact.

Gloria Warren
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June 22, 2012
GOP - don't you dare blow a chance to rid us of Obama by backing up on the illegal alien invasion.

I am an independent and will stay home before I vote for Romney if I even smell an amnesty plan from him and his business backers.
mk- thank-you, D.A.
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June 21, 2012
Thank-you D.A., for finding the right words & speaking so eloquently for the masses, that are left speechless, after being punched in the gut by our government.

Just like Michael Savage just said,.."it's over, it's over,.. there's nothing to hope for".

Sad but true, I agree.
Kevin Foley
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June 21, 2012
Just like I called it in my blog last week:

Even as he started speaking, Mr. Romney’s campaign released an outline of his plan, which would include giving green cards to immigrants who earn advanced degrees at American universities; providing a path to legal status for illegal immigrants who serve in the military; and cutting red tape.

“As president, I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service,” Mr. Romney said.

Weathervane Romney, the GOP's Dear Ruler, never disappoints!!!
anonymous
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June 24, 2012
Foley (who ever you are) I have not heard anyone talking about Romney being "ready to RULE" beginning the day he takes office. You may not like it, but your beloved Democrat party candidate's (now president) Obama second hand, Valerie Jarrett, dang sure was talkin' bout "ruling". Ever thought about just not repeating things when you have no idea what they mean?
Dewey G
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June 21, 2012
Obama’s amnesty decree has served a purpose in flushing out those on the right who not only support amnesty but also aren’t fussy about the niceties of constitutional government. Southern Baptist luminary Richard Land, for instance, endorsed the president’s usurpation, saying ““I’m trying to figure out what the problem is.”

The open borders, Libertarian Cato Institute’s Alex Nowrasteh not only endorsed the White House move as a “good first step“, but complained more generally that the Obama administration hasn’t been gutting immigration enforcement fast enough.

Immigration will eventually kill our nation.

mexicancheese
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June 21, 2012
Kevin Foley for Senate!!!
Aunt Gawdy
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June 21, 2012
Great idea! in Mexico!
frogbreath
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June 21, 2012
mexicancheese for ??? Hmmmm?

Wait, I mean after the treatments. Oh?
(Who Are You?)
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June 22, 2012
Cuban Senate would be better for Mr. Foley...

He would be much more at home there.
mobilebay
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June 21, 2012
Romney just announced, before "Latino" leaders, that the "kids" who serve in the military will get the prize. These people will never be Americans in the true sense of the word. The oath of citizenship requires that one give up any loyalty to other nations, and we know that Mexicans and probably others will never do that. I'd like to know if those who are amnestied will continue to send their money home, and will those who don't join the military be deported, or will they continue to reap the benefits handed out by our foolish government? - The same government who wants to cut programs to Americans.

Thanks to D.A. King for being a patriot.
Off Balancethe
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June 21, 2012
D A Thank you for your continuing efforts.
David F
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June 21, 2012
With 20 Million unemployed and Many more Million under employed I just can't understand why? The Net Cost to Georgia alone estimated by Pew Resource group is over 2.5 Billion a year. I know GA could sure use that 2.5 Billion for better thing then subsidizing illegal labor.
Off Balance
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June 21, 2012
@David F-

I can only guess, but I have met so many people, including friends and family who are wracked with guilt over problems of the past, real and imagined, that they feel, somehow, that they are rectifying or, at least, atoning for the wrongs of others.

They cannot let history live as history. They attended school when the Howard Zinn history books were put in place by bleeding heart liberals.

I base this possibility on my personal experiences with friends and , even more sadly, family. One blogger suggested is they want to be or feel like victims.

They all want to be part native American, or something...
Robert Johnson
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June 21, 2012
I love this:

Want to see 40-something illegal aliens who escaped capture at the border last week “document” that they are really 29 year-old, victimized graduates of high school in Any Town USA … through a government provided translator? Just watch the “let me show you my papers” fraud coming if this travesty of a mockery of a sham is allowed to move forward. And while Republicans run the U.S. House. And in a presidential election year.

Note to Kevin Foley, whoever he is, Kevin,this is an example of a brave thinker and writer who actually knows what he is talking about on the facts and...you.

Marie in Marietta
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June 21, 2012
D.A. King is a hero and hit the nail on the head here. Thanks Mr. King. Please keep it up. These things need to be said as our state Republican party is run by timid non-participants.

Note to Phil Gingrey: Speak up now on this, or forever remain silent on illegal immigration. And expect no more contributions. I WILL donate to D.A.'s effort to save us.
Snake Eater
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June 21, 2012
Hooray for King. As usual, he notes that darn law & constitution which Obama ignores. I like it that Foley can't bring himself to admit what King has noted here - that a PROGRESSIVE controlled congress failed to get DREAM amnesty out in 2010 and that nobody doesn't see that this stench is illegal Hispandering and will only expand the already high number of people who don't have to worry about immigration law because of their tribal affiliation.

Great column as always D.A. I like it when you stick it to the cowardly dullards in the GOP. From here in Marietta: I will never vote for Deal again. I am listening to Gingrey - but hear nothing. He's been there too long as well. But what is amazing is that his primary opponents are also silent.
Pat H
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June 21, 2012
Obama's approval rating has gone down since he announced this amnesty since the great majority of taxpayers are against this action as well as the Dream Act. Dick Lugar lost his seat because of his support for the Dreamesty. Are you Republicans paying attention?

Gov. Deal's avoidance is no surprise even though he talked a good game before he was elected. Karen Handel would not have shirked from her core beliefs and the people of Georgia made a colossal mistake for his election by an unbelievable slim margin.

Dr. Price, did I miss your outrage? Please repeat it strongly so we can all hear.

Forget Isakson and Chambliss - they need to be replaced for so many other reasons in addition to this. The Republican Party needs to be getting the primary challengers ready.
Mary Grabar
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June 21, 2012
Liberals love to assert their power under the guise of "compassion." This president does not believe he needs to uphold the Constitution. He has the educators and media aiding and abetting him. Good column as always. Laying it out simply and clearly.
Kevin Foley
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June 21, 2012
As predicted, Mr. King has gone into full howl because the president of the United States used his lawful authority to bypass the Party of No's House of Representatives. Boo-hoo.

There is no constitutional prohibition against the president using his executive power. Bush issued executive orders all the time, most infamously when he sought to "buy" evangelical voters with his stem cell research ban.

Before Obama issued the order in all polls he was already leading Romney by margins with Hispanic and Latino voters, mostly because Romney had boxed himself in during the primaries by pandering to people like Mr. King on immigration.

Mr. King is flummoxed about why the GOP is silent on Obama's executive order. Mitch McConnell said yesterday party leaders are waiting for Romney's immigration announcement before deciding what they should think.

So who's the Dear Ruler?
Devlin Adams
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June 21, 2012
Foley, Foley , Foley, do you really think by endorsing the liberal lies connected with this illegal action that you are going to change anyone's mind? A crime is a crime is a crime. Obama has tried to usurp the power of congress, by doing exatly the same thing he soundly condemned George Bush for.

He will pay.

You are not doing yourself any good backing the hypocrite-in-chief.
Am Vet
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June 21, 2012
Foley,you arrogant dolt, Obama's decree was not an"executive order". You should really stop trying to pretend you have any knowledge and stick to passing on the marxist points you are able to remember.
Kevin Foley
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June 21, 2012
Mr. Adams - WWWWAAAHHH!!! Here's a hanky to dry your tears.
D PERRY
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June 21, 2012
OMG FOLEY, YOU DRANK THE KOOL-AID

Sophia R
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June 21, 2012
Kevin Foley comes across as a smarmy little brat. D. A. King ought to sit Kevin down and teach him how to act like a mature adult.
lsjogren
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June 22, 2012
Foley:

No doubt when Hitler took over dictatorial power, you would have considered that a legitimate exercise of his executive authority.
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