November 15, 2014 AD
Standing Guard on #ObamaWatch
Spanish-language news service Univision Noticias breathlessly asks “El presidente Barack Obama anunciará pronto una #AcciónEjecutiva para ayudar a millones de indocumentados pero no sabemos a cuántos beneficiará ni cuándo lo hará.”
Translation: “President Barack Obama will soon announce an #ExecutiveAction to help millions of undocumented immigrants, but we don’t know how many will benefit or when it will happen.”
By What Authority This #AcciónEjecutiva?
Article II, Section 1 says, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Executive power means the President of the United States of America has “the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect.”
Article I, Section 1 says, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” ‘All’ is another adjective that means, “the whole or full amount of or number of“.
Summarizing, the Constitution clearly states the Congress creates ALL law. The president is duty bound to execute laws created by Congress. No president has constitutional authority to create law out of thin air, not even when he styles his unconstitutional laws as ‘executive action’.
Immigration and Nationality Act – the Law Created by the Congress
The Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, was created in 1952. Before the INA, a variety of statutes governed immigration law but were not organized in one location. The McCarran-Walter bill of 1952, Public Law No. 82-414, collected and codified many existing provisions and reorganized the structure of immigration law. The Act has been amended many times over the years, but is still the basic body of immigration law. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The INA was a creation of a bipartisan 82nd Congress. Republicans held majority in the Senate, Democrats in the House. Speaker Sam Rayburn was a prominent Texas Democrat.
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
Public Law 99-603 (Act of 11/6/86), which was passed in order to control and deter illegal immigration to the United States. Its major provisions stipulate legalization of undocumented aliens who had been continuously unlawfully present since 1982, legalization of certain agricultural workers, sanctions for employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, and increased enforcement at U.S. borders. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
In 1986, when the IRCA was made law, it was Republican President Ronald Reagan who signed and executed this law. The 99th Congress consisted of a Republican controlled Senate and a Democrat controlled House. IRCA was passed by a bipartisan Congress and signed by a Republican president.
A Pen and a Telephone – Tyranny At Work
If by now it’s not obvious this sitting president is an outlaw, then this truth will never penetrate your reality. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure … that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And, I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”
Are reforms to the INA in order? Most assuredly and it is the role of Congress to reform, amend, this law. Immigration is not “broken”. We have lawful processes for immigrants to enter for a variety of reasons: work, study, medical care, diplomatic mission or citizenship. From time to time, adjustments are necessary to better serve the common good. Dictator Obama’s pen and phone routine cannot serve the common good for several reasons, chiefly his threatened action would be UNLAWFUL and worthy of impeachment. Creation of and changes to laws is the purview of elected representatives in Congress.
Communicate with your three lawmakers to tell them to oppose Obama’s unconstitutional behavior.
2014 election victories for Republicans across the nation were clarion calls to reverse tyrannical actions by this sitting president and a democrat senate majority. Despite this very clear statement by fed up voters, American citizens, Barack Hussein Obama intends to defy the Constitution and implement his dictatorial will over the objections of our citizens.
Between now and January 4, 2015, we are a nation at great risk as this leftist president forges his personal agenda on our nation.
God, save America.