Question by : Why did President Obama use Executive Order to Pass his “Dream Act” i.e. amnesty for illegals? Last week, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order. Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if s/he agrees to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter college.
The Obama administration memo from the John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. Agents now to use”prosecutorial discretion” with regard to enforcing immigration laws. Director Morton says that Obama Administration policy directs border patrol agents not to enforce immigration laws: “When ICE favorably exercises prosecutorial discretion, it essentially decides not to assert the full scope of the enforcement authority available to the agency.” You read that right. According to the Obama administration”favorable”enforcement means NOT enforcing the law! According to one of the first press reports to break this important story, the new Obama policy is cut and dry: “federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. Military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.”
Arizona and the voter ID law
Just recently Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) blocked Arizona from enforcing its voter ID law. Arizona is one if not the biggest portal of illegal immigration in the nation with half a million illegal aliens coming through the state annually. Arizona ‘s Attorney General Tom Horne recently stated that he believed that blocking of the law facilitated massive voter fraud by illegal aliens. “Attorney General Tom Horne accused the Obama administration Tuesday of trying to thwart Arizona’s voter-ID laws in a bid to get more illegal immigrants to the polls – presumably to cast ballots for the president and Democrats. Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency’s argument that Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister.”
First we have amnesty passed by executive order then we have President Obama’s DOJ blocking voter ID in Arizona . What could possibly be the president’s motive? http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_0f8873ac-9157-11e0-b5be-001cc4c002e0.html
I resent UNCLE’s comment “keep smoking the good stuff – I am a retired 70 year old award winning college teacher – female with a great deal on integrity – taught in many universities around the world – sometimes things are said in jest and sometimes just out of stupidity – who knows….
Why do some of you attack conservatives like Charlie just did? Why can’t some of you look at the issue without degrading the speaker. The information that I gave is correct, Charlie. Look it up many places on the web not just the sites that I gave. The liberals for years now have attacked the conservatives – when I taught in Saudi Arabia, my students and local citizens were appalled at the negative things said in the media about Bush – it was so disrespectful. That’s what you are doing now when you attack. Best answer:
Answer by ingsoc1
Because the president cant pass law by executive order
He can ask the DOJ not to enforce it, just like the dea does not enforce federal Marajuna laws in cali etc etc Happens all the time
Trust me you wouldnt want the doj enforcing every law on the books
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