Senators Challenge Obama on Rumors of Mass Amnesty By Executive Order

UPDATE: Review of Judge Bolton’s Decision begins here: The Immigration Debate: The Arizona Law – Judge Bolton’s Decision (Part 1) 

Senators Challenge Obama on Rumors of Amnesty through Executive Order

Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation’s 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.

The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are typically used in special cases and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but if 60 votes can’t be secured in the Senate to pass a mass Amnesty, the Administration may attempt to use the discretionary actions as an alternative.

Here is the text of the letter signed by Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.).

Dear President Obama:

We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.

While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.

The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.

We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.

(PDF of letter here: http://grassley.senate.gov/news/upload/Immigration-06-21-10-Obama-signed-letter-circumvent-Congress-for-amnesty-doc.pdf )

This From Senator Grassley’s Official Web Site:

Senators Question Possible Administration Plans to Defer Action on Millions of Illegal Aliens
WASHINGTON – Several U.S. senators today questioned possible plans by the administration to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal immigrants in the United States.  Senator Chuck Grassley was joined by Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jim Bunning of Ky., Saxby Chambliss of Ga., Jim Inhofe of Okla., Johnny Isakson of Ga., Thad Cochran of Miss., and David Vitter of La.
“There’s a lot we can agree on when it comes to dealing with the immigration problems in the United States, but this appears to be amnesty in disguise, and is simply an attempt to circumvent Congress,” Grassley said. 

A Presidential or “Executive” Order granting a mass “amnesty” to the illegals would be unconstitutional. Congress would have recourse through the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court to have such an “Order” set aside, just as the citizens of the Gulf had Obama’s Oil Drilling Moratorium set aside.

Read my posts concerning the Obama Administration’s disdain for our Constitution at the seperation of powers that it mandates.

Obama & amnesty here:  https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/fathers-day-reflections-our-childrens-future-in-america-republic-or-imperial-presidency/                                                                                                                                                              

Obama’s Oil Drilling Moratorium: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/secretary-of-interior-threatens-new-drilling-moratorium-obama-administration-ignores-constitutional-process/

One Response

  1. If Barry Soetoro grants legal status as American citizens to all illegals, the Republicans may as not offer their best candidate, because Obama will have bought how many million votes.

    Coke heads, murders, thieves, pedophile, rapists and home invisions persons from South America will become your new neighbors.

    Are you enjoying the CHANGE yet?

    I know the American citizens in southern New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and California feel threatened every night when they try to sleep.

    Liberal Socialists in D.C. can afford personal protection for their families, but to heck with your children.

    Vote out all Democrats who are Socialists and who are politically correct toward Muslim ‘secret cells’ invading our beloved USA.

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