Barack Obama announces new immigration laws granting illegals de facto amnesty
Note: This is an article from August of 2011, for my post on Barack Obama’s announcement on June 15th, 2012 please go here.
During a speech to La Raza on July 25th Barack Obama admitted that “the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting,” and yesterday the temptation proved too strong for him to ignore any longer because he announced that his regime ease up on its enforcement of immigration laws.
According to the new laws illegal immigrants will no longer face a deportation hearing simply because they were arrested for being in the United States illegally unless they have committed an additional crime. So instead of deporting illegal immigrants before they have a chance to commit a crime against an American citizen the regime will wait until an American citizen has been victimized by an illegal alien before starting deportation hearings. In other words the Obama regime feels as if it is more important to protect an illegal alien from deportation than protecting American citizens from a potential crime perpetrated by an illegal alien.
In all reality this is not a new policy because it has been in effect for awhile now because, as I wrote about in this post almost a year ago to this very date, the Department of Homeland Security has already been granting de facto amnesty by refusing to prosecute illegal aliens and deport them unless they have committed an additional crime.
But Barack Obama has been feeling the heat from immigration groups who feel as if the president hasn’t done enough to grant illegal aliens amnesty because this DHS program has slipped under the radar screen; so Barack Obama made a calculated political gamble and decided it was more politically expedient for him to admit to the American people that his regime is granting de facto amnesty, so he finally came clean on his regime’s true policies hoping that this would smooth things over with the groups who told them they wouldn’t support him unless he made a move on immigration reform.
Barack Obama and the Department of Justice are sworn to protect and defend the laws of the United States–even the laws with which they might not agree–but the DOJ is already selectively defending the laws of the nation. The Obama regime has already admitted that it would no longer defend DOMA and now comes word that the Obama regime will not actively enforce immigration laws. If any president does not agree with the laws of the land the proper procedure would be for the president to go to the Congress and ask them to pass a law that he could support and defend. But the Congress has not been able to grant Barack Obama his amnesty wish so he has taken it upon himself to ignore the law, and selectively enforce immigration policy.
Arizona grew frustrated with the federal government’s unwillingness to enforce immigration law so that state passed a law which was virtually the same as federal immigration law. And for their efforts they were greeted with a lawsuit from the federal government because it has been well established that it is within the jurisdiction of the federal government to enforce immigration law. And now Arizona’s concerns have been justified as the federal government has decided not to enforce the immigration laws even though the DOJ is responsible for enforcing these laws.
The Obama regime did not like the laws so instead of waiting for the Congress to change the laws the president has decided to change the laws on his own.
As unemployment rises on a daily basis, and as more and more Americans are looking for work every week, Barack Obama has decided that it was more important to let illegal aliens take jobs away from Americans who would otherwise take these jobs if they were available than to open up these job positions by sending illegal aliens home. If you are an American citizen and you are waiting for Barack Obama to come up with a job plan for you…..well, you are going to have to wait until after Labor Day because Barack Obama doesn’t think you are as important as gaining the Hispanic vote.