Obama Administration Passes DREAM ACT by Executive Memo

Posted on: June 26, 2011

This was the headline today on the Hot Air web site. As you may know the DREAM ACT gives illegal alien students’ rights as legal citizens. A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week directs ICE agents, attorneys and directors to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” – meaning less likelihood of deportation – for illegal aliens who have been students in the U.S., who have been in the country since childhood or who have served in the American military.

However, you may also remember that Congress did not pass the DREAM ACT or any type of similar language. But hey, the Obama administration doesn’t care about little details like this. The just write an executive memo and transgress the lawmakers – Congress.

Even syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer calls this maneuver a Constitutional breech pointing out that it is Congress’s  responsibility to enact laws.  He said, “This is outright lawlessness on the part of the administration. Whatever the politics of this, we do have a Constitution. And under it, the Legislature, the Congress enacts the laws and the executive executes them. It doesn’t make them up. It is now being enacted by the executive, despite the express will of the Congress. That is lawless. It may not be an explicit executive order; it’s an implicit one.”

Obama has rushed getting trillions for banks, big pharmaceuticals and unions, practically ignoring the topic of immigration reform when the Democrats ran Congress for two years and could have written their own version.  Even Chicago, Rep Luis Gutierrez recently noted “[Obama] has the power to make things better right now without the Congress having to pass any new laws.”

It seems that Obama ignores enforcing the old laws he doesn’t like and writes an Executive Order for the ones he does like.  Once again the Obama administration is going against the will of the people and their representative government.  But isn’t that how this administration “rolls” the last three years. If they don’t like what the Congress is doing – just write an Executive Order and make it happen.


3 Responses to "Obama Administration Passes DREAM ACT by Executive Memo"

This guy should rightly be called the Narcissist in chief. He acts like the messiah and king of kings. He needs to be one term president before he does any other damage to our country.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Linda

Blessings on you and yours

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