Immigration Reform by Fiat

by Richard H. Frank

Americans are irate over President Obama and his Administration of incompetents continuing rhetoric about how our “borders are more secure than at any time in recent history.”  They give lip service to the pleas from our southern state Governors for help and spew the latest White House talking points in lieu of taking any definitive action.

Today, August 1, we find none of the 1200 promised national guardsmen have been dispatched to the border as promised by Obama, but we are told they will be arriving over the next two months since they must first be recruited and trained.  What has the Administration been doing for the past 66 days since Obama on May 25th announced the paltry token number of troops to enhance protection of our 1800 mile border with Mexico?

In addition, Senator Grassley has made public the existence of an internal memo emanating from White House staffers purportedly making a legal argument to grant amnesty via Presidential Executive Order or administrative fiat, to circumvent Congress and the Constitution of the United States.  Silence at the White House refuting this allegation is deafening!

Never, in my lifetime, has any administration been so devious in attempting to implement their agenda.  When it comes to taking action in defense of this nation, the Obama Administration should receive a grade of “F.”  Consider more than 90 days to decide on supplementing our troops in Afghanistan, more than 120 days since the announced supplement to the Border Patrol for control of illegal immigration and their continuing refusal to enforce existing immigration law and suing Arizona for passing legislation to supplement their constitutionally mandated duty.  Months pass and they procrastinate while American sovereignty is in jeopardy.  Yet, how long did it take for Obama to sign up for TARP, the Stimulus Plan, Bank and Automotive Industry bailouts and using executive orders to forward his agenda against the Will of the People.

The President and his Administration know they are about to lose their compliant majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Americans have had it up to their eyeballs with the 111th Congress socialist agenda and will give the country “change we can believe in.”

The risk remains with what actions may be taken by a Lame Duck Congress during the remainder of their term.  I fear they will  push their agenda forward and employ every parliamentary trick at their disposal to pass “cap and trade” and immigration reform.  Should they fail, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Obama would attempt to circumvent Congress through executive order or distance himself from the action by using administrative fiat.

Do not become complacent following the November mid-term elections.  Remember, where there is smoke there is often fire.  Let’s hope  Senator Grassley is successful in exposing the source of this smoldering threat to our Constitution.

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