Nov 22

Buchanan: Obama, Rogue President

Pat Buchanan writes on Thursday:

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

Our rogue president has crossed an historic line, and so has the republic.

We have taken a monumental step away from republicanism toward Caesarism.

Source:  http://buchanan.org/blog/rogue-president-7159

Posted 11/22/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Nov 21

Sessions: Americans Must Stop ‘Imperial Decree’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has called on Americans to resist President Obama’s “imperial decree” of amnesty for illegal aliens. “That task,” said Sessions, “begins with Congress refusing to allow a dime of money to be spent on executing this unlawful amnesty. . . . Americans must ask their representatives this one question: do you serve the citizens of this country and their Constitution–or not?”

Read more at usatoday.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/sessions-americans-must-stop-imperial-decree/

Nov 21

‘Prosecutorial Discretion’ No Basis for Obama’s Lawless Amnesty

Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, explains in an article posted Wednesday the criminal-law doctrine of prosecutorial discretion and how Obama is attempting to pervert the doctrine to create a legal basis for his amnesty edict.

Read it here: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393094/no-prosecutorial-discretion-does-not-justify-obamas-lawless-amnesty-andrew-c-mccarthy

Posted 11/21/14 by Margaret Hull

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Nov 20

Once Again, USA Today Hypes Mass Immigration

Take a good look at the scope and breadth of the ethnic and racial diversity in Northern Virginia, where students from up to 200 countries populate local schools. Your community–and your schools–will look a lot like this within the next three decades. . . . multi-ethnic families are boosting the regional economy by buying homes, opening businesses and shopping locally. They bring a richness of language, tradition, and food. – USA Today 11/10/14 by Marisol Bello and Paul Overberg

Fact Check: Once again USA Today plays cheerleader for mass immigration and “diversity,” seemingly without any suggestion that either could ever be excessive. The article does indicate that the changes in Northern Virginia have caused some stress, but the whole tenor of the piece is that these are mere road bumps as we travel to a glorious future of multi-cultural bliss.

One might doubt, however, that the diversity of 200 countries is a good idea if the goal is keeping the United States united. Just how much diversity can a country have before our powers of assimilation are overwhelmed? And if mass immigration continues without let-up is there any hope at all that the Melting Pot won’t melt down?

Despite the “diversity is our strength” propaganda common sense plainly reveals that diversity past a certain point brings divisiveness and social breakdown. And significant research by Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam reveals it as well. Although an advocate of diversity, he found in the course of his studies that the American cities with the most diversity are the ones with the lowest civic and community ties among their residents.

Putnam felt so bad about his findings that he withheld them for a period of time. He still maintains his simple faith that diversity will work out in the end, somehow some way. Most realistic people have difficulty sharing that faith.

The USA Today article trumpets the immigration boosting cliché that immigration enriches us economically. Interestingly, America made her greatest economic gains from about 1920 to 1965, a period of immigration restriction. Since 1965, the year when our current massive wave of immigration began, our economy has declined significantly so far as it benefits ordinary Americans.

As for the claim that immigration enriches us with foreign traditions, we might inquire as to which ones. The traditions of many foreign countries promote poverty and oppressive government, which is precisely why their people come here. And given their numbers, let us consider once again, it is likely that assimilation will fail and that they will retain those traditions—much to the loss of our American traditions.

USA Today’s cheerleading is not something that thinking Americans should take seriously. It simply serves up propaganda for the vested interests that reap profits and political power from massive unending immigration.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/once-again-usa-today-hypes-mass-immigration/

Nov 20

Obama Amnesty Edict Unconstitutional – and Unprecedented

Attempting to help pre-sell the unilateral amnesty plan to be announced tonight by President Obama, the Associated Press, leftist politicians Nancy Pelosi and Luis Gutierrez, and other supporters of Obama are falsely claiming that Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush issued the same kind of amnesty executive orders. This misinformation is also a tactic to divert attention from Obama’s unconstitutional action and its disastrous future consequences, making GOP opposition look partisan and hypocritical. The hope is that the general public will think the amnesty edict controversy is just another petty political squabble.

Two legal scholars at the Heritage Foundation, Hans von Spakovsky and John G. Malcolm, on Wednesday set the record straight, explaining that Reagan and Bush made executive corrections in keeping with the intent of the 1986 amnesty law passed by Congress, while Obama plans to grant a mass amnesty when Congress has refused to pass such a law.

“In short, while Reagan and Bush worked closely with Congress to implement the comprehensive legislation that Congress had passed (in the case of Reagan) or would pass shortly thereafter (in the case of Bush), Obama is bypassing Congress entirely. He is unconstitutionally revising existing law and, without congressional approval, imposing new ones that have been explicitly rejected by Congress time and time again, thereby setting himself up as a kingmaker (or king) on immigration policy.

By doing so, the president is establishing a dangerous precedent that violates fundamental principles of separation of powers that serve as a bulwark to protect our liberties and that establish a government of laws and not of men.”

Source:  http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/19/obamas-unilateral-amnesty-really-will-unprecedented-unconstitutional/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokvarOZKXonjHpfsX54u0lWKW3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4CRcBkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFQrLBMa1ozrgOWxU%3D

Posted 11/20/14 by Margaret Hull

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Nov 20

Obama Deports American Jobs

Daniel Greenfield posts a must-read column today at FrontPageMag.com putting Obama’s amnesty edict in context of economic and political reality. Some excerpts: 

Obama’s excuse for his illegal amnesty will be that the immigration system is “broken” forcing him to act. But when Obama says that the system is broken, he means that some parts of it still work and so he intends to break immigration all the way through to benefit his own corrupt political allies.

According to Obama our immigration system is broken because it doesn’t allow illegal aliens…to take American jobs. That’s not a broken system, that’s what the system is supposed to do. When illegal aliens aren’t allowed to legally take American jobs, that’s how you know the immigration system is working.

The immigration system is broken because it was reformed so many times that it makes as much sense as an outhouse on a space shuttle. Its main function now is to bring millions of people without jobs to a country where millions are out of work. Obama wants to fix that by adding millions more people.

Some Republicans would like to modify it to help Mark Zuckerberg bring cheaper third world programmers and engineers to replace the Americans over at Facebook. Why settle for just wiping out the working class, when you can also take out chunks of the middle class?

The Obama economy has created mostly low wage jobs. Those jobs continue to be filled by immigrants. There still aren’t enough jobs so Obama is proposing to create even less jobs by adding more immigrants…  There is something broken here, but it’s not so much immigration as Obama and his party.

But the Democratic Party would rather have a voter than a worker.

Read it all at:  http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/obama-deports-american-jobs/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5ef866667a-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-5ef866667a-156533637

Posted 11/20/14 by Andrew Lewis

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Nov 19

Jackson-Lee: Opposition to Amnesty Edict Is “Selfish’

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)  said she was “excited about the courage of this president,” referring to President Obama’s proposed edict to grant amnesty to as many as five million illegal aliens. “Let us not be a selfish nation,” she added, by opposing this plan.

Read more at breitbart.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/jackson-lee-opposition-to-amnesty-edict-is-selfish/

Nov 18

Obama Once Was Concerned about U.S. Workers

President Obama once expressed concern about the negative impact of mass immigration on American workers. In his autobiography The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, published in 2006, he stated, “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century. If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole . . . it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/obama-once-thought-about-u-s-workers/

Nov 17

King: Amnesty Edict Is ‘Height of Arrogance’

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called President Obama’s proposed amnesty edict the ‘height of arrogance” because it ignores the constitutional separation of powers. Said King, “The fact is he’s not the one who decides what the law is going to be. It’s a combination of the Congress passing the law and the president signing it. If he doesn’t want to sign it, then he vetoes and we start over again. He doesn’t have the right to say he’s going to issue an executive decree unless we pass a law that he wants.

Read more at newsmax.com.

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Nov 17

Is Impeachment the Only Remedy for Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Edict?

Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy recently penned another thoughtful article on Obama’s unconstitutional actions and possible remedies. While defunding an unlawful amnesty program may be a partial and appropriate congressional response, McCarthy argues that impeachment – no matter how difficult or unpopular – is the only remedy provided by the Constitution. 

The article merits careful consideration:  http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/392541/amnesty-and-impeachment-contd-andrew-c-mccarthy

See also his article on Obama’s possible use of the presidential pardon power to grant mass amnesty:  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392345/amnesty-and-impeachment-andrew-c-mccarthy

Posted 11/17/14 by Margaret Hull

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