Obama Amnesty Edict Would Be Without Precedent & Lawless

Immigration expert Mark Krikorian on Friday penned an excellent rebuttal to the Obama-enablers in the MSM who claim there is precedent and legal basis for the anticipated Obama mass amnesty edict.  Noting that Obama’s first big amnesty edict, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was now two-years old, Krikorian examined it before turning to the prospect of an ever larger amnesty.

“Contrary to the story line put forth by activists, and repeated uncritically by most of the media, the DACA decree was not a matter of simply delaying deportations of illegal aliens judged to be low-priority — the administration did that early on by formally exempting the vast majority of the illegal population from the workings of immigration law through a series of internal memos… that represent a nullification of existing immigration law, but not an affirmative grant of status.”

“DACA, on the other hand, confers work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, documents allowing foreign travel, eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and affirmative-action preferences, and more.  It’s an actual amnesty, “green-card lite,” if you will.”

“For some weeks now, the White House has been leaking that it plans to use this same end run around the Constitution, but this time to amnesty millions, all of whom came as adults and knew perfectly well what they were doing.”

Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/385463/indiscrete-discretion-mark-krikorian

Posted 8/18/14 by Margaret Hull

 

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