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After enacting a virtual amnesty by decree for 300,000 illegals last August, President Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to one million illegal aliens effective immediately.
Just a few days ago, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM’ Act in 2010.
One million aliens now have an immediate reprieve from deportation and will not be subject to deportation for at least two years-which the DHS can, unilaterally, extend this reprieve indefinitely using its own authority, not subject to Congressional approval. And we suspect, Senator Dick Durbin’s DREAM Act, DHS can also provide unlimited reprieves and overrides for any of these illegal aliens, again on its own sole authority.
So President Obama finally produces a jobs program but for illegal aliens as a million illegals will be added to a workforce to compete with American workers already suffering through a record length of recession unemployment.
My question is this: What will Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul do about this travesty? Will our Congressmen sit idly by as our Constitution is shredded before our eyes?