Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
- 06-15-2012, 04:41 PM #1
Rep. Steve King to File Lawsuit to Block Obama’s Amnesty for 1 Million Illegals
Rep. Steve King to File Lawsuit to Block Obama’s Amnesty for 1 Million Illegals
By John Hill on June 15, 2012
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced in a radio interview that he is planning to file suit to block Obama from bypassing Congress to implement his amnesty plan for 1 million (and possibly far more) illegal aliens.
King, the vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, and a good friend of SWA, has been a stalwart opponent of illegal immigration and amnesty. King last year introduced the “Birthright Citizenship Act” (H.R. 140) which would adjust Federal immigration and naturalization guidelines to prevent the “anchor babies” of illegal aliens from obtaining American citizenship.
Today, on the Mike Huckabee Show, King said he would sue to stop the new Obama amnesty plan, and that he successfully sued his own state’s governor — and won — over a similar separation-of-powers issue.“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said “I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books.
Huckabee followed up, asking King: “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?” “That is correct,” King replied.
Obama’s order grants virtual amnesty to all illegal aliens who were “under the age of 16″ when “brought here” illegally; who have resided here for 5 years; and who attended college or serve in the military. The media is parroting Administration talking point that this would affect “at most 800,000″ individuals, but House GOP data shows this deals with well over 1 million illegal aliens.
And as we earlier noted, this figure is irrelevant if the criteria of the twice-defeated DREAM Act – which Obama has adapted – would permit new border crossers, those who came here from 17-35 years old, and those presenting phony documents, to apply for amnesty under this order, and would be granted an immediate stay of deportation. This stay could then be extended indefinitely by the DHS Secretary at her own discretion and NOT subject to Congressional approval.
As a result of these ridiculous lax rules, we will likely see an immediate rush to cross the border in order to obtain fraudulent “documents” and get in on the new Obama amnesty.
Indeed, one look at the DREAM Act Facebook page shows you they are already looking across the border…Cynthia Vela Huete : Does anyone know if this will apply or benefit the ones that have been banned and have been in Mexico since banned in Cuidad Juarez??? Thanks
We also salute Rep. King for calling out Marco Rubio for his “DREAM Nightmare” alternative plan which has exposed Rubio as a rather naive and useful tool for Obama in his pimping of this shameless amnesty.
H/T to DailyCaller for the entire King-Huckabee exchange (Audio link here).
Rep. Steve King to File Lawsuit to Block Obama’s Amnesty for 1 Million Illegals | Stand With ArizonaU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 06-15-2012, 04:46 PM #2
It should be noted that Mike Huckabee is one of the strongest proponents and sympathizers of amnesty and illegal aliens in modern American history.U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
- Blog Entries
We need many more like Congressman Steve King in Congress!
WClick here to learn more about William Gheen President of ALIPAC
- 06-15-2012, 11:49 PM #4
Rep. Steve King to sue Obama administration over new immigration policy
June 15, 2012
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said Friday that he plans to sue the Obama administration to halt implementation of its newly announced selective illegal immigration law enforcement policy. He told Mike Huckabee on the former Arkansas governor’s radio program Friday that he successfully sued his own state’s governor — and won — over a similar separation-of-powers issue.
“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said
“I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books. And that individual, by the way, is now the Secretary of Agriculture. I wonder if he’s not counseling the president on his legal proceedings.”
Huckabee followed up, asking King: “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?”
“That is correct,” King replied
The Iowa Republican is vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
On Friday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Obama administration’s plan to selectively enforce illegal immigration law by refusing to deport illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as “young children” — effectively an administrative version of the DREAM Act.
Rep. Steve King to sue Obama admin over deportation change | The Daily CallerWe have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.
- 06-16-2012, 12:55 AM #5
ADDED TO ALIPAC HOMEPAGE News with amended title ..
http://www.alipac.us/content/rep-ste...-illegals-636/U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 06-16-2012, 07:28 AM #6
ALIPAC Calls for Mitt Romney To Respond To Obama's Executive Decree Amnesty
It speaks to the influence of ALIPAC that Mitt Romney responded so quickly to our release challenging him. In fact we simply exploited a glaring weakness in the script of this political theater. Those controlling this show knew the power of the question if anyone had asked it as we did.
The disappointing thing is that it sounds like Mitt Romney is agreeing with Obama and Rubio and that his criticism of Obama is that his executive decree does not last long enough!
WU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 06-17-2012, 01:50 PM #7
NPR Likens Obama's Illegal Immigration Order to Louisiana Purchase; GOP Rep. King 'Immigration Hard-liner'
By Matthew Balan | June 15, 2012 | 18:29
NPR rushed out of the gate on Friday afternoon to defend President Obama's announcement to "lift the shadow of deportation" from young illegal immigrants. Correspondent Frank James spun the policy change as Obama getting to "the stage in his presidency, like so many of his predecessors, where his frustration with congressional inaction has led him to act unilaterally."
James cited several apparent historical precedents, including "President Harry S. Truman's racial integration of the military by executive order," and Thomas Jefferson making the Louisiana Purchase. He also labeled Republican Congressman Steve King an "immigration hard-liner" for his criticism of the President's move.
The correspondent's article, "With DREAM Order, Obama Did What Presidents Do: Act With Congress," appeared on NPR.org not even two hours after Obama's press conference. Three paragraphs in, the journalist gave his "frustration with congressional action" line, and continued with two block quotes from William Howell of the University of Chicago, who explained that "immigration is another one of these policies where Congress is effectively stuck....I think in this sort of policy area, this is going to be the wave of the future. [Presidents are] going to say, these are small incremental moves but they're going to do it on their own."
James quoted from Howell again towards the end of his item, who added that "you would expect Republicans to scream and holler about an abuse of executive authority when the president does this in the same way the Democrats were doing that when Bush was in office. At it's base, this is about partisan politics that assumes the language of concerns about the Constitution. But what's driving people to speak out, really, is just opposition to the policies themselves."
The NPR correspondent then went into his historical examples:
"And some of those policies are the stuff of history books, whether it was Obama's immediate predecessor signing an executive order authorizing warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency following Sept. 11 or, going back decades earlier, President Harry S. Truman's racial integration of the military by executive order. President Abraham Lincoln used his executive power to sign the Emancipation Proclamation while President Thomas Jefferson used his to make the Louisiana Purchase. And there were members of Congress who expressed outrage each and every time."
Earlier in the article, James used his slanted "immigration hard-liner" label about Rep. King, and continued that the Iowa Republican is "consistent in his opposition to federal immigration enforcement changes that lean toward more leniency; he opposed the reform efforts of President George W. Bush in 2006."
The NPR journalist has a record of defending President Obama. In September 2011, James bizarrely likened the Democrat's push to get his "jobs bill" passed to Jesus appointing St. Peter to "feed my sheep." Earlier in 2012, he touted a Planned Parenthood-commissioned poll that found apparent majority support for the Obama administration's abortifacient/contraception mandate.
Read more: NPR Likens Obama's Illegal Immigration Order to Louisiana Purchase; GOP Rep. King 'Immigration Hard-liner' | NewsBusters.org
Liberals Say Public Broadcasting’s $445 Million Federal Subsidy Is ‘Tiny’
May 19, 2012
This, of course, isn’t the first time public broadcasting faced a fight over its federal subsidy. Previous attempts to cut off funding came in the wake of Juan Williams’ firing from NPRand James O’Keefe’s exposé of an NPR executive’s disparaging remarks about conservatives and Tea Party activists. The funding cut was also part of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s YouCut initiative.
The O’Keefe exposé also revealed that NRP’s own senior vice president for fundraising admitted that NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding.” More than a year later, the American people are still on the hook.
Complete story at:
Liberals Say Public Broadcasting's $445 Million Subsidy Is 'Tiny'
- 06-17-2012, 06:59 PM #8
LONE RANGER CHALLENGES OBAMA IMMIGRATION FIAT
'I don't need Congress to defend the Constitution'
AMES, Iowa – Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND that he plans to file a motion in federal court to block the Obama administration from implementing a controversial executive order announced this week excluding many young illegal immigrants from deportation.
The order is aimed at illegals who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 years old and are currently younger than 30. The president says it’s unfair to punish those young people for decisions their parents made and argues those young adults are already contributing to society.
But King says Obama’s move defies the U.S. Constitution by attempting to create new laws via executive order after the DREAM Act, a bill that would have similarly granted benefits to young illegal aliens, failed to pass Congress.
“I don’t need Congress to defend the Constitution,” King said, indicating he was open to others in Congress joining him, but that he planned to proceed, alone if he must.
“Barack Obama’s executive order defies the will of the American people,” he explained. “Congress has considered and refused to pass the DREAM Act.”
King told WND that he has a team of lawyers working through thorny legal problems, including venue – in which
court he should choose to file the action – and standing, the argument that this is a case that allows King to bring legal action in the first place.
“Obama has directly challenged the separation of powers, a principle fundamental to the Constitution,” King said. “If we stand by and allow Obama to succeed, we might as well get out a black pen and start marking out those parts of the Constitution Obama finds offensive to him.”
King noted that Obama’s statute disregards existing federal law that demands illegal immigrants be apprehended and deported, regardless of the age at which they came to the United States or if they have graduated from high school.
He also pointed out Obama’s speech in March last year, when Obama said he did not have the authority to do what he just did
“I intend to file a legal action in the courts as soon as possible,” King stressed, “before Obama has a chance to do even more damage to the Constitution.”
King’s fellow elected official, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also questioned the president’s authority to ignore immigration law and grant a form of soft amnesty to what some news sources have estimated is roughly 800,000 illegal aliens.
In a statement, Grassley said that Obama’s action is “an affront to the process of representative government by circumventing Congress and with a directive he may not have the authority to execute.”
“The president once denied that he had the legal authority to do this, and Congress was assured more than once that the administration would consider individuals for this sort of deferred status on a case-by-case basis only, and that there was no plan to implement a broad-based program,” Grassley said. “It seems the president has put election-year politics above responsible policies.”
Lone ranger challenges Obama immigration fiatU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!