Immigration Dispute Has Constitutional Undertones

Differences between the administrations of Barack Obama and George W. Bush on economic policies are profound.  However, when it comes to ignoring constitutional provisions mandating separation of powers, the two presidents are more alike than distinct.  This phenomenon can be seen clearly in the latest maneuver by President Obama to implement a more lenient immigration policy; one in direct violation of current federal deportation law.  

Dealing with illegal immigration always has been a thorny problem for presidents and members of Congress.  Republicans generally favor a more restrictive policy; their Democratic counterparts a more lenient approach.  This ideological gulf has stymied immigration reform legislation for years. 

Facing a difficult reelection climate, and frustrated by the inability of his party to move immigration reform legislation through the Congress, Obama has decided to simply ignore existing federal law requiring deportation of illegal aliens in custody.  He has decreed that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who would otherwise be subject to mandatory deportation, will be permitted to stay in the United States; including many illegals currently enrolled in schools. 

Critics of this new policy call it what it is really is – backdoor amnesty. 

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, notes that what President Obama has done is implement a major component of his agenda – and one that may very well boost his support among Latino voters — through executive fiat.  Spakovsky wrote in a recent Heritage blog, “[i]t is no coincidence that the factors that DHS [Department of Homeland Security] says it will now consider are the very same provisions that were in the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM Act that was proposed by Senator Dick Durbin.”  That legislation was supported heavily by Obama, but opposed by House Republicans. 

While supporters of the administration’s policy may defend the action as limited, The New York Times notes the DREAM Act would pave the way for as many as two million illegal immigrants to obtain “legal status” – or amnesty – from the federal government. 

This new policy confirms what many critics have long-feared; namely the president’s lack of respect for the laws he is tasked with enforcing, and contempt for the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.  The same attitude was reflected by his predecessor, who flouted laws he decided unduly limited his powers as Commander in Chief. 

Our Founding Fathers, having waged a bloody war for independence from an all-powerful monarch, intended each of the three branches of our new government to have and observe defined responsibilities as checks on the other two.  The president, while exercising significant executive powers, still was bound to operate within limits set by the Congress through legislation and appropriations. 

It is not as if Obama is unaware of how his latest move runs counter to that framework.  As Spakovsky notes, “when the President spoke to the National Council of La Raza in July, he said that he could not go around Congress and implement immigration ‘reform’ or grant an amnesty because ‘that’s not how our democracy functions.’”  What a difference a month makes. 

This immigration dust up once again illustrates a serious and worsening defect in the mechanism of constitutional governance. Congressional inaction often opens the door for presidents do what they want, even though they are either not empowered to so act, or prohibited from doing so by legislation. 

The Congress is as much to blame as the president..  More often than not, members either ignore such slaps at their authority, or simply complain vacuously and then move on to other concerns.  This process serves to further weaken the carefully crafted checks and balances supposed to have been a hallmark of our government.

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Doc

August 29th, 2011
5:19 am

Thank God he’s doing it! It is only right to start to clear up the mess that xenophobia, cheap politics (mostly on your side Bobby), and an ignorant nativism has created.

We need to process, clear, and yes give amnesty to the millions of tax paying (and they all pay taxes one way or another), otherwise law abiding humans that have been here for years and aren’t going anywhere.

Indeed, the stupid ‘tightening the boarder’ nonsense that the GOP loves so much has worsened the problem for those that would go back, would just work the season and go home afterwards.

The GOP’s intransigence and the Democrats lack of courage to lead on this issue means someone has to act and Obama has perfect ability in the law to do what he’s doing.

After all, law enforcement has to prioritize where its resources go. Do they pour all their budget into solving every graffiti case or do they go after the killers first?

Live with it bobbie. Here’s the smaller government you yobbos want.

Rick in Grayson

August 29th, 2011
5:19 am

Obama’s backdoor amnesty is disgusting! He now explicitly burdens local taxpayers with subsidizing illegal immigration at a time when millions of US citizens can’t find jobs to support their families.

Georgia spends more than $1 Billion each year to pay for K-12 educations for the children of illegal aliens! The Gwinnett County School district is heavily burdened with ESOL classes while our own children receive less attention from teachers. Fewer college seats will be available to our own children.

Obama has placed the interests of illegal aliens and their children before those of US citizens who may not be gainfully employed for another 5 years or more (if ever).

Rick in Grayson

August 29th, 2011
5:32 am

Obama has cheapened the price of US citizenship to the cost of a bus or plane ticket into the US where anyone from any country can stay and feed off the teat of the US government!

We already have an unsustainable welfare state in the US and this executive fiat will only hasten the instability of the financial situation for US citizens. Our debt will continue to rise while advocates of illegal immigration keep on demanding that the “rich” pay more in taxes to support foreign nationals in our country illegally!

Ray

August 29th, 2011
5:48 am

Doc: Careful not to project motives on to someone else to automatically give yourself the moral high ground. Especially outside of your own experience zone. Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal are native east Indians who are also shoring up illegal immigration enforcement in their states. New Mexico governor Susanna Martinez is a hispanic and is following the lead of Arizona. That’s at the state level. At the personal level: until you live in Mexico yourself, or atleast Buford highway, you have no moral authority to call “xenophobia” vis a vis me. I’ve lived in both places. I’m totally comfortable side by side with someone legal or illegal but still understand the right to property issues here. Most “xenophobia” accusations typically come from white people in Alpharetta.

I have an individual right to property. Therefore I can gather with my peers and appoint a government to protect my collective right to property. If I’m sleeping on your couch without your permission, it’s a trespassing issue, not a xenophobia issue. Tell ya what, let’s give the USA the same immigration protections that Mexico gives itself. Good for goose, good for gander.

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Ray

August 29th, 2011
6:00 am

Having gone over personal and state levels, we actually get to the point of the article: Federal level. Let’s re-cap the constitution very quickly:

We will create a federal power. We will give that power a gun. The Legislative aims the gun. The Executive pulls the trigger. The Judicial is the safety switch. The Executive cannot aim the gun and the Legislative cannot pull the trigger. We will authorize Washington DC to point the gun in 17 different directions. And in the old days, since DC could point the gun at either States or People, BOTH states and people needed to agree to point it. The people agreed in the House. The States agreed in the Senate. That was the horizontal and vertical seperation of powers outlined in the Constitution. (The 17th amendment took one hand off the gun, but the 10th Amendment still says only 17 directions are allowed to be pointed.)

This is a simple case of Obama aiming the gun himself without regard to existing law–a problem the executive has had in a lot of areas lately under both Bush and Obama.

M86

August 29th, 2011
6:04 am

Doc,

Your brainwashed idiocy is the stuff of legend, man! I mean, did you even read that crap you spout? I’m well-meaning to expose your hypocrisy ——– if 20 million Africans from Ethiopia invaded our country in the same manner the indigenuous of Mexico did, do you honestly think there will be a bonding consensus on the left to fight for their stay in America?

Tell me you don’t believe the Catholic church will do God’s will and care for these dark-skinned, poor Africans. You think the business community will so much as utter a word in support of their unlawful presence on our soil.

Be real, dude. The far-left liberals wouldn’t raise a fuss if majority of America call for the enforcement of our immigration laws on the Africans and the Catholic church would be preaching about respecting a country’s laws and quoting a passage in the Bible, “…..in their land, among their tongue, among their kindred” etc.

This just shows the length of the far-left liberals’ hypocrisy and the using of the Bible in vain for profits, the illegals bring to their coffers.

America is well in her right to deport every single one of the illegal aliens living here. And there isn’t anything guilty about doing so because even the Bible recognizes a country’s sovereign rights to exist as a country with their own national language, history, culture and people.

jconservative

August 29th, 2011
6:12 am

Bob this has been going on since the Washington administration. We have always had “Prosecutorial Discretion” and “selective enforcement” at the federal, state and local levels.
Does that make it right? No. Just makes it the way it has always worked.

What has some folks excited is the issue. Immigration is a tough issue. Bush tried to be lenient on immigration but in the end caved in to his base. Remember the deal he negotiated to allow Mexicans working in the US to draw Social Security. The base screamed and he never sent it to Congress for approval.

Since the two parties cannot get together on new legislation we will continue doing what we have done for the last 25 years. The Republicans had their opportunity to address the issue when they had control of the House, Senate and White House in 2001 – 2006 but failed to move any legislation.

The Democrats had their shot in 2009-2010 but did not even try.

I guess we, as a nation, are all saying that the way we do it now it A-OK. So we do nothing.

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August 29th, 2011
6:22 am

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Barack

August 29th, 2011
6:39 am

Sometimes a fella has got to do whatever it takes to get a vote…even when you’re king.

Gerald West

August 29th, 2011
7:05 am

Thanks for clarifying the impasse on the immigration issue! But really, Bob, you shouldn’t cite “findings” from the Heritage Foundation: it’s the literate organ of the vast Republican Party propaganda machine.

Since the American people and the US Congress won’t take a realistic approach to immigration, who but the President can do anything at all on the issue?

Two strong political parties are incompatible with our government structure; that is the root cause of the incompetence, procrastination, and gridlock of American governance. If we want to be ruled by political parties we should have a parliamentary government, not a constitutional government based on separation of powers and checks and balances.

GB

August 29th, 2011
7:07 am

For Doc:

You have a rather broad definition of xenophobia. Seems to me that opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants is sufficient grounds for you to apply that label.

Whose country is this? Shouldn’t American citizens decide who enters and under what circumstances? Shouldn’t our immigration policy be set by our laws, rather than by the foreigners who enter illegally? Shouldn’t there be penalties for people who break the law?

Techfan

August 29th, 2011
7:08 am

I did a quick search on “signing statement” on Heritage’s site. 5 results, 1 irrelevant (didn’t filter for both words together, 1 from 2001 complaining about Clinton, 3 complaining about Obama. SOmehow they are completely silent from 2001 through 2010 and don’t mention Bush’s 161 signing statements that affected over 1,100 laws. Heritage doesn’t seem to have a problem with “executive fiat”, it just depends on who’s doing it.

Vickie

August 29th, 2011
7:36 am

It is time for Americans to speak more loudly. Obama can hear the illegals, but not citizens for some reason.

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Dave

August 29th, 2011
7:37 am

We just won’t learn. Reagan tried to be fair by granting amnesty in exchange for a tightening of the borders. The Liberal Congress at the time welched on their end of the deal. You can’t be a “law abiding citizen” and an “illegal immigrant” at the same time, folks. And besides, aren’t we the land of equal opportunity? Yes, yes we are. So why do we allow the folks from Central America take all the opportunities? There are surely plenty of deserving folks in Africa and Asia who simply can’t come here because the illegals from the south have already swollen the populace. Control their numbers and our quotas could be eased, allowing other deserving folks to make their way here. And another thing… what happened to the Great American Melting Pot? The term that describes folks learning the language and abiding by the laws and cultures while also preserving their ethnic pride? This whole salad bowl concept is just plain wilted.

steve

August 29th, 2011
7:39 am

When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WE ARE BEING INVADED! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NVT7lyNRZQ&feature=player_embedded
.youtube.com/watch?v=tsH8xvjTAlo
.youtube.com/watch?v=Btj6IeOFkis&feature=player_embedded
http://immigrationcounters.com/
.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp
.immigrationshumancost.org/
.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty580.htm
.youtube.com/watch?v=muw22wTePqQ
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/02/immigration-costs-fair-amnesty-educations-costs-reform/
http://www.rense.com/general81/dtli.htm
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=41045
http://www.cairco.org/econ/econ.html
http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/003335.html
Every Non-representative including obama and holder are not upholding the oath of office! they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!
Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail.
Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

steve

August 29th, 2011
7:40 am

When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WE ARE BEING INVADED! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Every Non-representative including obama and holder are not upholding the oath of office! they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!
Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail.
Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

caslosgvv

August 29th, 2011
8:11 am

“the president’s lack of respect for the laws he is tasked with enforcing”

The number of illegals in America is now well over 12 million. This did not happen overnight. It’s clear that not only the president but congress as well has been and is guilty of ignoring our immigration laws. Buisness wanting cheap labor is the main reason for this and additional proof (as if any more is needed) that we have the best congress money can buy.

Techfan

August 29th, 2011
8:14 am

Ironic that with immigrants from south of the border that more than likely their ancestors were here before ours.

thewindwhistler

August 29th, 2011
8:29 am

Florida election observers say a sizable number of Florida votes in the 2000 election may have been cast by inelgible voters. Imagine that, elections being won and lost by the voting by illegal aliens, it is absolutely outrageous. I can understand why the President is so concerned about illegAl aliens staying in the country. What if a flood of hispanics come over the border just before the next election and vote? And speaking to LaRaza, the President voiced his concern about illegal aliens staying in the country. It absolutely boggles my mind.
And where has the 4th Amendment gone, a credit card company was asking security questions about what organizations I belonged to, multiple choice, they new the answer, stuff you would never think was privte, its scary.

the guy

August 29th, 2011
8:49 am

Sadly, we have brought this on ourselves because too many Americans now believe that they are entitled to better-than-manual-labor jobs, which the Latinos gladly fill.

JV

August 29th, 2011
8:54 am

This administration is also working to gut the 2d Ammendment through a United Nations agreement. An organization not friendly to the U.S. But, that’s another story. Here are some stats for you pro-illegal types:

According to a 2010 cost study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the estimated annual total of the costs related to illegal immigration that taxpayers must bear on the federal, state and local levels in $113 Billion. Of that, $84 Billion at state and local levels. This breaks down to approximately $1,000 per tax-paying American household. An average 27 percent of this dollar figure has to do with the administration of justice, while 16 percent are public assistance expenditures. Twenty-one percent go to medical care and an estimated seven percent support education.

WOW

August 29th, 2011
9:05 am

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“we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy we have the best congress money can buy…”

hacimo

August 29th, 2011
9:30 am

There is a very simple remedy to this problem. All the republicans controlling the house should write some measures removing Obama’s discretion in deportation cases. These measures could even include draconian provisions like requiring that all Illegals be held in detention until deportation and that no illegal would be granted appeal of a deportation order. In order to force these measures into law they chould then be attached to one of the annual appropriation bills that need to be passed in this fall. A good target would be the appropriation bill for DHS. If the republicans are of a mind, and if they are unified, then they can bring the government to a halt rather then allow this to stand.

caslosgvv

August 29th, 2011
9:30 am

WOW

Your posts leave little doubt as to which end of the IQ average you’re at. Heres a hint – it’s not the high one or even the middle one.

Lucifer

August 29th, 2011
9:48 am

Enter your comments here

Lucifer

August 29th, 2011
9:48 am

Obama is an illegal alien himself it seems.

Chet

August 29th, 2011
10:26 am

All of you people cheering the new inflow of “ILLEGAL immigrants” by Obamas unconstitutional policy change………… why dont YOU all go to MEXICO and help these freeloaders develop an economic system of their own that works and maybe they wont have to come here!

matt

August 29th, 2011
10:32 am

There should be no problem with immigration. History (which, being reality, trumps theory every time) shows that times of massive immigration coincide with times of historic prosperity for our Nation. The problem is *illegal* immigration. Personally I think anyone who isn’t a violent criminal on the run should be WELCOMED at the borders (isn’t this the glossy theme of our Statue of Liberty, the chalk marking and corralling of immigrants in the early 20th century notwithstanding), and those trying to cross illegally should be shot as would an invading army. After all, if you’re not some violent criminal, and having looked at a wee bit of history, I’d be stupid NOT to welcome you, even if all you have is the clothes on your back. What, you say? You don’t want to support people on welfare just because they crossed the border? Well then fix your welfare system.

Wade MacNaughtan, Ph.D.

August 29th, 2011
10:35 am

Simply wanting the immigration laws enforced does not make one a racist as La Raza and other Liberal groups would have people believe. Wanting the law enforced, most often, an expression of a deep desire to simply have the rule of law, rule. Wanting the immigration laws to be enforced is also the product of a society that is dealing with a poor economy and it has been shown in various research projects that illegals tend to take the jobs of the young or entry level workers. This throws an undue burden of harboring illegals on to the backs of those least able to afford having the immigration law ignored by this so called Commander in Chief, Chief Executive or what you will. Obama thinks that he is above other people and it does follow that he thinks that he is above the law. Thus, he can ignore immigration law with impunity. He needs to recheck his polls.

Mary Sorensen

August 29th, 2011
10:38 am

Easiest way in the world to turn this country into a third world country. Open the borders up and allow them all to come and suck off the tax payer. Some come for opportunity that once was guaranteed by the constitution. Now all illegals have to do is vote for the progressives –communists of Soros and turn the country into what they left behind. They bring the baggage with them–products of their upbringing. Early days immigrants came to become Americans!! They learned to speak English. They worked hard without expecting handouts and educated their children helping them to achieve the dream of freedom –there you have it Pilgrim-what has been lost is assimilation

WOW

August 29th, 2011
10:44 am

Brilliant Carlosgvv…er…Eisnstein

Chet

August 29th, 2011
10:45 am

Obama has basically said, he is going to decide who and how many people we are going to let into our country! At what point did we elect a monarch? This action is not only illegal, but an attempt to bolster his non-existent approval rating with millions of illegals he is going to allow to stay.

And who says or does anything about it?? NOBODY DOES!! Our own government will not stand up and take action against this unconstitutional act by our now apparent dictator.

IS THIS WHAT WE AS AMERICANS HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TOO??
WAKE UP PEOPLE…… OUR COUNTRY IS BEING GIVEN AWAY BY THE PEOPLE WE ELECTED TO PROTECT US!!

cranky old man

August 29th, 2011
10:50 am

“Our Founding Fathers, having waged a bloody war for independence from an all-powerful monarch,…”

Well, not exactly. Although George III was not quite reduced to the tourist attraction/reality freak show status the current monarchy enjoys, he was far from an “all powerful monarch.” It was essentially parliament that called the shots, which was why our founding fathers wanted representation in said parliament in the first place.

Chet

August 29th, 2011
10:52 am

@ cranky old man

You are correct sir, the problem here is these are our elected officials.

mark

August 29th, 2011
11:03 am

its like these republicans have a big “Amnesty” button that they have hotwired onto their desk.

” Illegals immigrants not convicted for…….”

“AMNESTY!”

“illegals granted in state tuition………”

“AMMMMMMMMMMMMMNEEEEEEEEEEEESTYYYYYY”

“We wanna obtain the latino vote by cring Am-F%&CKING-nesty to anything pro immigrant.
No matter how small.”

mark

August 29th, 2011
11:05 am

@JV yea but none of you ass@#$s never complain about companies like nike sending money to asian countries to make a cheap product. Yea that not important, but the illegal trying to make a living as a waiter it a national concern. right.

caslosgvv

August 29th, 2011
11:08 am

WOW

I liked you better when you were LA.

Zeik Heil!!

August 29th, 2011
11:10 am

Constitution? To he77 with the Constitution!! Laws? To he77 with Laws!! Do as we please, do as we want. While we’re at it, he77, let’s riot, kill, steal, rob, murder, embezzel, speed, litter, burn, loot, asault, batter, have I forgotten anything? I see no difference in these and entering the country ILLEGALLY DAMIT! The people who wanted this brillo head as their leader have got him, and

Joel Wischkaemper

August 29th, 2011
11:16 am

I think there is a lot of reason to be .very. worried. Mr. Obama has chosen a very bad time to challenge the Constitution, but also, a very bad time to challenge the people of this country on this issue.

I believe in Global Warming. I have lived in the west for most of my life and when you have six ulcers that tell you immediately the water you are drinking is not very good, you understand how very perilous the water supply in the Western United States is. That is something Google is re-enforcing almost daily. We cannot continue to bring more people into this country without a serious change in our living standard.

If you go to the forests from the tip of Montana to the western most part of California, you can smell a lot of people, smell a lot of cess pools, see a lot of people, view more trash on the land than is in a hundred land fills and know we need to reduce our immigration load drastically. If we do not, we will be leaving a pretty sad place to our children. We badly need a great deal of planning for the future witnessed by the people of this country, and Obama cannot be allowed to win on the Immigration Issue at this point.

Chet

August 29th, 2011
11:23 am

@ mark

The issue isn’t the changing of policy….. its about the constitutionality and the reason for and of the change.

Kem

August 29th, 2011
11:25 am

Obama is saying its OK to brake the law and we should reward them so long as they pay taxes. that is so messed up. Does that give all Americans that pay taxes the right to brake the law? NO it don’t. Would Americans be reward for braking the law? NO they wouldn’t.
The majority of illegal immigrants are involved in cash-only jobs such as yard, household work, tree planting, farm work, etc. you know under the table jobs and they don’t pay taxes, the ones that do pay taxes have false documents which messes up a lot of Americans. its called identity theft but hay thats OK just so long as they are paying tax’s right. technically the ones that are working for cash are more honest. they are showing they are trying Not to brake the law any more then they have. but the ones that Broke the law again and again and again using fake documents every single time they get a pay check lets just reward them for that. I have the utmost respect for the ones that are trying without braking the law more. But the ones that get fake documents to make things easier for them with no concern on who they are hurting continuously, repeatedly braking the law, I have no respect for them and they should not get away with it.

Gerald West

August 29th, 2011
11:30 am

windwhistler . . .
and may I add, the Florida elections in 2000 gave the Republican members of the Supreme Court an opportunity to elect Bush II, even though the majority if American voters chose Gore. The rest is a sad history of national decline.

Steve . . .
Horrors that we have illegal alien criminals in our midst! And what about all those illegal speeder criminals that we encounter every day on the freeways? Laws must be obeyed, or penalties imposed!

SaveOurRepublic

August 29th, 2011
11:33 am

Globalist shill BHO continues to subvert our Constitution (of which illegal invaders are not “protected” under).

Kem

August 29th, 2011
11:33 am

oops Would Americans be reward for braking the law? YES they would JAIL

dorae

August 29th, 2011
11:47 am

to doc 05:48 post. well said

GodBlessAmerica

August 29th, 2011
11:49 am

Hacimo … Democracy does not work like that…Let us examine some of the facts…….violation of immigration laws are “civil disobedience” just like getting a speeding ticket. Repeated studies have shown that 97% of illegal immigrants who are presently in the U.S.A. are people who came into the country legally and have over-stayed their visas and with (O) capital (NO)… criminal record. They are the “elbow grease” in our economy as described by billionaire Mayor Bloomberg of New York. They pay their taxes, some working 7 days per week receiving less than minimum wages, with “NO” benefits.Some working in environments worse than slavery.Most of these victims crushed with fear of deportation, DO NOT report CRIMES perpetrated against them.The other 2—3 %, yes! they are under the microscope, whosoever we need to send to Mars or Jupiter or lock-up and throw away the keys…..we will …..take this as gospel, all Local and Federal Agencies are “laser-in” on every single ones, as we speak.This is the USA, you can run but you cannot hide…..air, sea or land. Study carefully, how we killed Bin Laden……we are at war against TERRORISTS NOT IMMIGRANTS. We are a nation of immigrants….and until we all take a closer look at our history, inventors, constitutionalism, laws, WE THE PEOPLE and where we are going under GOD.We must keep praying for our President,Vice-President, Senators,The House of Representatives, Governors, Mayors, local leaders, and every neighbour on planet Earth. When circumstances are tough GOD ask us to WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT…Galations 3 v 14… So that the blessings of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith……GOD’S blessings, include forgiveness, acceptance, friendship with GOD, righteousness, The Holy Spirit, prosperity, supply, healing, deliverance, fruitfulness, long life, favor with men, joy, peace, love, nobility of character, capacity and a heart to give, spiritual gifts, wisdom, faith, hope and protection from dangers and evils.Two great attributes of a christian is “GIVING & FORGIVING”.Let me encourage everyone to (a) Pray without ceasing. (b) Read and be filled with the Words of GOD. (3) Give thanks to The Heavenly Father at all times for all things. May The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. A-men.

Kem

August 29th, 2011
11:56 am

Gerald West…
Horrors that we have illegal alien criminals in our midst! And what about all those illegal speeder criminals that we encounter every day on the freeways? Laws must be obeyed, or penalties imposed!….

What ??? You mean you have never seen anyone get pulled over and get a ticket.
I believe that is the penalties imposed, and if you get too many you lose your license possible jail time. and the speeding ticket are not cheep and your insurance raises I suppose it would depend on were you live on if you see many getting a ticket but were I’m at it is all the time the police don’t play around. although some people do expect to much from the police lets preform miracle and catch them all and have every single speeder ticketed, Seriously

DawgDad

August 29th, 2011
11:56 am

Illegal immigration is an invasion of our sovereignty. Facilitiating illegal immigration is tantamount to treason and facilitators should be severely punished. I don’t care where the people come from, if they do not come here legally and are not eligible for political asylum then they need to leave, sooner rather than later.