Obama DREAM Act by Fiat Reality: Festering (Putrid) Constitutional Crisis

We heard the rumors and we speculated, but through a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we now know that the Obama administration was implementing portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress refused to pass into law. It’s what you call FREAKIN’ UNCONSTITUTIONAL! We have heard in the last couple of weeks that the rules for deportation were changed by Obama, and basically, there will be few deportations. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano mumbled something about taking each case one-by-one. ICE must be despairing – they have thousands lined-up and ready to go.

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detailing behind-the-scenes efforts by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and grant amnesty at least one million illegal aliens by suspending immigration deportation proceedings against “DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act kids” and other illegal aliens. The records include internal DHS strategic documents, as well as extensive email communications within the DHS and with the Obama White House. The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch as a result of two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits filed on March 29, 2011…

The DREAM Act would have permitted certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for temporary legal status, eventually obtain permanent legal status, and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military. The DREAM Act has failed repeatedly to pass Congress. The DREAM Act initially could provide amnesty for over one million illegal immigrants and would have cost over $6 billion a year.

In email correspondence at Judicial Watch, you read of:

1) DHS’s Melissa Crow and Roxana Bacon with Immigration Services chatting about Crow doing her “best” to encourage ICE to delay or defer action about what are referred to as DREAM Act cases (although there was no DREAM Act).

2) A DREAM Act “kid” who received “deferred action.”

3) DHS General Counsel confirm that aliens are required to carry identification, but says “it’s not routinely enforced.”

4) This one I have to quote exactly for you:” Another reform would allow a 501(c)3 organization in “good standing… to design and implement voter registration programs at USCIS offices across the country.”

Why is voter registration discussed here? I tried to find the “reform,” and did a word search in the document but ended up with nothing but amazement at the amount of redacted material, and crossed-eyes.

Judicial Watch states the documents show that Obama is lying and has a program of “stealth amnesty” underway. They also say that the administration is showing “alarming contempt” for Congress. I say Congress is and has shown alarming contempt for THE PEOPLE. Our esteemed representatives do not have to allow his unconstitutional acts to continue. They can stop it, and they can stop it now. Judicial Watch President says “this is a festering constitutional crisis.” Read more in this excellent article on what the President and Congress each have the power to do, and what they do not have the power to do, and what can be done about abuse of those powers.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook