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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Obama defies judge, forges ahead with amnesty
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Obama defies judge, forges ahead with amnesty
Administration hands out more work permits
President Obama’s amnesty juggernaut has taken another step forward despite a federal judge’s order to halt it in its tracks.
president’s plan to delay the deportation of as many as 5 million
illegal aliens through memos issued by appointees moved ahead Tuesday
when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the
extension of a program allowing spouses of certain visa holders to
obtain work permits.
According to the Washington Times, the move will, in 90 days, allow some 180,000 immigrants to be eligible for the benefit “in the first year.”
the spouses of these visa holders to legally work in the United States
makes perfect sense,” the newspaper quoted agency chief Leon Rodriguez
saying. “It helps U.S. businesses keep their highly skilled workers by
increasing the chances these workers will choose to stay in this country
during the transition from temporary workers to permanent residents.”
virtually the same time, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who a
week ago ordered federal agencies to stop implementation of the Obama
amnesty plan, told plaintiffs in the lawsuit they have until March 3 to
provide any additional arguments regarding the government’s request that
he reverse his decision.
order from Hanen came Tuesday in light of the federal government’s
emergency motion that seeks permission for the amnesty program to move
amid a clash with Congress over whether or not executive amnesty should
receive funding in the Department of Homeland Security budget, Obama
held a closed-door White House meeting with “immigration advocacy
leaders” Wednesday morning, the White House announced. Later Wednesday, Obama will hold an immigration townhall in Miami.
order came in a lawsuit by 26 states, led by Texas, that suddenly faced
massive new demands for public services such as schooling and health
care from foreigners who previously had been subject to deportation.
The judge granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the government from enforcing Obama’s orders. The ruling also confirmed WND’s exclusive report that
contrary to popular perception, the order to delay deportation was not
an executive order by the president. Instead, it was a memorandum issued
by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at Obama’s
Then WND reported the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch revealed the Obama administration was moving quickly on contracts for the president’s amnesty even though Hanen ordered a halt.
Watch said it had a source inside the industry of government contracts
who said there is “no indication that the court order has impacted,
slowed down or modified the procurement in any way.”
“They’re really rushing into it,” the source said.
Judicial Watch cited a government
solicitation for companies to provide services for Obama’s plans to
process illegal aliens and give them many of the privileges of
The deal is immense, Judicial Watch said, with an estimated need for between 200 and 600 contractors.
The government solicitation described
itself as a “combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services
prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as
supplemented with additional information included in this notice.”
announcement constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being
requested. Attached to this combined synopsis/solicitation for
commercial services is a request for proposal with proposals due on
February 20, 2015. This combined synopsis/solicitation is for records
support services in support of deferred action for parents of U.S.
citizens and lawful permanent residents (hereafter referred to as DAPA).
Industry is encouraged to review the request for proposal and ask
questions by January 30, 2015. USCIS intends to award a contract from
this solicitation in March 2015 in order to provide the awardee time to
hire, train, and process security clearances; and for full performance
to commence on May 19, 2015.”
describes how Obama announced his plan for executive action on deferred
action for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents on
Nov. 20, 2014.
Watch said that though a federal court “has blocked President Obama’s
amnesty order, the administration continues working behind the scenes to
quickly award multi-million-dollar contracts to firms that can
expeditiously process millions of illegal immigrants, a government
source has alerted Judicial Watch.”
complex deal is being rushed through at a ‘full-throttle pace’
extremely rare for such a huge venture that’s sure to radically change
the current system, according to JW’s source, who has worked for decades
as a contract expert at the highest levels of government.
pricing spreadsheets are astounding and list tens of thousands of work
hours – for tasks such as program management, file operations and
maintenance as well as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) scanning – that
will undoubtedly end up costing American taxpayers enormous sums. The
contractor that lands this monstrous government deal must also be able
to respond on short notice to growth in volume due to urgent events and
requirements,” JW reported.
Watch said the administration “appears to have no intention of slowing
down while the Justice Department drafts an appeal.”
government source confirms that, even after the court ruling, DHS is
moving forward with its plan to seal large contracts with companies that
will process millions of illegal immigrants as soon as possible,” the
Times report Wednesday noted Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., described the
administration’s latest move as “another program that has not been
authorized by law.”
been no sense at all by President Obama, the Department of Home
Security [Secretary] Jeh Johnson, the Democratic members of this
Congress, no concern about the employment prospects of lawful
immigrants, green card holders and native-born Americans,” Sessions told
the Times. “The first thing we should do is be focusing on getting jobs
for Americans that are unemployed. Are we going to keep Americans on
welfare and benefits while we bring in more and more foreigners to take
jobs when we’ve got Americans ready and willing to take those jobs?”
Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also raised the issue of compliance with the court order, the newspaper said.
an unambiguous federal court order by defying its instructions to cease
and desist a particular activity would represent a significant breach
of your authority, and would be an escalation in abuse of our separation
of powers,” Cruz wrote to administration officials. “For a president
and his cabinet to telegraph intent to violate a federal court order
requires additional scrutiny from Congress.”
But administration officials were unabashed in their intent.
The Times said Cecilia Munoz, White House domestic policy director addressed the issue,
important to put [Hanen's order] in context, because the broader
executive actions are moving forward. The administration continues to
implement the portions of the actions that the president and the
Department of Homeland Security took, which were not affected by the
Hanen’s order said: “The United States of America, its departments,
agencies, officers, agents and employees and Jeh Johnson, secretary of
the Department of Homeland Security; R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of
United States customs and Border Protection; Ronald D. Vitiello, deputy
chief of United States Border Patrol, United States Customs and Border
Protection; Thomas S. Winkowski, acting director of United States
Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, director of
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are hereby enjoined
from implementing any and all aspects or phases of the Deferred Action
for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.”
The outline of plans was “set out in the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson’s memorandum dated November 20, 2014.”
And even Obama himself said he couldn’t do it alone.
example, in October 2010, Obama said: “I am president, I am not king. I
can’t do these things just by myself. … I’ve got to have some partners
to do it. … If Congress has laws on the books that says that people who
are here who are not documented have to be deported, then I can exercise
some flexibility in terms of where we deploy our resources, to focus on
people who are really causing problems as opposed to families who are
just trying to work and support themselves. But there’s a limit to the
discretion that I can show because I am obliged to execute the law. … I
can’t just make the laws up by myself.”
News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano said unless an appeals
court intervenes in the case, Obama’s amnesty program likely will fail.
He commented on the government’s request for that intervention.
basically said the government will be irreparably harmed if you don’t
lift this injunction because we need to provide a service to the illegal
aliens we promised we would help.”
Napolitano said the government “wants to break the law so it can help other lawbreakers stay here.”
Another case against Obama’s amnesty is under way. The filing by attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, is on behalf of Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
case was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, who thought the
dispute over whether a president can arbitrarily change federal laws
was a political matter between branches of government.
now is before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit, and the government’s arguments are due soon on an accelerated
scheduled imposed by the court.
WND also reported when yet another a federal judge in Pennsylvania declared the amnesty unconstitutional.
Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers
provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care
Clause and, therefore, is unconstitutional,” said U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.
judge noted Obama “contended that although legislation is the most
appropriate course of action to solve the immigration debate, his
executive action was necessary because of Congress’ failure to pass
legislation, acceptable to him, in this regard.”
proposition is arbitrary and does not negate the requirement that the
November 20, 2014, executive action be lawfully within the president’s
executive authority,” the judge wrote. “It is not.”
from a previous precedent, the judge said that in the “framework of our
Constitution, the president’s power to see that the laws are faithfully
executed refutes the idea that he is to be a lawmaker.”
Constitution limits his functions in the lawmaking process to the
recommending of laws he thinks wise and the vetoing of laws he thinks
bad,” Schwab said.