President Obama’s 10-part plan
President Obama is reportedly gearing up to unveil a 10-part plan for executive action on amnesty as early as next week. The plan may even include suspending deportations for millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S., but apparently spans everything from increasing border security to improving pay for immigration officers.
The delayed deportation provision, also known as “deferred action” will apply to illegals who were brought to the U.S. as children as well as parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.
Tea Party Patriots believes President Obama is overstepping his Constitutional authority in using executive action to effectively and drastically alter U.S. immigration policy. What’s more, we agree that Congress should do everything in its power to stop the president’s plan.
As Sen. Jeff Sessions wrote in a recent op-ed, “Congress has the power of the purse. The president cannot spend a dime unless Congress appropriates it.”
We understand that certain lawmakers on Capitol Hill will urge and applaud the president’s efforts to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty. But we also believe that applause will be unconscionable. This country has a system of checks and balances and executive amnesty does nothing but disrespect the rule of law.
It’s Congress’ job to serve as a check on the Executive Branch, and shame on those who forsake that duty and cheer as the Constitution is tossed by the wayside.
President Obama is not a king. It’s time he stop trying to act like one.
- 1- Tomlinson, Lucas. Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week. http://www.foxnews.com 13 November 2014.