President Obama, despite a MSM that is, by and large, still firmly supporting him – even unto the utter degradation of whatever vestiges of journalistic ethics they still possessed – is once again experiencing a nightmare.
This particular nightmare is the belief that he illegally and unconstitutionally de facto enacted the DREAM Act via executive order even though the Senate killed the bill in December, 2010.
Despite the MSM’s apparent refusal to report upon it, the news of Obama’s actions of Friday, June 24,2011 leaked out via alternative journalistic outlets on the internet, raising the expected combination of outrage from Americans and praise from Liberals and their minority tenants.
This particular post, apparently by The Examiner (link is restricted) has been making the rounds of the internet this weekend. It’s been cited by both Conservatives and Liberals, though obviously with differing intent and emphasis.
On Friday, the Obama administration issued a memo announcing that federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.
This new policy of “prosecutorial discretion” was quietly announced on Friday afternoon, and completely ignored by the mainstream press.
Author of Arizona’s SB1070 and Kansas’ secretary of state, Kris Kobach, told the Daily Caller: “They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law. At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration… [if the administration] really cared about putting Americans back to work, it would be vigorously enforcing the law.”
While the facts involved in this are evidenced by a July 17, 2011 internal memorandum by the ICE’s Director to all immigration enforcement personnel, the conclusion that Obama has illegally and unconstitutionally enacted the DREAM Act via executive order is a long stretch.
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