Obama has created amnesty with a stroke of his pen

Border apprehension (Photo by Caroline May via Brietbart)

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” — John Adams

According to laws passed by Congress, those who enter this country without proper authorization have broken the law and are to be deported. Congress has in the past granted amnesty to such people, during the Reagan administration, for example. Congress has debated for years doing so again, but has passed no such law.

But the only people being deported as illegal immigrants in this second Obama administration are criminals, and not many of them. Fox News reports that of the 69,478 deported from the interior — not turned back at the border, which counts as deportation in this administration — 91 percent were previously convicted of a crime. Thus the chance of being deported for merely being in the country illegally is half a percent.

“You have the resources to do it, those resources should be dedicated to not just removing criminal aliens but anyone else,” Claude Arnold, a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent for 27 years. “The fact is, someone doesn’t want those laws enforced and it’s plain to see.”

In fact, even criminal illegals are being turned loose. As many as 19,723 were released as of April 2015, about the same as the previous year. Approximately 32 percent of federal prisoners are illegal aliens.

A Border Patrol agent recently testified before Congress that they are not stopping people from crossing the border illegally but are engaged in catch and release.

“We’re releasing basically everybody as long as you’re not from the country of Mexico. And even if you’re from the country of Mexico and you claim that you have a credible fear and you’re asking for asylum for one reason or another — we’re still releasing those individuals,” Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified.

He added, “If I were to guess, I would say that at least 80 percent of the individuals that the United States Border Patrol arrests at the border qualify for this catch and release program and in essence we are just letting them come into the United States.”

Fully 85 percent of those given notices to appear for a hearing never show, and the 15 percent who do are released for further hearings in the future or are given asylum.

Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen, who is presiding over a case brought by 26 states over Obama’s de facto amnesty executive orders, recently ordered attorneys for the Justice Department to undergo ethics training after they lied to him.

Hanen wrote:

“The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Justice Department”) has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts. It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements. The DOJ’s only explanation has been that its lawyers either ‘lost focus’ or that the ‘fact[s] receded in memory or awareness.’ … These misrepresentations were made on multiple occasions starting with the very first hearing this Court held. This Court would be remiss if it left such unseemly and unprofessional conduct unaddressed.”

A government of laws?


10 comments on “Obama has created amnesty with a stroke of his pen

  1. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of a catch and release program, that federal judge caught a bunch of lawyers lying to the court, and let them go with no more penalty than attending an ethics class, which they obviously need. Pretty light penalty for what I believe is perjury.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Can’t normalize the coming North American Union if we actually have an enforced southern border.

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    Obama and his stroke of the pen…and the members of the Congress rushed to condemn his executive order, sure, just like the hundreds of other dictatoril executive orders he’s penned. Yeah, sure.

  4. Rincon says:

    “Approximately 32 percent of federal prisoners are illegal aliens.”

    Lies, damned lies and statistics. My source says something much different: “…1.6% of foreign-born males are in jail, compared with 3.3% of the native-born population.” This “fact” is also not to be trusted, and I have taken it out of context, but it illustrates how anyone with an ax to grind can come up with some amazing numbers to back themselves up. So who’s right?

    A better indicator of the truth comes from Janet Kephart, a researcher for the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes any kind of plan to grant legal status to undocumented immigrants and regularly testifies in Congress against them: “There’s no evidence that immigrants are either more or less likely to commit crimes than anyone else in the population,” Judging from the source, this is not likely to be a politically motivated statement. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/16/voices-gomez-undocumented-immigrant-crime-san-francisco-shooting/30159479/

    I do offer an observation. James Walsh only mentions federal prisoners, who represent less than 10% of the total population of prisoners in this country. Why does he ignore the other 90%? As a guess, I suspect that immigrants being temporarily held for deportation are technically federal prisoners, so their numbers automatically pad the statistics to present a false picture. Why would a responsible journalist do that? A responsible one wouldn’t, but we’re talking about Newsmax.

    According to Wikipedia, Newsmax is: “…a conservative[1] American news media organization…” Bill Maher could be correctly identified as a liberal American news commentator. Would you buy everything he says hook, line and sinker? Then why so with Newsmax? Sorry, but I can’t trust James Walsh, a “journalist” who doesn’t bother to give the source of his information, especially when his “facts” disagree with everything else I read as well as my own common sense.

  5. Winston Smith says:

    The point is we’re operating under de facto amnesty, because the powers that be want it that way…and their lieutenant in the White House abides by their decisions.

  6. Steve says:

    Well, Rincon, it’s just about the same as all the crying about China “owning” the USA.

    When you look at it from reality China owns about 25% of the foreign investment in the USA.
    We citizens actually own about 85% of the total investment in the USA. Basically, we own our own debt. (well 85% of it) China owns only a quarter of the total FOREIGN debt which is about 15% of the total debt of the USA.

    You point out another one of those things meant to hype the public into fear.

    Here’s another fear driven thing for you to enjoy, (if you like your freedom and privacy it will piss you off and it’s Republicrat driven no less. Yet another reason to vote Libertarian)

  7. Rex Steninger says:

    Hello Thomas, I do not know if replying to your posting will reach you, but I thought it was worth a try. Demar Dahl and I and a handful of others from Elko, Battle Mountain and Fallon have formed the Nevada Lands Council to help promote Amodei’s HR 1484 that calls for the transfer of public lands to state control. We are planning a gathering of those we would like to get on board here in Elko at 5:30 p.m. June 28 and would like to include you. Would it be possible for you to attend?



  8. Rincon says:

    Your post is a cause for great concern, Steve. I’m still trying to sort out whether they intend to allow only the contact information for Emails as they now do for phone calls or to make the Email contents accessible. The former would be bothersome. The latter would be totally objectionable.

  9. Steve says:

    Off topic but interesting.
    Solar Roadways has been testing panel orientation and its effects under real world conditions.
    May well turn out angling panels to maximize efficiency actually hurts efficiency in more cloudy locals. This makes a stronger argument for their proposed changes to the nations highways and parking lots.

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