Col. Allen West explains why Obama’s illegal DACA program, which granted temporary amnesty to nearly 1 million illegals and put them on a path to citizenship, is unconstitutional.
If Obama wanted to do right by his so-called “dreamers” (illegals) he should have gone through Congress.
He didn’t, and once again, his disgraceful “legacy” crumbles.
DACA was just one more example of Obama’s egregious abuse of his executive powers of office, which he often used to pass his progressive agenda unhindered, acting more as a dictator than a U.S. President.
It was a program established by Barack Obama in June 2012 allowing illegal immigrants who entered the United States as minors to receive renewable, two-year deferments from deportation as well as work permits.
First, we need to understand that the pertinent word is illegal. These are children born in the United States of illegal immigrant parents who had violated and disregarded the sovereign laws of this nation. If we’re to continue as a constitutional republic, and not a constitutional monarchy, we must adhere to, and preserve our rule of law.
DACA is unconstitutional in every way. The Constitution states it clearly in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Article I denotes the enumerated powers of the legislative branch — the the House and Senate, or Congress. Article II of the Constitution denotes the enumerated powers of the executive branch.
A simple perusal will help the reader realize that we’re to be governed by the rule of law, not ruled by edict from an executive. There are only four sections under Article II of the Constitution, the final section establishing the grounds for removal of the executive, the president.
If we wish to have a purely constitutional discussion about DACA, it’s obvious President Barack Obama exceeded his enumerated powers and established an unconstitutional policy. Now, the question is: Do we want to be ruled by edict based upon the ideological agenda of a ruler? If so, then let’s go right ahead and continue on with DACA.
But the progressive socialist Left then loses any grounds to complain about unconstitutional actions. They can’t accomplish their goal of fundamentally transforming America outside the bounds of our rule of law.
It’s not up to the president — any president — to decide that he or she wants to do something without the legislative branch; in essence, that’s taking action without the consent of the governed. The American people elect representatives to be their voice, so any disregard of the legislative branch is a dismissal and disregard of the American people.