By now most have heard about President Obama’s decision to stop deporting and start granting work permits to an estimated 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. According to a new poll, the move has won favor with Latino voters in key battleground states — likely the impetus for Obama’s revelation.
In order to reap the benefits, the illegal immigrants would, according to Obama, have to have gone to college or served in the military, arrived in the U.S. prior to the age of 16 and would have to be younger than 30, among meeting other requirements.
The problem is that the move also bypasses Congress and would violate current laws in place regarding immigration. In fact, the president even admitted as much when he said:
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.
For Glenn Beck, Obama’s decision simply shows that the president is in true violation of the constitution. After a member of the mainstream media came out on Monday likening Obama’s push to “the Emancipation Proclamation,” Beck also believes the media is dead.
“I am going to have an aneurysm,” he quipped in response during his Monday evening broadcast.
This isn’t about immigration, “it’s a blatant search and grab for power,” Beck added pointedly. It’s also about “pandering for votes.”
Beck observed that the president is “taking us down a path that is the opposite of what our Founders and Constitution required” and that there will be no Constitution left after another four years of an Obama presidency.
Despite the narrative the Left routinely attempts to spin, painting Conservatives as racist “hatemongers” who do not like immigrants or immigration, Beck clarified that it is simply illegal immigration Americans by and large are concerned about. America is, after all, a melting pot, and unless one is a true Native American, we are all immigrants to some degree or other.
Obama’s most recent, flagrant disregard for America’s institutions best illustrates why Beck believes that step two of his four part plan — “Activation” and mobilizing to get out the vote — is of utmost importance if Americans are to replace Barack Obama in 2012.
Watch below as Beck breaks down the situation: