Federal Judge: Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

illegalalienrallyWhen President Barack Obama decided to circumvent Congress and the U.S. Constitution to push through a unilateral scheme to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, many people were understandably angry. Some were confused.

With so many law-abiding Americans out of work, why would a man elected to lead us allow illegal aliens to legally compete with Americans? What sort of American in America puts the needs of foreigners with no respect for our laws before the well-being of Americans?

Good luck finding the answers.

One federal judge has spoken out about the president’s actions. Judge Arthur Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania reminded those who’ve forgotten that we have separation of powers and “take care” clauses in the Constitution. President Obama violated these provisions. From Reuters:

Schwab is the first judge to rule on the legality of the plan Obama announced on Nov. 20. The executive action by the Democratic president is opposed by Republicans and is already subject to other legal challenges.

Schwab says he ruled on the executive action issue because he concluded that Juarez-Escobar could be eligible for relief under the executive action.

Government lawyers told Schwab that Juarez-Escobar, who has pleaded guilty to re-entering the country, was not eligible because Obama’s order does not affect criminal proceedings.

Here’s the twist: the judge, sympathetic to the man, wondered why the executive order was limited to parent-child relationships instead of including someone like the defendant, who’d worked for his brother’s landscaping company. The judge apparently opposes the executive order on legal, rather than moral, grounds.

Many Americans oppose it on both grounds. Americans in America first.

If Republicans are unwilling to do something to stop amnesty, it makes you wonder: what’s the point in voting for the GOP in national elections if they won’t do anything to stop actions like this?

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