Allen B. West

Not again? Obama administration broke the law when it released illegals last February

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President Obama has stated that by the end of summer he will act alone on the illegal alien situation in America and the breakdown on our southern border. The question that has to be asked is, will he act legally or in concert with the illegals – and act illegally? He has unquestionably already done so in the case of his Executive Order granting deportation deferrals as part of his “Dream Act.” Now we have yet another example of Obama acting illegally on the issue of illegal immigration.

According to the Washington Times, “The Obama administration violated the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants last February, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that blamed the problem on poor planning and bad leadership from Washington. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress about the releases, initially blaming the looming budget sequester rather than the agency’s own budget pressures, the Homeland Security inspector general concluded.”

Well, I guess the new normal brought to us courtesy of Barack Obama is that bending the law is now to be expected. I’m sure there are many who will just say — so what? After all the number two Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer, believes the President can implement laws based on what he believes anyway.

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So what do you think will be Obama’s unilateral action at the end of the summer to rectify the illegal immigration situation?

The Times says, “between Feb. 9 and March 1, ICE released 2,226 immigrants, and 622 of those had criminal records, including 34 “Level 1” offenders, which includes all aggravated felony convictions. San Francisco’s ICE office alone released 11 of those Level 1 offenders.”

“When the releases became public, ICE agents tried to re-arrest many of the immigrants, picking up 24 of the Level 1 offenders, 30 Level 2 offenders who had lesser felonies or multiple misdemeanors and four Level 3 offenders who had a misdemeanor conviction.”

“Inspector General investigators said the problems lay at the senior levels of ICE itself, finding that top officials botched planning, didn’t inform their own superiors of the problems and didn’t even know the law required them to hold 34,000 immigrants a day until they were reminded of it by congressional staffers.”

I suppose we have to ask ourselves, do we trust the Obama administration to protect the sovereign borders of this constitutional Republic? Do we believe anything that emanates from the mouth of President Obama when it comes to his constitutional duty to uphold our laws? The evidence continues to mount against Obama, yet somehow this country feels he is entitled to just do whatever he wants — why? Have we devolved to the point of believing that one person’s ideological intent is more vital than our fundamental rule of law?

There are some who say we are heading towards a constitutional crisis — we are already there. The lawless actions of this administration are beyond comprehension but they are enabled by a fawning liberal media, useful idiots, and a general electorate more concerned with the latest reality TV show. All the while, America is being fundamentally transformed.

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