Thanks to a New York Times expose, we know that details of this grab for extremist executive power were developed in tightest secrecy by a small group headed by Jeh C. Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security. Our over-burdened middle class, already losing jobs to cheap labor, will now be faced with competition from poorer, hungrier newcomers. Their children will be crowded into our public schools carrying diseases not before known in the U.S. such as EV-D68, a polio-like virus. We should build the border fence that Congress voted years ago and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in front of TV cameras. The fence should be designed not only to keep out illegals, but for the humanitarian purpose of keeping those travelers away from long stretches of desert that are death traps because of bandits and lack of water.
There is some hope. The Congressional Research Service advises us that Congress has the power to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, states: "In light of Congress’s constitutional power over the purse, the Supreme Court has recognized that Congress may always circumscribe agency discretion to allocate resources by putting restrictions in the operative statutes." Let’s hope Republicans in Congress stand up to Obama and halt his reckless amnesty plan.
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