I would love for one person to make a valid argument with regards to where Obama gets the authority to arbitrarily determine who is granted citizenship and who is not.  
According to Article 1, Section 8, Claus 4 of the United States Constitution, 
“The Congress shall have the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.”
As one can clearly see, although the President can’t seem to see this, the power of naturalization and in effect the subsequent dealings with immigration and naturalization as a whole lies in Congress, not in the hands of the President.  Bottom line is the actions by this president to take it upon himself to move forward with immigration policy without first consulting Congress is unconstitutional and an impeachable offense. 

 Don’t be fooled by this President’s excuse that he must act because Congress won’t.  It doesn’t matter whether or not Congress is acting or coming to a resolution on something the President decides is important.  He simply does not have the power to take over the powers of Congress.

Today we are seeing the 5th circuit court of appeals take up arguments over the validity of Obama’s proposed immigration reform.  The mere fact that it has come to this is absolutely ridiculous! The government is wasting tax payer’s money debating whether or not Obama can deliberately act outside the confines of the Constitution. 
According to ABC News
A coalition of 26 states, led by Texas sued to block the plan. The hearing was on an appeal of a Texas judge’s injunction.
The Justice Department argued that Texas has no legal standing in the matter. Texas’ solicitor general countered that granting legal status to immigrants will be costly for Texas.
The judges did not rule and took the case under advisement.
It is quite clear that more than half of the states are extremely concerned with the possible effects of this proposed immigration reform.  If the immigration reform were to go through it would have a hug effect on the states as the federal government plans on putting the burden of taking care of the illegals solely on the states.  
The states will have to deal with providing schooling for the millions of new illegal alien students, the states will have to deal with health concerns brought here by individuals from third world countries, and the states will have to deal with issuing these illegal aliens credentials that should only be provided to United States citizens.
ABC News then goes on to explain,
Benjamin Mizer, the Justice Department’s principal deputy assistant attorney general, called Texas’ suit unprecedented and argued that immigration policy is a domain of the federal government.
The whole reason the Texas suit is “unprecedented” is because the actions of this President are also unprecedented.  Never before has a president taken it upon himself to rule on immigration policy.  And don’t talk to me about Reagan, the immigration bill that he signed into law back in 1986 was drafted and passed by Congress.  Therefore the immigration reform was Constitutional. 

Yes immigration reform is a domain of the federal government as stated by Benjamin Mizer, it’s just not a domain of the office of the President.







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