Nothing exemplifies Obama’s moral and intellectual dyslexia more than his illegal immigration policy. It’s literally straight out of 1984. He is prosecuting states that follow our immigration enforcement laws, while concurrently thwarting laws duly passed by Congress and granting amnesty to illegals. Sadly, we’ve been helpless in reigning in this rough regime.
The good news is that Obama’s free ride might be coming to an end, as 10 border patrol agents have joined together in a lawsuit against the Obama administration. The National ICE Council, led by Chris Crane, is suing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton in a Dallas federal court for implementing a non-deportation policy in contravention to U.S. law and their own oaths of office. The Washington Times has some of the details of the lawsuit:
But in their 22-page complaint, the agents say they’ve been told in broad terms to ignore a whole class of illegal immigrants. They said they have been instructed not to bother asking for proof, but to take an illegal immigrant’s word that he would qualify for the president’s policy.
One of the instances the lawsuit cites is a now well-known case in El Paso where ICE Agent Samuel Martin picked up an illegal alien from the El Paso County jail. Agent Martin says the man tried to escape and, in the process, assaulted him and another agent — but when they got the man to ICE’s processing center agency supervisors said he had to be released under the new policies. […]
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Northern District of Texas, argues the administration policies fail to pass muster on three grounds: they infringe on Congress’s right to set immigration policy; they force ICE agents to disregard the law; and the Homeland Security Department didn’t follow the federal Administrative Procedure Act, which requires agencies to write regulations and put them out for public comment before taking big steps.
Needless to say, this is welcoming news. It will be interesting to see if Congressional Republicans have the guts to file an amicus brief on behalf of its members in support of the lawsuit. Sadly, we don’t expect to hear anything from Mitt Romney.
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