But in a constitutional republic like the United States of America, the chief executive dare not admit that he is usurping the power of the legislative branch. So Obama’s instrumentalities must maintain the fiction that he is not implementing the DREAM Act by executive fiat.
In a letter addressed to the principal sponsor of the proposed DREAM Act, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano dangled a moral garment. She made it clear her department will do nothing new about enforcing the nation’s immigration laws but argued that the resources freed up by granting amnesty to large swaths of illegals will allow the government to deport criminal aliens more swiftly.
Napolitano denied the administration’s action will “provide categorical relief for any group” and said it “will not alleviate the need for passage of the DREAM Act or for larger reforms to our immigration laws.”
Never mind that the criteria for relief from deportation largely mirror the DREAM Act.
The new rules cover those who have been apprehended and are facing deportation but have not been ordered by a judge to leave the country. It’s not yet clear how many illegal aliens will be affected by the decision but illegal immigrant students, who could have received green cards under the DREAM Act, are expected to be the main beneficiaries of the policy change.
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a member of the socialist-dominated Congressional Progressive Caucus, practically admitted the DREAM Act is now the de facto law of the United States.
“Today is a victory not just for immigrants but for the American people as a whole because it makes no sense to deport DREAM Act students and others who can make great contributions to America and pose no threat,” Gutierrez said. “It is not in our national interest to send away young people who were raised in the U.S. and have been educated here and want only to contribute to this country’s success. “
Implementation of the DREAM Act has long been the goal of a galaxy of leftist pressure groups including National Council of La Raza, ACORN, George Soros’s Media Matters for America, By Any Means Necessary, MEChA, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Hugo Chavez-funded CASA de Maryland.
These radical groups will continue to press President Obama for a broader immigration amnesty. And the president will pull out his dog-eared copy of Rules for Radicals and figure out how to do their bidding.
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