Obama is trying to use his executive powers to enforce the Dream Act even though Congress couldn’t pass the legislation. Chris Wallace lays out the details:

I.C.E has announced changes to its deportation program. Agents are now specifically urged to consider whether an illegal is studying in high school or college or is serving or did serve in the military.

Krauthammer says that this is outright lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration because they are doing the same thing with the Dream Act that they did with Cap and Trade, using the EPA to enforce it anyway. He says we have a rule of law where the Congress creates the laws and the Executive executes them. By forcing agents to not deport illegals who are studying in high school or college is running an end around Congress. Further, he adds, by not basing this on the rule of law, the criteria that agents and prosecutors will use to make these judgments becomes arbitrary and unfair which means someone may get to stay that should be deported and visa-versa.

When addressing the political implications of this, that the Republicans risk becoming the party of deportation as suggested by his colleagues, Krauthammer simply states that the Constitution trumps politics. He adds that if we secure the border and then try to work out some type of program to give illegals a path to citizenship, then the American people will be generous if they know this is the last batch that will need this type of program. But if the border isn’t secured and illegals just keep pouring in, then the American people won’t go for it.


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  • Anonymous

    Krauthammer has his moments, this is one of them. He is spot on!

  • Typical obamy solution.

    F the will of the AMERICAN POEPLE,..

    Obamy KNOW best shut up AND DO AS YOU ARE TOLD.

  • Anonymous

    Charles the conservative rises yet again. Too bad this doesn’t happen more often. How many more laws is the Congress prepared to let this gangster chicago hack break before they will finally begin impeachment proceedings?

  • Obama has expanded the liberal/progressive program. Not only does he use the courts to enact what he cannot legislate, he uses the agencies to do the same.

  • Anonymous

    I DONT THINK YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, the United States as we knew it…IS OVER and this White House Administration will do E V E R T H I N G in thier power to elect Barry. IF HE WINS….the US is really over!

    AND thats if they do not PURPOSELY Bankrupt us first and they SEEM to be on track in doing so! The BEST case scenario is our US Dollar is the equivilent to the Peso!

    EITHER WAY THEY WIN and the US is not a Super Power anymore!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t give up yet. I agree, if he wins reelection this country will never be the same. Your children will be worse off than you. Our freedoms will be lost. It is not over yet. We must continue the fight for another year and a half. We can do this citizens of this great country. Notice today Obama’s RCP poll is back to a negative. The Osama bump is gone. Keep up the pressure. Keep up the fight. We must for our country, our children, and our soldiers who have fought so hard and lost so much for this freedom!

    • Anonymous

      I really wish I didn’t agree with you.

    • Anonymous

      I really wish I didn’t agree with you.

  • Anonymous

    Barack Hussein Obama is not a president. This is not a legitimate government. It’s a criminal conspiracy.
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, NOT A POLITICAL PARTY
    Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Thursday, 02 June 2011
    http://www.tothepointnews.com/content/view/4552/2/

  • S-P-E-C-I-A-L P-R-O-S-E-C-T-O-R or bust

  • Anonymous

    Show me what “democracy” looks like…THIS is what “democracy” looks like.

  • Enforce the border AND kick out as many illegals as possible. I don’t have to be generous to criminals that took food and money away from citizens.

    • Anonymous

      Not to mention the property, innocence, and lives they’ve stolen as well.

  • Anonymous

    “if we secure the border” – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    We are no longer a country of law.

    • Anonymous

      and Congress and the Courts are irrelevant.

      In most countries where the people are actually paying attention, a coup or revolution is not far behind.

    • Persephone

      As with everything else…they haven’t thought this one through, 22227.

      They really don’t want to see what this country looks like without laws.
      We will not go quietly into the night.

    • Anonymous

      It just keeps getting worse in this country …. I see NO solutions , other than the possibility of a repeat of another ….. … I hope I’m wrong .

  • Anonymous

    We need a congress full of fighters! and we have Boehner. Bummer.

  • Persephone

    Yeah it’s Lawlessness.

    I have thought all along that Obama studied Law and Constitutional Law…as a predator studies how to exploit its prey.
    He was a Civil Rights lawyer!
    Shakedowns are his specialty.
    And everything he has done since he usurped power took office has been predatory!

    Obama is paving the way for his dictatorship.
    His liberal media operatives have already started their drumbeat to do away with our Constitution.

    And Krauthammer, this is what we like to hear from you.
    Save your elitist postulating about the Tea Party for the beltway cocktail parties.

  • Anonymous

    Like a true Dictator …. obama showing his true colors using his IRON fist .

  • Anonymous

    It’s been outright lawlessness by every single President in US history.

  • Anonymous

    While we still can look at these sites daily:

    INTERNET:
    TrevorLoudon.com http://trevorloudon.com/
    AmericasSurvival.com http://www.usasurvival.org/
    Drudge.com http://www.drudgereport.com/
    OnceUponaTimeintheWest.com http://onceuponatimeinthewest1.wordpress.com/http://onceuponatimeinthewest1.wordpress.com/
    GulagBound.com http://gulagbound.com/

    Read:
    The Manchurian President by Aaron Klein
    Demonic by Ann Coulter
    Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson
    Witness by Whittaker Chambers (former communist)
    The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen (former FBI agent) *** (see below)

    Radio:
    Listen to Aaron Klein’s radio on Sundays 2-4 PM on ABC. He is a goldmine of information.

    DVD:
    Agenda Grinding America Down describes all the connections to the Obama administration
    Available at http://agendadocumentary.com/

  • Anonymous

    CK and it’s Gov. Palin who needs to “leave the room?”

  • He’s above the law. He would rather rule a second rate nation than honor this country with sacrifice, and has been doing his all to achieve that.

  • He’s above the law. He would rather rule a second rate nation than honor this country with sacrifice, and has been doing his all to achieve that.

  • ajcjw

    How many times have we been told this will be the “last batch”?

  • Anonymous

    ICE has always had discretion and exercising it for deserving cases – veterans for instance – does not break any law.

  • I will gladly donate a couple of vertebrae if someone will install them in John Boehner’s spine. Maybe then he will stand up to the man-child Obama. Its time to talk impeachment.

  • Anonymous

    The real question is why congress will not eforce its power as an equal branch of goverment. There are questions about the eligablitiy of this Kenyan and no one will at least question it for fear of being called a racists.

    • Anonymous

      I have a couple of ovaries I don’t need anymore, might give him some gumption.

  • NDanielson

    But Charles trusts Barry with our nuclear arsenal.

  • For crying out loud, Charles, don’t you know this “logic” and respect for this “Constitution” thingy is throwing sand in the gears of the great progressive machinery?

  • Anonymous

    Why does a law enforcement group have this discretion in the first place. It is clearly outside of the law. Discretion is intended to help people who do illegal things for good reason. Not for doing illegal things for their own benefit. It’s like letting a bank robber keep the money because it improves his economic situation.

    Obama is a disgrace and history will treat him as he deserves.

  • Anonymous

    Why does a law enforcement group have this discretion in the first place. It is clearly outside of the law. Discretion is intended to help people who do illegal things for good reason. Not for doing illegal things for their own benefit. It’s like letting a bank robber keep the money because it improves his economic situation.

    Obama is a disgrace and history will treat him as he deserves.

    • The progressives will rewrite the history.

      The collapse of America will be blamed on the Tea Party, even as Obama and the Demorats tried valiantly to fight them off.

      At this point, I have doubts that we will even have an honest election in 2012. America is almost over.

      • MarlboroJack

        James,Are you going to give up?Our Nation was born with the spent “Blood of Patriots”! My oath was to defend her from “enemies,both foreign and domestic”.

  • Anonymous

    I have posted almost this same thing repeatedly: How on earth is this executive branch getting away with ignoring existing laws and the fact that new laws have been voted down by Congress? I was taught we have 3 branches of government to prevent such happenings. True, I am getting old, but the Constitution still exists. Why is this able to happen? Who can stop this from happening and how? I’d be happy to yell and scream if I knew where to do it! I’m writing to my senators and representative daily about some issue, but so far it has not helped. I can’t believe how blase most Americans are about this administration. I don’t think jobs and money are the biggest worries we have right now. We need to worry about a government that is doing as it chooses about nearly everything.

    • Anonymous

      “How on earth is this executive branch getting away with ignoring existing laws and the fact that new laws have been voted down by Congress? ”

      Because Congress REFUSES to take action!! The Congressional GOP-weenie “leaders” should haul all of JD and ICE senior leadership in front of them and tell them if they carry out this illegal order they will face penalties including being arrested for being in contempt of Congress and cessation of all pay. Congress needs to use it’s own power instead of empowering an imperial presidency through inaction.

    • Congress began abdicating their power when they gave it to the bankers in 1913.

      And then, when we the people began electing US senators more democratically (and less concerned over the long-term survival of the USA) with the 17th Amendment, that helped close down the unmentioned 4th protective power source–the STATES.

      Finally, when FDR asked the congress for the “emergency power,” power ‘as if’ to wage war, well, they responded gladly and gave it over. This emergency power has been renewed and strengthened by every president since.

  • HammerNH

    Beltway promises of “a path to citizenship’ are simply code for amnesty for ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS.
    We already have a path to citizenship, but that path DOES NOT include border jumping.
    Go back where you came from & get in line. Line’s too long?
    TOUGH.

  • HammerNH

    Beltway promises of “a path to citizenship’ are simply code for amnesty for ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS.
    We already have a path to citizenship, but that path DOES NOT include border jumping.
    Go back where you came from & get in line. Line’s too long?
    TOUGH.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s time for Arizona to go back to court on SB 1070. The DOJ made the argument that the state was infringing on the federal law. But, if the federal government is not going to enforce the laws, border states should have the right to enforce it.

  • The Obama administration does things like this because they can. It’s no longer, “We the People.” It has become, We the Sheeple.”

    When our government fails to serve the people, it is the right of the people to replace that government and replace it by force should that become necessary. Our Countries founders did it against the most powerful military in the world with only 3% of the people doing the actual fighting. The demographics are about the same today.

    50% of the people are happy as can be because they pay no taxes and one in five are on unemployment, welfare, food stamps or other forms of government assistance. 20% simply don’t care and wish to be left alone. It will be up to the last 30% to support the 3% that will be willing to fight and die for liberty, the United States and the Constitution. I do believe that according to the latest polls, the Tea Party has the support of 30% of the people. They believe in justice, the Constitution and they also believe that our Country can be restored to it’s once great status as One Nation Under God. The time to act draws near.

  • Where’s congress?
    Where’s the Senate?
    Why have we not started impeachment proceedings?

  • Anonymous

    There you go again Charles -disgrace is not in the constitution -empeachment is -but you pundit -gate-keepers on the right won’t use the proper words will you. Keep shooting down the people that will(Sarah Palin)for your annointed RINOs and soon people will realize that you guys on the right are the real disgrace.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure Obama believes “It’s good to be the King!”

  • Anonymous

    I will give credit to Obama that he is consistent. Never is the rule of law considered in anything he does. The fact that 40% of the public approves of him indicates how low our country and citizens have sunk.

    At the end of the day this can all be very discouraging but as many know there is Hope.

  • johngalt1955

    Nothing this man does surprises me anymore, though I am completely astounded that it continues unabated. It discourages me that he was even elected. Enough was known about him before the election that any rational person would not have voted for him. That he won is a sad statement about the American public. We who care need to take back our country!

  • Native_New_Yorker

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Anonymous

    Watch Mexican consulates start handing out bogus college identification cards.

  • Anonymous

    Watch Mexican consulates start handing out bogus college identification cards.

  • If it is illegal arent they Criminals? Shouldnt Obama be arrested?

  • If it is illegal arent they Criminals? Shouldnt Obama be arrested?

  • If it is illegal arent they Criminals? Shouldnt Obama be arrested?

  • OHIO GAL

    Bravo Krauthammer!

  • OHIO GAL

    Bravo Krauthammer!

  • Mr Krauthammer is absolutely correct in describing the actions of this Socialist President, Obama.
    When people start to speak plainly about what Obama is doing, more and more Americans will stand to stop the destruction of America’s economy and future. But this plain and truthfull talk must start now.
    We are not fools to be lead to the slaughter. We founded this nation to get away from such tyranny we can do it again. This time we will learn a real lesson and be on guard in the future for such encroachments against our Constitution and freedoms.

  • Mr Krauthammer is absolutely correct in describing the actions of this Socialist President, Obama.
    When people start to speak plainly about what Obama is doing, more and more Americans will stand to stop the destruction of America’s economy and future. But this plain and truthfull talk must start now.
    We are not fools to be lead to the slaughter. We founded this nation to get away from such tyranny we can do it again. This time we will learn a real lesson and be on guard in the future for such encroachments against our Constitution and freedoms.

  • Anonymous

    kraut…good job, i like the smack down of that lady.

  • What was the name of that movie? Oh yeah, “Catch Me If You Can!”

  • Anonymous

    The problem is that we have in place the very wimps that Charles supports. Cowards, afraid to fight for America. Sarah would not tolerate stuff like this, but Charles and his croney friends. Will,Coulter,Rove, Zeigler, etc, have decided to keep principled and couragous lovers of America like Sarah out of the playing field while their favorite unprincipled flip-flopper, Romney wins. I find him way over his head in either either wisdom or integrity -however intelligent he may be.However often he strays onto the truth -like this issue. What makes him and his collective anti-Palin friends our gate-keepers?

  • Seems like I already knew Obama was doing this, since I subscribe to Numbers USA and VDARE. But saying “that if we secure the border and then try to work out some type of program to give illegals a path to citizenship, then the American people will be generous if they know this is the last batch that will need this type of program.”

    I am not that generous; in fact, this would amount to another AMNESTY anyway. This is what lots of liberals are saying, too: bulid the fence, then amnesty. WHY? Americans have too many divided loyalties. BTW, the GOP candiates rate between one D- and the rest Fs on immigration restriction (Numbers USA analysis).

  • Anonymous

    NJK, is absolutely correct as many of you are – Obama isn’t really our President – he’s a plant to take down the U.S. Corrupt billionaires such as Soros, and organizations like ACORN and SEIU put him in office even though he’s clearly not eligible. Everyone knows Obama’s birth certificate is fake, but congress and FBI won’t touch it because they’re afraid of the back lash from the first so called “black President” being a fraud! Either we take him down, or it’s over. We have a little over a year to do this, the American people better rise! Everyone pray that this Godless dictator is permanently removed!

  • Anonymous

    50 million gun owners. If you guys don’t organize and do what’s needed to be done, your guns will be gone, and then so will we!

  • Andy_Texan

    IMPEACH.

  • Want to know how the Executive branch gets away with it? Because We the People let them. If one million persons camped out at the Mall, stated their case, and didn’t go home on Sunday, but stayed put for weeks, or even months, the shenanigans would stop. It will take this kind of action to fix things; Congress will not do anything, they are bought off, and lack the spine to do what is needed.
    So, I ask everyone here: Are you willing to go, and stay for however long is necessary? As of now, Obama and company know they answer is no.

    What will it take, America?

  • Josh

    If Obama committed murder, he still wouldn’t be thrown out of office. He is untouchable.