Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin

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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Josh
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Josh

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

Mark Dietzler
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Mark Dietzler

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?

Andy_Texan
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Andy_Texan

IMPEACH.

Anonymous
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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!

Anonymous
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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!

Patrick Sullivan
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Patrick Sullivan

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
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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?

Russell A
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Russell A

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

odin147
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odin147

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

Elaine Kees
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Elaine Kees

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.

Elaine Kees
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Elaine Kees

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.

OHIO GAL
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OHIO GAL

Bravo Krauthammer!

OHIO GAL
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OHIO GAL

Bravo Krauthammer!

Mitch
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Mitch

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

Mitch
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Mitch

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

Mitch
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Mitch

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Watch Mexican consulates start handing out bogus college identification cards.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Watch Mexican consulates start handing out bogus college identification cards.

Native_New_Yorker
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Native_New_Yorker

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

johngalt1955
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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!

Anonymous
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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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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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.

Chris
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Chris

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

Mr. W
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Mr. W

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… Read more »

Anonymous
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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.

HammerNH
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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
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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
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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
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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.

James Benson
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James Benson

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
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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
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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
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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.

Patrick Sullivan
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Patrick Sullivan

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.

Ned Reid
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Ned Reid

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?

NDanielson
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NDanielson

But Charles trusts Barry with our nuclear arsenal.

Anonymous
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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
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Anonymous

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

Mike Florey
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Mike Florey

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
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Anonymous

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

ajcjw
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ajcjw

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

Suzane
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Suzane

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.

Suzane
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Suzane

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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

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