While the nation’s attention is focused on the presidential election battles, the U.S. Supreme Court is quietly deliberating over an issue which will impact the very sovereignty of the United States. Recently, the nation’s highest court entertained answers from both sides of the critical illegal immigration vs. President Obama’s executive power overreach of November 2014.
The court’s decision may result in either sustaining the illegal immunity shield the president afforded millions of undocumented immigrants or earmark them for deportation. According to Fox News it was Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who issued a stern warning, stating, “If we allow a president … to make changes in the law without congressional approval, then we will end up with a perverted Constitution.”
Texas, along with 25 other states are challenging Obama’s authority to ignore congressional authority by creating what Texas Attorney General Paxton considers legislating new programs from the Oval Office. The case has been placed on hold by several lower courts.
Obama had intended to saddle the states with programs for the nearly 5 million illegal immigrants that would have cost the states possibly hundreds of millions of dollars. The Obama programs are known as known as Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and Permanent Residents (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Both were created despite congresses reluctance to enact the legislation.
With the death of Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, there is a certain possibility that the expected late June decision will end up in a 4-4 tie. If this occurs, the Obama programs initiated by his executive orders will be left null and void. In addition, the equally heinous Obama illegal action of circumventing congressional approval of budgetary matters will be left on the Supreme Court bench.
The court, which is divided concerning whether these illegal immigrants actually have a legal right conferred upon them which does not exist, seems indefensible. Yet, the liberal justices appear ready and able to stretch the true meaning of the law to deport illegal immigrants which the president swore an oath to uphold. The plain meaning of the law that allows the deportation of the estimated 11 million unauthorized lawbreakers seems to escape liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She dismisses the severe impact these illegal law breakers have on the nation’s economy. She stated at the court hearing, “If Congress really wanted not to have an economic impact, it would … allot the amount of money necessary to deport them, but it hasn’t,” reported Fox News.
Fortunately, Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s cooler and far more legally balanced approach during the hearing prevailed. Justice Kennedy challenged the president’s actually authority to implement or create new programs simply based upon Obama’s imagined discretion. He stated, “What we’re doing is defining the limits of discretion. And it seems to me that that is a legislative, not an executive act,” he said. “That seems to me to have it backwards. It’s as if the president is setting the policy and the Congress is executing it. That’s just upside-down.”
Indeed, Obama and the liberal pro-illegal immigration forces, including Justice Sotomayor, have the president’s ability to create legislative programs backwards and upside down. The president only has the constitutional authority to execute the law not create it.
When June arrives, do not be surprised if the Supreme Court decides to scuttle Obama’s legacy dream to create millions of new voters via his executive power. This may fuel a renewed GOP convention fight to build a higher fence to keep illegal immigrants or a Democrat convention fight to support an effort flood blue states with proposed legislation to give illegal immigrants the capacity, if not ability, to vote as California has done in October of 2015.
When California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1461 Motor Voter Act, illegal aliens will be able to vote and there is no legal way for the Secretary of State to verify their illegal status. Since the law is absent any safeguards to prevent illegal immigrants from voting, Governor Brown’s decision to sign the bill opens up a voting candy store of opportunity for the Democrat party.
That is why the Supreme Court decision concerning Obama’s illegal executive power overreach may only be the tip of the iceberg regarding the liberals and pro-illegal immigrant forces to marginalize America by creating a nation with no legal borders.