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… What I Think : POTUS & Exec Amnesty [#illegal immigration]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. let me start first , I am strongly in favour of legal immigration . I am also in favour of a great deal of expansion thereof …

.. however , I believe that our borders must be made as secure as possible , first , before doing so ..

.. then , and only then , can the legalization of illegal immigrants can and / or should be considered …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. this post will deal with the ” amnesty ” issue , first . Can POTUS do so ?? …

.. Yes , barely , but …

.. legally , he can eliminate the criminal liability for the act . That is covered under the pardons & reprieves clause of the Constitution . That act is one that POTUSes have had since the beginning of the Republic ..However , that does not cover the possibility of deportation .

.. The act of deportation is a civil act , not a criminal act . The individual illegal immigrant still carries the civil liability under immigration law for being in the U.S.A. illegally . Thus , they can still be kicked out , even if the criminal liability has been removed by a pardon or reprieve …

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… It is An Abuse of Power [Obama ‘ s Abuse of the ” Pardon ” power] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 1st,2014

.. what Bill Clinton did at the end of his time was distasteful . It may have been borderline illegal . However , it may well be kosher …

.. with Barack Obama , it is a different story ..

.. [h/t — NiceDeb]..
.. [link] to Megyn Kelly ‘ s interview footage with former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy ..

.. I would highly recommend that you watch the interview footage . It is an intriguing interview , and very opinionated . I agree with Andrew , it is a gross abuse of the pardon power …

.. if POTUS wants to change the law , then he should submit the changes that he would like to see happen to Congress . He should learn how to bargain and reach for what he really wants . He does not have to grossly abuse the powers and duties of his office to pull stunts like this piece of crap …

.. the numbers on this one could really get out of hand . I am thinking that it could soar into the tens of thousands . When Jimmy Carter issued conditional pardons to Vietnam – era draft evaders and resistors , the numbers reached up to near 45 , 000 . There have been more , though ..

.. The times after our Civil War were something to behold . President Lincoln had been assassinated , just 5 weeks into his second term . What most had not realized at the time (immediately) was that he had run on a Union ticket with Tennessee Democrat Andrew Johnson . When Lincoln died , Johnson became President . The strife that marked his term was immense . When he was about to leave office , Johnson did something that was gutsy . He pardoned all of the Confederate army veterans . All of them . Estimates ran to about 750 , 000 men that were pardoned . There was nothing that Congress could do …

.. Ironoically , given the calls post – war , there was only one Confederate soldier who was tried by military tribunal for war crimes … Major Henry Wirz , the commander of the Andersonville prison camp in Georgia , was the one and only one who was tried . He was convicted and was subsequently executed for his acts …

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… His Lordship may have the Power …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 28th,2014

.. but it does not mean that it is right ..

.. my understanding is that His Lordship (Obama) is planning to grant clemency (possibly even reprieves , or even pardons) to hundreds , thousands , possibly even tens of thousands of criminals . Well , under the U.S. Constitution , he does have that power ..

.. it does not mean that it is right ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview footage [interview of Andrew McCarthy by Megyn Kelly on FNC’ s ” the Kelly File . ”

.. more to come on this one …

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… What Do I think [Obama and Amnesty] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. unless a massive screwup occurs , the GOP will control both Houses of Congress after the November elections …

.. [-] the House — I believe that the GOP will add seats . How many ? I am not sure on that one , yet . it is too early to tell . My best guess is around 8 to 10 to 12 seats . That would not be too bad , because that would boost the GOP majority to about 245 seats . A healthy and manageable majority , no doubt …

.. could it be more , yes . but I doubt it …

.. [-] the Senate — at the rate things are going , the GOP is going to have a healthy majority , of al least 52 seats . I am thinking that it could be much more . If this election is a wave , somewhat like 2010 , it will be the Senate races that are affected the most , and give the GOP pickups that no one would expect , like Oregon (which I expect) and Minnesota (which I do not)…

.. it matters , because of what is about to follow …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Obama is going to grant ” amnesty ” by executive action after the election before the new congress takes office . Yes , it does matter . I will tell you why …

.. he can legally relieve illegals of the criminal offense , being in the country illegally . POTUS can grant pardons , clemency , and reprieves . It is in the U.S. Constitution , and there is nothing that anyone can do about it …

.. however , he cannot administratively change the law to grant those illegals citizenship . He may want to , and may even try to do so . I do not believe that he has the legal authority to change the immigration law . No president does . It is covered by separation of powers , among other things . He may well still try , though . That is where the change in Congress matters …

.. if and when he does , he will trigger impeachment proceedings . He will also just about cook the DemoCraps ‘ goose in 2016 . Back to that some other time . The House Judiciary Committee can conduct an impeachment inquiry during the current congress during the lame duck session . Committee proceedings can continue . Especially if he does a jackhole  stunt like this . I half expect him to try to do so , especially now .

.. In addition , it would go to the D.C. Appeals Court , which , unfortunately , has been stacked with his cronies . However , the U.S. Supreme Court has not . The Conservatives would not stand for this abuse of power . Neither would Anthony Kennedy . Neither I believe would Steven Breyer . I doubt the liberals would , either , but given the polarization , who knows . Obama ‘ s admin action will be struck down …

.. Rememer , he can relieve illegals of the criminal act . He can also stop deportations . That one would create a huge uproar , all by itself . However , he cannot change immigration law , all by himself , as much as he would like to do so . Even if he would try , his act would be struck down at lightening speed by the courts . They would not dilly – dally around , taking months . They would take maybe a few weeks , at most …

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