executive order imperial decree was just issued by the president:
On Friday Obama announced that the United States would no longer deport immigrants under 30 who are living in the country illegally as long as they arrived prior to turning 16, lived in the country for five years, graduated from high school or earned a GED or are serving in the military.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, young people who were brought to this country as children, are not felons and meet other criteria will now be eligible to receive "deferred action for a period of two years" on their deportation, their status will be reviewed in two years and, in the meanwhile, they will be eligible to apply for work authorization.This action is in direct conflict with the US Constitution 101: Article 2, Section 3, Clause 4 -- unless of course:
“[Taking] care that the laws be faithfully executed” means:Hope n' Change got it right. Go read that blog's article that accompanies this excellent cartoon.
a) Enforcing laws one does not like, anyway.
b) Changing laws one does not like through the legislative process.
c) Ignoring laws one does not like.
d) Making up “discretionary powers” to bypass Congress for laws one does not like.
e) Making up “discretionary powers” to execute policies that Congress rejects.
f) Delegating pseudo-lawmaking powers to the Executive-Branch bureaucracy.
g) a and b
h) c through f
i) Constitution? We don’ need no stinkin’ Constitution.
H/T: Curmudgeonly & Skeptical