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Friday, August 24, 2012
ICE Agents Sue DHS to Follow the Law
ICE Agents Sue DHS to Follow the Law Commentary by Sanford D. Horn August 24, 2012
Anarchy from within leads to chaos on the outside and
that is what is happening under the Obama administration’s DREAM-lite – and
forcing 10 federal immigration agents to sue their own bosses, their own
government, and the Department of Homeland Security.
DREAM-lite is Obama’s self-imposed dictatorial decision
that forces federal immigration and customs (ICE) agents to release upon
capture illegal immigrants who claim, whether true or not, they were brought to
the United Stated prior to age 16 by their parents. This is Obama’s backdoor
DREAM Act and amnesty for the millions of illegals whom he is attempting to
protect, allow to remain in the United States, and garner legal work permits.
Not only is this a slap in the face of every legal
immigrant, but is flaunting the breaking of the law. Unless Obama channels his
inner Richard Nixon, (“When the president does it, that means it is not
illegal.” Interview with David Frost, May 20, 1977) breaking the law should be
a one way ticket out of the White House, and we the people should not have to
wait until January 20, 2013.
Obama told the country, “If Congress does not act, I
will,” regarding his executive order to grant illegals amnesty simply because
they claim they were brought to the US before age 16 and not actually provide
proof. But this is hardly unbelievable considering this is the same Obama
administration whose Justice Department, under Eric Holder, finds requiring
voters to identify themselves at the polling places abhorrent and racist.
There is a reason the colonists broke from King George
III of Great Britain and formed “a more perfect union.” (US Constitution,
preamble) King Barack is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they
wrote the Constitution that has effectively governed the United States since
its ratification in 1789. There is a reason for the system of checks and
balances and that a president is not allowed to rule by constant executive
order or fiat. This is fifth grade civics, but far too many elected officials
have forgotten those lessons and far fewer are learning them in schools today.
There are law abiding federal immigration officers and
agents being thwarted in their attempts to do the job for which they were hired
and uphold the laws for which they were sworn to uphold. They, by doing their
jobs, are violating the executive order put in place by Obama and carried out
by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at the risk of losing those jobs.
Meanwhile, the illegals the ICE agents are forced to
release without proof of status continue to violate the laws of the United
States and are given work permits as a reward. As if unemployment isn’t high
enough in this country.
As has been asked so often before, and no doubt will be
asked again in the future, what part of illegal does not Obama, Napolitano and
all others who are complicit in breaking the laws of the United States not
understand? When will this constant flaunting of illegal behavior stop?
This is not a political issue as both major parties are
complicit in this tragedy. The Democrats are whoring themselves out to the
Hispanic community which the administration mistakenly takes for a monolithic
group. The Republicans are prostituting themselves to the businesses who hire
the illegals in an effort to pay lower wages under the table.
The illegals should be fingerprinted, photographed, and
deported to their country of origin with the caveat that should they return to
the United States they will be jailed with the cost of such imprisonment deducted
from the foreign aid given to that home country. The business owners should be
fined the equivalent cost of paying an American worker minimum wage plus
The ICE agents should not lose their jobs, nor should
they worry about losing their jobs. The rule of law must be enforced otherwise
there will be continued chaos and future anarchy. Their lawsuit should be
decided in their favor and we the people must speak our loudest on Tuesday,
Sanford D. Horn is
a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.