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 benefits.

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, November 6.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.

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