"Unintended Consequences of Obamaâ??s Prosecutorial Deception"

Hi Gang:

Today’s commentary is predicated upon an article I wrote for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website in response to the President’s statement on June 15, 2012 in which he claimed that he decided to invoke what he said was “Prosecutorial Discretion” to provide lawful status to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.  I wrote this article just days before the United States Supreme Court handed the federal government and hence, the current administration a virtual monopoly of the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.

I will adress the Supreme Court decision within the next few days, but what needs to be understood is that our immigration laws and our borders are both our first line of defense and our last line of defense against a host of threats and challenges our nation currently faces.  Everything from national security and criminal justice- including community safety to the economy- including unemployment, the environment, healthcare- including public health and education are getting hammered because, for decades our so-called political leaders have done the bidding of the open borders advocates whom I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Anarchists!”

In my commentary for CAPS I cited an Op-Ed that I wrote for the Fox News Latino website that was posted on that website on Sunday, June 17, 2012, just two days after President Obama stood before the microphones of the White House Rose Garden and declared that he would single-handedly do what Congress failed to do- provide de facto lawful status for what he claimed was an illegal alien population of 800,000 illegal alien “children.”  My piece for the Fox News Latino website bore the title:   

“Obama Invokes Prosecutorial Discretion to Circumvent Constitution and Congress”

Here is the link to that article:

The very same day that Obama claimed that his plan would involve 800,000 such aliens, the Pew Hispanic Center published a study that claimed that some 1.4 million aliens would be eligible to participate in this outrageous program.  In my opinion, the Pew Hispanic Center often provides unrealistically low estimates of the number of aliens who are present in our country.  Yet that organization estimated that nearly twice as many illegal aliens would be placed on an equal footing with lawful immigrants and United States citizens who are desperately seeking employment to support themselves and their families!  Meanwhile not a single application had yet been filed- let alone adjudicated!

I urge you to read both the Op-Ed I wrote for Fox News Latino as well as my article for CAPS. 

The fact of the matter is that the proposal of the President to betray American workers of every race, religion and ethnicity is supposed to be greeted by open arms by the mythical “Latino voters” according the talking heads and pundits on nearly every news program!  Is it not remarkable that these same “journalists” would howl at the mere suggestion that any sort of profiling by law enforcement is justifiable yet they are quick to engage in arguably the most insidious form of profiling by claiming that cowardly politicians who are desperate for votes must provide millions of illegal aliens with pathways to citizenship which would not only undermine the working families of America but the security of our nation as well?  Incredibly, all too many of these cowardly politicians then go on to support such flawed legislation- likely because they have bought the false and counterintuitive arguments about the way that they need to support legislation that would make those voters more likely to lose their jobs!

If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation! 

All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!

We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.

This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!

You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

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Unintended Consequences of Obama’s Prosecutorial Deception

the past two weeks politicians, the media, pundits and others have
attempted to provide their perspectives on the travesty that President
Obama foisted on us on Friday, June 15th when he announced
that he would, in essence, provide employment authorization to, in his
estimate, 800,000 illegal aliens he said were sometimes referred to as
“DREAMERs.” in an obvious reference to the DREAM Act.  It must be
remembered that while the President claimed that he was taking the
unusual step of issuing executive orders to provide “young kids” with
employment authorization because Congress had failed to act, he was
compelled to take these actions.  However, Congress DID act. They acted
decisively to defeat the DREAM Act and Comprehensive
Immigration Reform.  In fact, a majority voted “Nay” on the DREAM Act
because they properly determined that the legislation was not worthy of

It is a sad day when the President of the United States misuses his
office to mislead Americans by falsely characterizing Congressional
actions as a “failure to act.” He then uses these false assertions to do
an end-run around the legislative process and, in so doing, the

In an Op-Ed on Fox News Latino from June 17th, I focused
on the many misleading and false statements contained in the President’s
remarks and in his proposed executive orders.  I mentioned that what he
referred to as the use of ‘Prosecutorial Discretion” should really be
referred to as “Prosecutorial Deception!”

The unintended consequences of this action are numerous. First, we
are often told that illegal aliens do the work Americans won’t do.  In
reality it is not that Americans won’t do most of those jobs, it is that
American and lawful immigrant workers would not be willing to work
under the substandard conditions for wages that won’t enable them to
support themselves and their families.  This is about exploitation of a
desperate and vulnerable workforce: illegal aliens.

Back in 1986 when the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was
enacted and nearly 4 million illegal aliens were provided with lawful
status, they often lost their jobs that they had been doing when they
demanded, of their employers, that they be paid “on the books” and that
they be paid prevailing wages.  This is not conjecture on my part, I was
an INS Special Agent back then and my colleagues and I took the phone
calls made by innumerable aliens who were irate over their loss of their
jobs to illegal aliens.  The employers did not do without workers
however; they simply hired newly arrived illegal aliens, thus starting
the cycle over again.

What has not been made clear is whether or not aliens who have been
granted employment authorization under Obama’s executive action would be
immediately eligible for unemployment benefits.  This is an important
matter because if huge numbers of these aliens were to lose the jobs
that they had been doing when they demand prevailing wages and proper
working conditions, they would then be able to apply for and receive
unemployment benefits.  Where would the money to pay for this come from?

Next, you should consider that at the moment an alien is granted
employment authorization, that alien would immediately be eligible to
apply for a Social Security card and a driver’s license from the state
where that alien has been residing.  The driver’s license is the de
facto national identity document for the United States.  These licenses
enable those to whom they are issued to have access to airplanes and
both corporate and government office buildings.

Illegal aliens who are attempting to hide criminal histories or links
to terrorist organizations in their home countries or other countries
would seek to obtain employment authorization and consequently driver’s
licenses and other identity documents in false names.  Again, this is
not conjecture but something that I observed innumerable times during my
thirty-year career with the INS and something that the 9/11 Commission,
to which I provided testimony, noted in the final report.

Finally, the aliens who will have been issued employment
authorization will be able to take jobs that have potential national
security implications.  Again, if the huge numbers of aliens who are
processed are able to game the beleaguered bureaucracy of USCIS and
acquire official identity documents under false names, the potential
exists that those affiliated with criminal or terrorist organizations
would be able to acquire jobs in such critical venues.

First and foremost, our immigration laws are intended to protect
American lives and American jobs.  If the administration follows through
on the ill-conceived plans articulated by the President, both will be
put in grave jeopardy because of his use of “Prosecutorial Deception!”