Monday, December 8, 2014
Congress Makes Rules of Naturalization. Period
SECTION. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
President Obama admitted to a group of hecklers:
I just took an action to change the law.
Presidents do not get to change laws. They do not get to write laws. They enforce them, or they can veto legislation and let Congress try to pass it on their own.
The heckling President Obama endured surprised him, since he had unilaterally removed, ignored, or integrated policies without Congressional approval.
Such are the consequences of populist pandering, of disregarding the rule of law. Appeasing immigration activists will never be enough. Obama has not only degraded his office and His party, but the very voters he was hoping to promote his party, the Latino vote, are only more frustrated with a President who has promised so much, delivered so little, and continues to present himself as an active fighter for the poor and down-trodden, when in consequence his policies have created more of the same.
When it comes to immigration, the Constitution could not be clearer: Congress establishes the uniform rule of naturalization.
Everyone has to abide by the same rules to become a citizen of the United States. Eighteen states are suing the President for his illegal executive orders (Florida just joined the class action case lead by Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbot. Based on the words of our nation's charter, Abbot and his fellow states have an air-tight case.
Congress makes the rules establishing immigration, the path to citizenship, the naturalization process. Period.
Posted by Arthur Christopher Schaper at 5:06 PM