Our borders are porous, and millions of illegal aliens are pouring across, not only by jumping the fence and rushing through border points. Recently the DHS chauffeured in busloads of Somali Muslim refugees requesting political asylum. N.B. The Boston Marathon bombers were in the US on asylum from Chechnya. It is difficult to estimate the actual size of the illegal immigrant population, because the individuals come in quickly and disperse among the general population. But some National surveys and other sources of data suggest that the number may range 7 million to 20 million. These refugees are being sponsored by organizations like world relief and the national immigration forum, funded by George Soros. Undoubtedly, most come for economic opportunity, but it is unknown how many illegals have criminal backgrounds.
On the surface, this seems like madness; but there is a method in it. The Democrats are in shambles and in danger of losing power in all branches of government. Costly Liberal policies and programs, such as Obamacare, are widely unpopular, and Obama’s use of Executive Action teeters on the precipice of illegality. Realistically, the Democrats fear they will lose the votes of legal citizens. Thus they seek to dilute the power of legal voters by importing a new base for the Democrats. It is no secret that President Obama would like to confer amnesty on illegal aliens, thus creating millions of new voters dedicated to the party that granted it. But only Congress can grant amnesty, therefore, the Obama Justice Department employs a different, simultaneous strategy: securing the illegal vote.
Obama said that he wanted to make voting “easier” by making it mandatory that voters automatically cast votes for their registered party. To which party will all these illegals be registered? As a matter of record, both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch have stated: “Citizenship to illegals is a ‘civil right’!” Nowhere in US laws may citizenship be automatically or arbitrarily conferred. Citizenship has parameters and a process that must be met; illegality nullifies the process. War is being waged against the American Voter.
There is a strategy. First, secure residence for illegals. In November, 2014, President Obama issued a Directive to The Department of Homeland Security withholding enforcement of existing immigration laws that call for deportation. The Federal government is also blocking enforcement at the state and local level. In a primetime address announcing the program, Obama urged unauthorized aliens meeting the relevant criteria to “come out of the shadows” and stated that he was offering “the following deal”: anyone meeting the program’s criteria was “not going to be deported.”
Shortly after the Directive was issued, Obama admitted, “I just took an action to change the law,” and later explained, “We’ve expanded my authorities.” Obama also confirmed that the Directive is not tentative: Any “individual ICE officials or border patrol who aren’t paying attention to our new directives” would “be answerable to the head of the [DHS],” and if employees “don’t follow the policy, there are going to be consequences to it.” Obama said he would veto any bill ending the program.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, filed suit in December on behalf of Texas and 26 other states opposed Obama’s executive action and obtained a temporary injunction as the states’ lawsuit moves forward. In his 123 page opinion, Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration from implementing the deferred deportment program stating, “The DHS was not given any ‘discretion by law’ to give 4.3 million removable aliens what the DHS itself labels as ‘legal presence. In fact, the law mandates that these illegally-present individuals be removed.”
The injunction is against Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. The program allowed undocumented parents of lawful U.S. citizens or permanent residents to defer deportation and seek job benefits and would protected the deportation of people brought into the country illegally as children. Thus, the DHS had adopted a new rule that substantially changes both the status and employability of millions. These changes not only affect the enforcement of immigration law. It also qualifies illegals for benefits, including driver’s licenses, which would in turn confer illegal voter rights via motor-voter registration, Social Security and Medicare, Earned Income Tax Credit and unemployment insurance, all at taxpayer expense and at unknown cost. Reportedly, even Trey Gowdy is trying to get the costs for refugee resettlement in South Carolina.
The Justice Department is now appealing the Texas decision. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a middle-of-the-night statement, “The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws — which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system.”
Out of a natural generosity, many Americans do not oppose immigration. Our country has a lot to offer honest, hard-working people who want a better life here. But Obama’s Justice Department does not have charity in mind. It employs a gradual strategy, through executive action and the courts, first to secure what is called “Lawful Presence (LP)” via “deferred action (DA),” then to grant work permits, and driver’s licenses with motor-voter registration, and ultimately a path toward citizenship for millions of illegals, enabling their voter base to grow geometrically almost overnight.
The excuse for granting LP is political asylum, step two in the strategy, which will place the camel’s nose inside the tent. After securing LP, the Federal Government mandates that states allow illegals driver’s licenses. As anyone knows, when applying for a driver’s license, one is repeatedly asked to register to vote using the Federal form from which the check box for citizenship verification has been removed.
To combat this step, Kansas and Arizona required separate proof of citizenship from registering voters. Eric Holder then brought a case against them to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which ruled that Kansas could not require proof-of-citizenship documents—usually a birth certificate or passport—from persons who register to vote using a federal voter registration form. The court also said that a Federal agency does not have to alter the form to fit Kansas requirements. In effect, this blocked states from enforcing their own voter eligibility laws, even though the Constitution allows states this discretion. As their reason for this bad ruling, the court cited that the States failed to show that requiring proof of citizenship in any way decreased fraudulent voting. This is legal mumbo jumbo. Illegal voting is fraudulent and every illegitimate ballot cast nullifies a legitimate one. The only way to prevent fraud is to require proof of eligibility. It should be unnecessary to prove the need for this obvious protection.
And the threat is real. In an article entitled “Tracking the Non-Citizen Vote,” authors Jesse Richman and David Earnest suggested that non-citizens can and have decided elections. The article states, “Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.”
The Plaintiff States have stood on three independent grounds of exorbitant costs of administering various benefits, driver’s licenses, illegal voter rights, education, law-enforcement and healthcare costs. This last category is particularly troubling. Obamacare’s employer mandate and corresponding penalties do not apply when employers hire those designated as DA or DAPA, making it cheaper for employers to hire illegals than legal citizens.
The very nature of this attempt is to defraud American citizens out of their right to control the outcome of elections by buying the votes of illegal aliens invited here by the Obama administration. This constitutes vote buying, which is strictly illegal and prosecutable by imprisonment. These efforts to place illegals into the voting booth would effectively dilute the power of authentic citizens to run their own country.
This must change, but how? First, states must clean up their voter registration databases, removing duplicate records, deceased voters, felons, people who have moved, and all non-US citizens. The best way to remove illegals from voter rolls is to require proof of citizenship as Kansas and Arizona wanted to do and as the Constitution allows. Another step is to compare citizenship and registration databases. A recent comparison of registered voter lists versus lists of people begging out of jury duty by claiming to be non-citizens yielded the names of thousands of non-citizens voting. In one case, a concerned citizen who wrote to me said, “I was so concerned that I contacted my Supervisor of Elections, in Osceola County, FL, and she would NOT supply me with lists of registered voters and lists of people getting out of jury duty by claiming to be non-citizens. They even had a lawyer tell me to mind my own business or else. I then told my story to Judicial Watch, but they said that their response was normal, wrong, but normal. They have been fighting a long and hard battle with the Obama Justice Department, and have some good results.”
Judicial Watch has the put forth a petition for election integrity. According to their website, “2008 and 2010 election samples showed that over 14% of non-citizens were registered to vote. We can stop this by demanding that all election laws be enforced.” I signed the petition.
An effort must also be made to change the motivation of illegals to jump our borders. One step would be to prosecute any and every business owner who hires illegal aliens, levying fines and even imposing brief jail sentences. A second step would be a Constitutional Amendment that clearly states:
(1) that ALL provisions of the Dream Act be immediately neutralized; and that immigration to the US must always be legal; that illegal immigration be punishable by jail and deportation; and that the law must be followed to the letter by states and Federal agencies responsible for enforcement, without exception;
(2) that all immigrants already here illegally immediately register with ICE on penalty of prison and deportation; and that the disposition of illegal aliens already here will be made on a case by case basis;
(3) that anyone who is already here illegally may NEVER obtain citizenship, even if ultimately they are allowed to remain in the US;
(4) that no child born in the US of an illegal alien parent will be granted automatic citizenship;
(5) that children under the age of 18 who are here illegally must apply for residence permission; and that eventually, said persons may become eligible for earned citizenship;
(6) that illegal aliens are NOT entitled to taxpayer-subsidized welfare, free medical insurance, or in-state tuition.
All actions by a corrupt and lawless Obama should be immediately enjoined and all such programs put on hold until Congress and the Courts can decide whether they will result in permanent damage to the US in exorbitant costs, threats to national security, and assaults on US legal voter integrity.
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