DREAM Act: Obama passes amnesty by executive order

Gil Guignat
Phoenix Conservative Examiner
6/23/2011

Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order.

Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if s/he agrees to enlist in the U.S. military or enter college.

The Obama administration memo from the John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. agents now to use “prosecutorial discretion”with regard to enforcing immigration laws.

Director Morton says that Obama Administration policy directs border patrol agents not to enforce immigration laws: “When ICE favorably exercises prosecutorial discretion, it essentially decides not to assert the full scope of the enforcement authority available to the agency.”

You read that right. According to the Obama administration “favorable” enforcement means  NOT enforcing the law!

According to one of the first press reports to break this important story, the new Obama policy is cut and dry: “federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.”

The article continues at the Phoenix Conservative Examiner.

[CAJ note: The Phoenix Conservative Examiner's link appears to have expired, but here is another, clarifying, article [The DREAM act by any other name is still the DREAM act] by the author in the same publication.]

Update: POTUS the Sneak at American Thinker:

Dismissed or rejected by Congress?  No problem.  Just effect the consequences of the would-be bill by memo to regulatory or enforcement agencies.  Cap-and-trade legislation, gun regulation, net neutrality legislation — all dismissed or rejected by Congress. Undaunted, the Obama has used the EPA to try to effect carbon control, AFT to try to implement gun controls and FCC to try to effect net neutrality.

Now it is the DreamAct, twice rejected by Congress.  Just this last Friday the Obama administration issued a mandate to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to use “prosecutorial discretion” with regard to enforcing immigration laws.  According to Director Morton this means, “federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.”

Charles Krauthammer had sharp words for the Obama congressional end-run…

Also, Barack Obama is a Bad Man

Update 2: MichelleMalkin.com, Document drop: ICE memos open another door to illegal alien amnesty-by-fiat

We knew it was coming.

I’ve warned for years about illegal alien amnesty by executive fiat and the backdoor sabotage of immigration enforcement by this administration — and every one preceding it over the last two decades. I’ve also reported on how Congress issues individual deportation waivers to illegal aliens. And I’ve spotlighted the deadly “13 strikes you’re out” policies of border-state prosecutors.

On Friday, in another trademark Obama document dump, ICE issued a memo that pushes the perpetually-rejected DREAM Act for illegal alien students…

Copies of the documents are here.

Update 3: We want to remind you of this article, Congressman Gutierrez demands immigration reform by decree. Watch the video at the link.

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Update: Amnesty by executive order: Rep. Steve King to sue Obama administration over new immigration policy

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