Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced in a radio interview that he is planning to file suit to block Obama from bypassing Congress to implement his amnesty plan for 1 million (and possibly far more) illegal aliens.
King, the vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, and a good friend of SWA, has been a stalwart opponent of illegal immigration and amnesty. King last year introduced the “Birthright Citizenship Act” (H.R. 140) which would adjust Federal immigration and naturalization guidelines to prevent the “anchor babies” of illegal aliens from obtaining American citizenship.
Today, on the Mike Huckabee Show, King said he would sue to stop the new Obama amnesty plan, and that he successfully sued his own state’s governor — and won — over a similar separation-of-powers issue.
“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said “I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books.
Huckabee followed up, asking King: “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?” “That is correct,” King replied
Obama’s order grants virtual amnesty to all illegal aliens who were “under the age of 16″ when “brought here” illegally; who have resided here for 5 years; and who attended college or serve in the military. The media is parroting Administration talking point that this would affect “at most 800,000″ individuals, but House GOP data shows this deals with well over 1 million illegal aliens.
And as we earlier noted, this figure is irrelevant if the criteria of the twice-defeated DREAM Act – which Obama has adapted – would permit new border crossers, those who came here from 17-35 years old, and those presenting phony documents, to apply for amnesty under this order, and would be granted an immediate stay of deportation. This stay could then be extended indefinitely by the DHS Secretary at her own discretion and NOT subject to Congressional approval.
As a result of these ridiculous lax rules, we will likely see an immediate rush to cross the border in order to obtain fraudulent “documents” and get in on the new Obama amnesty.
Indeed, one look at the DREAM Act Facebook page shows you they are already looking across the border…
Cynthia Vela Huete : Does anyone know if this will apply or benefit the ones that have been banned and have been in Mexico since banned in Cuidad Juarez??? Thanks
We also salute Rep. King for calling out Marco Rubio for his “DREAM Nightmare” alternative plan which has exposed Rubio as a rather naive and useful tool for Obama in his pimping of this shameless amnesty.
H/T to DailyCaller for the entire King-Huckabee exchange (Audio link here).
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