It’s one thing to admit over 22 times that you can’t take an executive action. Or to violate the U.S. Constitution’s Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 (Congress has the enumerated power to establish rules on naturalization). Or defy a federal court judge’s decree that your executive action is unconstitutional. But it is a completely different thing to actually threaten law enforcement agents if they do not enforce an unconstitutional act.
Such has happened in our America.
As reported by The Weekly Standard — and something tells me you won’t read about this from liberal progressive media outlets — “President Obama warned workers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on immigration on MSNBC. According to the White House pool report, President Obama was asked for reassurance that people wouldn’t be deported as the legal battle over the executive amnesty plays out in the courts.”
“Until we pass a law through Congress, the executive actions we’ve taken are not going to be permanent; they are temporary. There are going to be some jurisdictions and there may be individual ICE official or Border Control agent not paying attention to our new directives. But they’re going to be answerable to the head of Homeland Security because he’s been very clear about what our priorities will be,” Obama said, according to a partial transcript provided by the pool reporter. “Not only are we going to have to win this legal fight.. but ultimately we’re still going to pass a law through Congress. The bottom line is I’m using all the legal power invested in me in order to solve this problem.” “If somebody’s working for ICE … and they don’t follow the policy, there’s going to be consequences to it.”