U.S. Rep. Steve King Will Sue Obama on Amnesty

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
07/23/2012
       
U.S. Rep. Steve King Will Sue Obama on Amnesty

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says he will sue President Obama because of the president’s illegal order to stop the deportation of illegal aliens under a certain age, and that the lawsuit is within weeks of being filed.  King is ready to proceed with the legal action he has been planning against Obama, The Daily Caller reported last week. He announced his plans to sue Obama during an interview with the Des Moines Register in June.

 

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says he will sue President Obama because of the president’s illegal order to stop the deportation of illegal aliens under a certain age, and that the lawsuit is within weeks of being filed. King is ready to proceed with the legal action he has been planning against Obama, The Daily Caller reported last week. He announced his plans to sue Obama during an interview with the Des Moines Register in June.

“I think we’re talking weeks rather than months,” King told The Daily Caller of the lawsuit, which seeks to stop President Obama from unilaterally changing immigration laws passed by Congress to suit the ideological demands of the radical Left and the electoral demands of the “Latinos” in his party.

Obama made the move just 10 days before his administration partly prevailed against Arizona in the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down parts of Arizona’s tough immigration law. Now, King is one man in Congress ready to fight back.

Obama Opens the Borders

Obama invited the lawsuit when he decided on his own authority not to enforce U.S. immigration law. In mid June, he announced that his administration would stop deporting “young” illegal aliens and that they may legally work in the United States. The amnesty could apply to as many as 800,000 border jumpers, the New York Times reported. According to the Times,

Under the change, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer initiate the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, have lived here for at least five years, and are in school, are high school graduates or are military veterans in good standing.

The immigrants must also be not more than 30 and have clean criminal records.

Young people, who have been highly visible and vocal activists despite their undocumented status, have been calling on Mr. Obama for more than a year to stop deporting them and allow them to work. Many of them were elated and relieved on Friday.

Obama, whose own citizenship is also in question, ordered the deportation stay, he said, because these illegals are Americans and because Republicans blocked the passage of the DREAM Act, an amnesty for those “Americans” who meet a long list of criteria. The DREAM Act failed in the U.S. Senate in December 2010. Indeed, he made clear in his remarks in the Rose Garden that he is circumventing Congress precisely because the GOP had “blocked” the amnesty.

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