Ten employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are suing the Obama administration to block a new program to let many young illegal immigrants avoid deportation and get a work permit.
“If [then-Obama communications director] Robert Gibbs started running a [independent political expenditure group] and I called Robert Gibbs and said, ‘Stop running ads on my behalf,’ are you suggesting I would have no influence over Robert Gibbs?”
A detailed timeline being released this week by a leading anti-illegal immigration group documents what the organization describes as a pattern by the Obama administration of looking the other way on immigration enforcement.
Last January, in the final days of the Bush administration, the Department of Labor finalized new regulations intended to streamline the H-2A agricultural guest worker visa program. Then in March 2009, the Obama administration tried to suspend those regulations but was stopped short by a federal court order. Undaunted on their mission to issue anti-business regulations that are impossible to use, the Department of Labor has now circumvented the federal court ruling and has issued its own H-2A regulations, effective since Monday, March 15th.
This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who’d donate to the president’s opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having “less-than-reputable” records.
History indicates that whenever the Congress of the United States farms out its immigration policy powers to other entities there is only one result: U.S. borders are opened still further to admit more migrants into the United States.
This book is more about the man — his hubris, his arrogance, his naiveté — than it is about his ideology because the author, a member of the insider Council on Foreign Relations, an influential group that promotes the diminishing of our country’s constitutional structure and the ceding of U.S. sovereignty to a transnational global government such as the United Nations, no doubt shares that ideology.