October 17, 2012

D.A. King in the Marietta Daily Journal today – KSU should hold balanced discussion of immigration reform, but don’t hold your breath

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Marietta Daily Journal
October 17, 2012

KSU should hold balanced discussion of immigration reform, but don’t hold your breath
D.A. King

Starting Thursday Kennesaw State University is hosting a three-day “4th Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis, Conflict Management” event. Curious citizens should consider attending to hear the academic researchers “share.” (See my MDJ blog for links to the KSU event webpage and additional information).

Bring your checkbook. Exposure to the wit and wisdom of the assembled “experts” on immigration and “conflict management” will cost you up to $125. But it could be a bargain for Americans who have never seen some open borders radicals offer up their hissing, anti-enforcement arguments as members of KSU panel discussion groups.

Example? Azadeh N. Shashahani, “Immigrants Rights Director” for the Georgia ACLU, is taking a break from her work to end enforcement of American immigration laws to participate as a panelist focused on higher education for illegal aliens. Shashahani, well-known in Gold Dome committee hearings on state legislation aimed at protecting jobs and benefits for legal residents (she is vehemently against it. “Stop the Deportations! Stop the Raids! Stop 287 g!”) is also head organizer of the “Georgia Detention Watch,” an assembly of leftist groups — including Amnesty International and the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center — determined to stop immigration enforcement.

Another very appropriate panelist is Mexican citizen Adelina Nichols of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (“Stop the raids and deportations!”) who in 2003, imported speakers from the Socialist Workers Party — including a party leader, Roger Calero — to advise a meeting of “Georgians for Safer Roads,” (an organization founded by the perpetually angry anti-enforcement extremist Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials).

This was more notable before open socialism went to the White House. The goal then was Georgia driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. Or just plain “immigrants” in the dishonest Newspeak of the open borders mob.

Something you likely won’t hear at this KSU immigration conflict management event: By federal definition “immigrants” are easily separated from illegal aliens. Immigrants do not require amnesty. Again.

A similar KSU event two-years ago had one of this long-time American’s favorite titles for a panel topic: “Mayans, Mexicans, Public Policy, Applied Anthropology and the limits of Highway Safety in the Suburbs.” (Alan LeBaron, a KSU professor and an organizer of this year’s seminar). What a hoot.

This year’s winner is “Talking about Immigration: What Permissivists Need to Understand about Public Opinion.”

Umm …“Permissivists?” Head scratcher, isn’t it? Let me help. Somebody has apparently concocted a word to describe the “We want open borders, uninhibited migration is a human right…” agenda. It is no-doubt intended as a roll-off-the-tongue opposite for “immigration restrictionist” — those dastardly people who demand that immigration into the U.S. be legal, come in manageable numbers, be sustainable and that it benefit the United States of America.

Other facts you don’t get from the mainstream media and likely won’t hear from the presenting “immigration researchers” over at the third-largest university in Georgia: Regardless of the fact that more than 20 million Americans — including immigrants — are out of work, the United States takes in more legal immigrants than any other nation, more than one million annually. Or that traditional levels of immigration are around 300,000 a year.

According to the most recent data from DHS, the country that sends the most legal immigrants to this country is Mexico, with nearly twice the number of souls each year as nation No. 2. What is nation No. 2 in sending replacement future citizens and voters? It’s communist China. No. 3? India. Then the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vietnam, South Korea, Columbia, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, El Salvador, Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, Iran, Peru, Ethiopia, then, at number 20, Canada.

Or that English is an optional language in Georgia and America. Or that Georgia suffers more illegal aliens than Arizona and Georgia taxpayers reportedly spend more than $2.4 billion annually on illegal residents and their “anchor” babies. Or that while Georgia has an official unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, the Pew Hispanic Center says at least 7 percent of the state’s workforce is black-market labor. “Conflict management” indeed.

You probably aren’t going to learn that using Census Bureau data, a recent Center for Immigration Studies paper showed that in 2010, some 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households. And 23 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children lived in poverty, compared to 13.5 percent of natives. Immigrants and their children accounted for one-fourth of all persons in poverty.

KSU would do the community a service by hosting a balanced discussion of American immigration policy someday.

But don’t hold your breath.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on immigration

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October 13, 2012

Obama’s refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors

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“It’s the duties of the president. He must always uphold the law.”
– John Yoo, Berkeley law professor and former State Department attorney

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Obama’s refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors

Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens.

In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama’s moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor infractions is a matter of prosecutorial discretion.

“If there’s one case and it’s left to the prosecutor well that’s fine, but what Obama did was take a million cases and leave it up to prosecutorial discretion, “John Yoo said to FoxNews.com. “The only reason it’s under [Department of Homeland Security Secretary] Janet Napolitano’s discretion is because Obama had made his decision. If she’s doing it under her own, she would have to be fired.”

An abstract for the paper debunks the claim that the president has the Constitutional to not enforce civil laws crafted and passed by Congress.

“It’s the duty of the president. He must always uphold the law,” Yoo said, adding that the only exceptions in doing so are if laws are unconstitutional or if prosecuting them can be reasonably deemed not viable.

Officials from the White House declined to comment on the paper, referring FoxNews.com to DHS.

“The authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to exercise prosecutorial discretion, including by granting deferred action, has long been established and has been recognized by the Supreme Court,” said DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard. “This authority was reaffirmed by the Supreme Court just this year [Arizona v. United States (2012)].”

“That said, DHS’s deferred action for childhood arrivals process is only a temporary measure that does not provide a path to citizenship; Congress must still act to provide a permanent solution to fix the broken immigration system. Until Congress acts, DHS is dedicated to implementing smart, effective reforms to the immigration system that allow it to focus its resources on common sense enforcement priorities, including criminals and other public safety threats.”

In June, President Obama announced that the deporting of young, undocumented immigrants who match criteria from already-proposed DREAM Act lesgilastion would end under his administration’s watch. The effect was to put in place most of the measures in the act, but by administrative order, not through the legislative process. In August, a group of federal agents filed a lawsuit against DHS secretary Janet Napolitano, claiming that the new directive forces them to break the law.

Under the DREAM Act, illegal aliens who are eligible beneficiaries would not have faced deportation as long as they meet the following criteria:

Proof of having arrived in the United States before age 16.
Proof of residence in the United States for at least five consecutive years since their arrival date.
Register with the Selective Service if they are male.
Be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time that the bill was enacted.
Obtained a high school diploma of GED, or admitted to an institution of higher education.
Be of good moral character.
Opponents of the DREAM Act, which still has not been passed in Congress, say that it – as well as Obama’s order, encourages illegal immigration while adding economic and social burdens to the United States.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was a key backer of the DREAM Act, blasted the president’s preemption of the in June, when DHS announced policies on immigration enforcement that.

“There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future. This is a difficult balance to strike, one that this new policy, imposed by executive order, will make harder to achieve in the long run.”

“…by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/13/obama-refusal-to-deport-illegal-aliens-unconstitutional-say-law-professors/#ixzz29BqR17tP