In ignoring the constitution, Barack Obama has not only violated the law, he has usurped the powers of the Congress, spat on the rule of law, and torn the fabric of the body politic. But most importantly, he has caused harms that radiate outward like concentric rings in a pool of water. There is no way to tell who will be damaged, when or where, but damaged they will be.
By issuing a royal decree to ignore the immigration laws of the nation, Mr. Obama has prioritized the establishment of a permanent, voting Democrat majority of illegal aliens over national sovereignty, national security and the safety of Americans. Fox News has this story:
The Obama administration has admitted that an illegal immigrant and known gang member — who recently was charged in the murders of four people — was allowed to remain in the United States under President Obama’s executive actions.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was allowed in August 2013 to remain in the U.S., following his request about seven months earlier to stay under the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez.
Rodriquez acknowledged in a letter to a top Republican senator that Rangel-Hernandez’s application was approved, even though a federal crime database indicated he was a ‘known gang member.’
‘Based on the standard procedures and protocols in place at the time, the DACA request and related employment authorization should not have been approved,’ said Rodriguez, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who had raised questions about the case.
Of course, the larger question is whether the Obama Administration simply ignored those procedures and protocols in favor of Mr. Obama’s illegal immigration mandates.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, in an interview Wednesday on Fox News, declined to address the Rangel-Hernandez case specifically — or whether illegal immigrants who engage in criminal activity are being allowed to stay in the U.S. under DACA or similar executive actions. (DACA is intended to give a deportation reprieve to some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.)
‘Let me tell you what DACA is about,” Psaki told Fox News. ‘It’s not about not only giving a path [to citizenship] to individuals who are in the United States. It’s morally right. … I can’t go into detail on every specific case. This is something that there are a number of steps in place that we take to look at who benefits from it.
Un-huh. And apparently murder by illegal aliens is also now “morally right.” I wonder who the clueless Ms. Psaki thinks is benefitting from this “specific case.” And who, exactly, did this new prospective citizen kill?
Rangel-Hernandez is now charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killings in February in North Carolina of four people, including former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant Mirjana Puhar.
So, Mr. Rodriguez-Hernandez, one of the immigrants that so enrich America, according to the Obamites, has created room for four new illegal immigrants! Note that Senator Grassley is something of a master of understatement:
This statement by USCIS confirms what we have feared — that USCIS is not doing a thorough job reviewing the individuals who it allows to stay in this country under the president’s deferred action program’ Grassley said in a written statement.
‘It’s no secret that USCIS staff is under intense pressure to approve every DACA application that comes across their desk. And based on this information, it’s clear that adequate protocols are not in place to protect public safety. The fact is that this tragedy could have been avoided if the agency had a zero-tolerance policy with regard to criminal aliens and gang members.
Now wait a minute! If illegal immigrants, particularly those with no real job skills, no education, and that hail almost exclusively from south of the border and are likely Democrat voters have a more or less absolute right to American citizenship, why should “criminal aliens and gang members” be denied? Aren’t they people too? Don’t they have families? Shouldn’t they be given in-state tuition at any university?
At the time his request was considered, Rangel-Hernandez already was in deportation proceedings. He earlier came to the attention of immigration and Customs Enforcement after a 2012 arrest for marijuana possession, for which the charges were subsequently dismissed.
Oh come on now! Just because Rangel-Hernandez was “already in deportation proceedings” is no reason to deport him or anything. Besides, I’m sure there was a bureaucratic way to ignore reality and let the poor man stick around:
Rodriguez, in his letter, said there is ‘no indication’ that immigration officers were aware at that time he was a known gang member. However, he said a separate database indicated he was. He said USCIS has provided new training.
Aw. Isn’t that nice? New training. I’m sure that will make the survivors of Rangel-Hernandez’s four victims feel much better.
All too often we hear of bizarre and illegal actions by our representatives and we merely shake our heads in disgust, thinking that while they’re morally and legally wrong, they really have nothing to do with us. As this case demonstrates, that’s not the case, particularly where the actions of our messianic president are concerned.