Obama’s Vacation Is Over! House Leadership Promises Oversight Hearings on His Back Door Amnesty

Published on September 6th, 2011

Credit Arizona governor Jan Brewer with the best line regarding President Barack Obama’s duplicity about creating jobs.

Said Brewer: "We all thought the president had a jobs plan but didn’t realize it was for illegal aliens."

Brewer’s reference to Obama’s "jobs plan" is his recently devised immigration amnesty scheme that he sprung on an incredulous nation just before he left for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and while Congress was on recess. In concert with the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, Obama is canceling the deportation orders of as many as 300,000 detained non-criminal illegal aliens. Presto, the aliens’ status goes from actively in deportation proceedings to free. [Obama’s Immigration Directive to Face Congressional Hearings, by Elise Cooper, American Thinker, September 1, 2011]

Whether the liberated aliens will ultimately get work permits is unclear. But those who lobby for illegal immigrants and more entitlements for them—the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and the National Council of La Raza among many others—will be pushing hard on their behalf.

The ongoing but erroneous assumption is that illegal immigrants do work that Americans will not or traditionally have not done. But Congressman Elton Gallegly (R-CA) who also holds the title of chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy hopes that Obama will understand that millions of Americans trying to feed their families would take fallback jobs and that it’s wrong to assume that illegal immigrants take only jobs that American workers do not want. Many easily filter into mainstream employment.

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) goes even further than Gallegly in his denunciation of Obama’s directive. Calling Obama’s backdoor amnesty "…crazy since Americans are suffering with unemployment hovering nationwide around 10 percent. This is a finger in the eye of unemployed Americans. The goal should be to create jobs for Americans not illegals.  He is displacing American workers at a time when they need jobs the most."

Obama’s moment of accountability on his unconstitutional back door amnesty is fast approaching. As soon as Congress reconvenes, the House will hold oversight hearings centered on Obama’s subversion of existing immigration law.

Gallegly will focus on how Obama selectively enforces certain laws by picking and choosing. During the hearings, Gallegly wants to demonstrate to Americans "…that those the president claims to protect, the most vulnerable in our society, are the ones he is hurting more than anyone. We need to eliminate the carrots, the incentives, and the rewards for violating the laws.  One of my jobs is to provide information to inform the American people about the real impact. The lack of laws is not the problem, but rather the lack of enforcement."

The hearings will put the Obama White House on the hot seat and will force the president as well as his allies to defend his indefensible back door amnesty travesty.

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