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DAVIS: Liberal Judicial Activists Hoisted With Own Petard In Their Failed Attempt To Repeal Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

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02.09.2021

Our Constitution is clear: our elected representatives in Congress must work together to write our federal laws, and our president must faithfully execute them.

We loan each branch of our federal government specific and enumerated powers, and the Constitution’s separation of powers provides critical protections against politicians amassing too much power and turning it against us. Presidents don’t get to pick and choose which laws they will enforce and ignore based upon their personal political preferences. And presidents certainly don’t have constitutional authority to write or rewrite our laws — even if the policy results are popular. If a president doesn’t like the law, he must persuade Congress to change it. In the meantime, he must faithfully execute it.

Unless, of course, you’re President Obama. Indeed, in 2012, after nearly four years of his repeated failed efforts to persuade Congress to rewrite our immigration laws, Obama simply ignored them, pulled out his famous pen, signed a 3-page memorandum and effectively offered immigration amnesty to an estimated 1.7 million minor aliens through executive fiat.

He called this Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Two years later, he added 4.3 million illegal aliens through another short memo. He called this one Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

What was so brazen about these fiats granting immigration amnesty to up to 6 million illegal aliens was: (1) Obama........

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