Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Biden is Not ‘faithfully executing’ Immigration Law: When Nations Fail to Control Their Borders, They Cease to Exist; Impeachable? - Biden’s Refusal, as President, to Enforce Immigration Law and Secure the Nation’s Border Deserves as Much Scrutiny as His Behavior as Vice President

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Biden is not ‘faithfully executing’ immigration law:
When nations fail to control their borders, they cease to exist
The oath all presidents take includes a promise to “faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Among other things, this means upholding the laws of our nation.
It’s worth recalling the definition of an oath: “a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise.”
When it comes to the open southern border, it could be argued, and should be argued by more members of Congress, that the president has violated his oath, which is reason enough for impeachment.
Immigration laws passed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress and signed by Republican and Democratic presidents are being ignored and thus violated by this president and his homeland security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week’s visit to Mexico by Mr. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken was window dressing and will solve nothing.
It’s also worth being reminded of what immigration laws say:
“Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.”
None of those penalties are being imposed, giving incentive for more to cross the border illegally.
Pictures of the flood of migrants making their way to the U.S. on foot and by other means — hundreds of thousands of them — are evidence our immigration laws are not being faithfully executed by the Biden administration. Some estimates put the number of migrants currently in the U.S. illegally at 11 million. --->READ MORE HERE
Joe Biden’s refusal, as president, to enforce immigration law and secure the nation’s border deserves as much scrutiny as his behavior as vice president.
The House of Representatives has launched an impeachment inquiry into whether Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, abused the powers of his office to enrich and protect his dissolute son and himself. But if Republicans are going to pursue such a step, they might have stronger grounds in focusing not only on Biden’s vice presidential deeds but also on his refusal, as president, to exercise his own powers and responsibilities—namely, by failing to enforce federal immigration laws.
A president’s most basic obligation is to enforce, or execute, federal laws as written and passed by Congress. The opening line of Article II of the Constitution declares, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” The essence of executive power is the authority—and the corresponding responsibility—to carry out the laws. If any more clarity were needed, the Constitution also states that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The current immigration crisis is largely a product of Biden’s refusal to fulfill his core constitutional duty to enforce federal laws.
Under Biden’s presidency, illegal aliens are often willingly turning themselves in to the authorities under the guise of seeking asylum, even though from fiscal year (FY) 2008 through FY 2019, only 14 percent of those claiming a credible fear were actually granted asylum. In the words of Raul Ortiz, whom the Biden administration selected as U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) chief, aliens are likely “turning themselves in because they think they’re going to be released” into the United States. This awareness of the likelihood of being released has brought a flood of illegal aliens to the American border, a flood that won’t be significantly affected by Biden's recently announced change of heart on building a few miles of border wall.
Indeed, the cause of the current migrant crisis is Biden’s refusal to detain illegal aliens as the law requires. In the words of U.S. District Court Judge T. Kent Wetherell, that refusal is “akin to posting a flashing ‘Come In, We’re Open’ sign on the southern border.” Aliens—and cartels—can hardly miss this signal, and so they have come to the border in huge numbers. Calculations by the American Main Street Initiative (where I am president), based upon U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, reveal that in just two and a half years under Biden, 1 million more encounters with noncitizens at the southwest border have taken place than in the prior eight years combined under Presidents Obama and Trump.
Many of these noncitizens have stealthily crossed the border and gotten away. In fact, Biden has already presided over more “got-aways” than his two immediate predecessors combined. Many more have been apprehended at the border and summarily released into the U.S. In December 2020 (under Donald Trump), the USBP released 17 aliens into our country. Two years later, in December 2022 (under Biden), it released 140,355—more than 8,000 times as many.
As these numbers demonstrate, a night-and-day difference exists between immigration enforcement before Biden and under Biden. Of the three most recent presidents, Biden is the clear outlier. His refusal to execute federal immigration laws is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before from any president. --->READ MORE HERE
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