President Obama has opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants by retroactively annulling the laws that kept them out.
Arizona’s governor has instructed state agencies to deny driver’s licenses to them. She has said they may not sign up for the welfare state, which is limited to legal residents only.
So, which law is sovereign: the state’s or the federal government?
He signed an executive order — Congress had no say. She signed an executive order — the legislature had no say.
So, it’s one executive power grab vs. another.
What ever happened to the legislative branches?
The media are reporting Obama’s executive order as the DREAM Act. This is of course total deception. The DREAM Act legislation did not get support by the Congress in 11 years of trying. By calling an executive order promoting what Congress rejected, the Obama Administration and the media are trying to stack the deck against Congress. About 800,000 to 1,000,000 illegal aliens will remain here, eligible for state welfare.
But not in Arizona.
In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
Here is the view of Arizona’s voters.
In the past decade, Arizona voters twice approved laws denying publicly funded services, such as in-state resident university tuition rates, to illegal immigrants unless mandated by the federal government.
Will their views prevail?
Protestors took to the streets.
State Rep. Catherine Miranda, who supports the federal program, called Brewer’s action mean-spirited.
“She just continues to put obstacles in front of young people in Arizona,” the Phoenix Democrat said.
Definition: “young people” = long-term adult illegal immigrants from Mexico, mainly.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona issued the following statement:
This is yet another reason why Arizona has no business trying to regulate immigration matters,” said Alessandra Soler, executive director of the ACLU of Arizona. “Brewer is distorting federal law and inaccurately interpreting state law. This order conflicts with state and federal law because people who are granted deferred action will, in fact, have authorized presence in the United States and under Arizona law people who have authorized presence are eligible to apply for Arizona state identification. She is perpetuating the myth that deferred action applicants are somehow submitting fraudulent documents and that is completely false. Not only is she singling out young people who are eligible for deferred action, but she also is excluding other categories of non-citizens who are authorized to be in the country, including victims of domestic violence, from obtaining state-identification while their immigration applications are being processed.
Translation: “Congress is irrelevant, and the President was right to do an end run around Congress. Anything that lets illegal aliens get into the wallets of legal residents by way of Arizona’s welfare state is a good thing.”