by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015, Co-Founder, CombatVeteransForCongress

On November 20, 2014, Obama announced that he was taking action “on his own” to “fix our broken immigration system” rather than waiting for Congress to perform its constitutionally-mandated act of passing a law. The U.S. Constitution does not bestow law-making ability on the executive branch of government. Nevertheless, and despite a federal judge’s initial ruling to stay his executive actions on immigration, Obama insists that “the law is on our side.”

(Feb. 18, 2015) — Since he came to office, Obama has been ignoring, rewriting, delaying, and breaking the nation’s federal immigration laws under the guise of “immigration reform.”  Immigration reform “starts” with securing the wide-open southern border and enforcing immigration laws at the same time.  Any member of Congress or candidate for President in 2016 who doesn’t support closing the southern border and enforcing the law should be defeated at the polls in November 2016.

Obama has proclaimed for six years that he cares about the American union worker, the unemployed minority workers, and the middle class, yet he gave orders to DHS to issue 5 million work permits and Social Security numbers to illegal aliens who would end up taking millions of jobs away from the 90 million unemployed American citizens, union workers, and taxpayers who are desperate for a job.  Issuance of work permits and Social Security numbers would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, which will then facilitate them in their ability to illegally register to vote, which is likely one of the Obama administration’s goals.

In North Carolina the Registry of Voters did what every state should do; they compared the list of voters registered to vote against the Federal Immigration Database.  The cross-check of the first 10,000 voters found 1,425 likely non-citizens registered to vote, including 109 illegal alien “Dreamers.”  Almost ten percent of the non-citizens who registered to vote did so when they applied for and received their driver’s license at the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the problem is nationwide.  To prevent voter fraud in 2016, all state election officials should compare the list of registered voters in their respective states against the Federal Immigration Database and closely scrutinize whether or not illegal aliens are registering to vote at the same time they are applying for drivers’ licenses.  In the last national election, over 7 million voters voted in two states, and an unknown number of illegal aliens voted illegally.

In addition to registering to vote illegally, because of the provisions of Obama’s executive actions on immigration, each illegal alien will be able to file for and received a refund check from the IRS for a $24,000 income tax credit that will cost the American taxpayers $150 billion in one year (how many loyal Americans paying their taxes are receiving a refund check for $24,000 from the IRS?).  Obama’s executive actions would also allow for each illegal alien to apply for visas for their family members in their countries of origin.  It is conservatively estimated that each illegal alien would be applying for visas for 10+ relatives, which would mean that the 5 million illegal who are covered by Obama’s executive actions will seek 50+ million visas for new illegal alien family members.  Their relatives will then enter the United States to compete with 90 million unemployed Americans citizens for scarce jobs.

Currently, the immigration system is overloaded, dealing with 12.5+ million illegal aliens.  Those numbers consist of 150,000+ illegal alien children from Central America with infectious diseases who were allowed to enter without being properly quarantined; the 6 million Syrian Muslim immigrants from a number of UN Resettlement Programs whose backgrounds were not investigated for terrorist ties and were given a fast track for U.S. Citizenship; the 1.5 million “Dreamers” up to “age 31” whose backgrounds were not properly investigated for residency; the 5 million illegal aliens being given a pathway to U.S. Citizenship by Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions without interviewing them on their backgrounds and claim of five-year residency. A number of those 12.5 million illegal aliens will be undermining the health and safety and the national security of the United States.

The pressure placed on the overly stressed and fragile immigration system dealing with 12.5 million illegal aliens will eventually crash if it has to process an additional 50 million new illegal alien relatives.  There are not enough qualified intelligence analysts to evaluate the backgrounds of so many new illegal aliens.  The U.S. Congress passed a bill to employ the power of the purse to defund Obama’s executive actions; the bill is in the Senate being filibustered by the Democrats.

In response to a lawsuit filed by attorneys general in 26 states, calling the executive actions on immigration unconstitutional, a U.S. Federal District Judge in Texas issued an injunction that restrained the DHS from carrying out that the executive actions and halted the issuance of work permits and dispersing of Social Security numbers. The Congress should also take action to prevent the IRS from giving each of the 5 million illegal aliens a check for $24,000—it is gross abuse of Executive power by the occupant in the Oval Office.

A report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), released in response to its Freedom of Information Request made to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), stated that for six years, the Obama administration has been issuing millions of work permits over and above the annual legal limits set by Congress and by federal immigration regulations.  The CIS found that federal records showed that from 2009-2014, the USCIS illegally issued 5,461,568 new work permits to illegal aliens over and above those issued annually to 1.1 million legal immigrants and 700,000 guest workers that the Congress and current immigration law have authorized each year.

Obama has demonstrated for six years that he doesn’t support the fundamental requirement that a nation must have secure international borders.  Secure international borders are the first line of defense against invading enemies, radical Islamic terrorists, and drug/human smuggling criminals.  Obama has not supported the closure of the southern border with the same type of border fence that “has eliminated illegal immigration” in the San Diego Sector.  Now there is a new Border Fence Bill, HR 399, called the “Secure Our Border First Act,” supported by the Obama administration; it will “only” extend the secure border fence “20 miles”, while 1200 miles of the southern border will remain wide open with no controls at all.   HR 399 is designed to mislead the American voters; it must be changed to extend a secure border fence (a 700-mile secure border fence was previously authorized and funded by Congress, but for six years Obama has refused to build the funded 700 miles of secure border fence to close a portion of the 1200-mile southern border with Mexico).

There are not adequate staff members or a proper review process in place to properly investigate the backgrounds of the latest influx of Muslim immigrants to ensure they have no terrorist ties or criminal records.  It has been reported that with the latest arrival of 75,0000 Muslim immigrants from the UN Resettlement Program, Al Qaeda and radical Islamic terrorists have been infiltrating the foreign refugee camps operated by the UN in order to sneak into the U.S. along with thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees.  All of the Syrian refugees will be included in Obama’s fast-track program so they can quickly obtain U.S. citizenship.   In the below-listed article, a senior FBI official admitted that the United States is finding it virtually impossible to screen out Islamic terrorists who are hiding among the 75,000 Syrian Muslim refugees being admitted by Obama.  Obama has accepted more Muslim Refugees from the UN Resettlement program than all the other nations in the world combined, and according to Greek Catholic Relief Agencies, the U.S. has refused to accept 300,000 Syrian and Assyrian Christian Refugees seeking resettlement.

Is the U.S. Border Patrol carrying out its stated mission under the Obama regime?

Obama has imposed new restrictive orders on the U.S. Border Patrol and ICE that has tied their hands, preventing them from implementing existing federal immigration law and specifically, securing of the southern border to apprehend and deport illegal aliens.  Obama’s orders to DHS have prevented ICE from apprehending and deporting the massive influx of illegal alien children from Central America with infectious diseases and made it very easy for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and terrorists to walk across the border.  According to Judicial Watch,  the Obama administration has also ordered all Border Patrol Agents to stop apprehending illegal aliens who have been detained for drunk driving and at traffic stops.  ICE officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing federal immigration laws.

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations of aliens who are unlawfully present have ceased (Obama’s deportation statistics are padded and deceptive, as nine border stations have been closed.  More than 1,000,000 ICE deportation cases were closed by the Obama administration, and 900,000 illegal aliens ordered to be removed by federal courts remain in the United States, with 160,000 being convicted criminals).  Last year 36,007 convicted criminal illegal aliens with 88,000 convictions were released into the general population, including 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, 9,187 dangerous drug convictions, and 16,070 drug and drunk driving convictions; DHS refused to tell local law enforcement where they were released.  Holder’s Department of Justice will not take action against 225 sanctuary cities and 275 counties where local law enforcement agencies ignore ICE detainer requests.

MI5 recently notified US intelligence agencies – the FBI and the CIA – that ISIL, Al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic terrorists are actively planning to strike the United States.  In addition to the threat from Islamic militants entering among UN Syrian Refugees, the FBI has estimated that 150+ American citizens have traveled to Syria to train and fight with ISIL (they are being allowed to return to the U.S. with no restrictions on them at all when they should be arrested and tried for treason as terrorists); the identities of every U.S. citizen fighting with ISIL are not known by the FBI and ICE agents (many are Muslim refugees previously admitted to the U.S. on Obama’s fast-track program for U.S. Citizenship).  It has also been reported that 5000+ trained ISIL terrorists hold passports from European allied nations that will permit them to gain easy access through US Ports of Entry.  When coupled with 3000+ members of the shadowy Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main U.S. front group, Muslims of America, Inc. (MOA), which has been training radical Islamic terrorists in 19 paramilitary communes located in 15 states, the immigration policies of the Obama administration over the last six years have created an enormous threat from possibly as many as 10,000+ Islamic terrorists.  The Bush administration posted 1200 National Guard troops on the southern border to maintain security while Border Patrol agents worked to apprehend potential terrorists; they have now been effectively reduced to negligible numbers.

In the midst of these revelations, the Obama administration is giving 30,000 well-trained US military combat veterans who are U.S. citizens pink slips and is pushing an Obama measure,  HR 2377, the “Enlist Act,” through Congress, to permit the enlistment of illegal aliens unlawfully present in the U.S. to enter the Armed Forces.  Any member of Congress who supports or votes for HR 2377 should be voted out office in 2016. That bill would remove 30,000 well-trained U.S.-citizen soldiers and airmen from service and replace them with illegal aliens who can’t speak, write, or read English well, requiring substantial time and funding to educate them in the English language.  That dysfunctional bill damages the combat readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces and must be defeated.

ISIL poses a serious danger to the United States and continues its genocide of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who won’t join their Jihad. ISIL recently beheaded 21 innocent Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, and just before ISIL executed them, they used Obama’s own words intoned by him when he addressed attendees at the February 9, 2015 Annual Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.  Obama referred to Christians as “Crusaders” at that prayer breakfast, so the ISIL executioners used Obama’s own words when they referred to the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians as “Crusaders” as a justification for beheading them.   On Tuesday we learned that ISIL put 45 Kurds and Iraqi military personnel in cages, dowsed them with oil, and burned them alive.

Just before the 2008 presidential election, Obama promised, if elected, to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

For over six years, the Obama administration has threatened the nation’s constitutional system, dismantled immigration enforcement, and threatened our national sovereignty by leaving 1200 miles of the southern border wide open for terrorists to enter the United States.  The southern border has never been more violent or dangerous.   The federal immigration laws and system must be restored by Congress and by the U.S. federal courts to their status of six years ago.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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  1. Captain John;
    Good editorial.
    Actually, the problem isn’t as quite as complicated as everyone is making it out to be. Just as you wrote, there’s nothing “broken” about our immigration policy.
    The problem is that the immigration laws on the books haven’t been enforced by orders from above, and in the Year of Our Lord 2015, Obama is the de facto president calling the shots.
    One problem with that, the orders from above are illegal orders.
    It is in the realm of possibilities that the illegal and Muslim immigrants in the USA today can be physically deported by Jan 1, 2016. Every last one of them.
    It IS possible, and it should be done.
    Will it be done? No, it won’t be done. CAN it be done? Yes, and that’s the real-honest-to-goodness answer.
    The cost of not deporting the Muslims and the illegal immigrants will result in the destruction of the Republic.
    Greed trumps honor whenever ignorance overrides Patriotism and Truth. (Any chance that Hilary, Bush or any of the other potential candidates has “honor”? Anyone ever heard any of them ask, “WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?”)
    It can’t be said any clearer than that.