The Neo-Imperial Presidency

Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform confronts the issue of immigration, and draws support from the ranks of liberals, conservatives, and conservationists. We don't see the issue through polarized bipartisan glasses except when the polarization remains long after the refraction is removed.

What we see in today's Obama presidency is a degree of imperialism to which Nixon could only aspire.

On June 15, 2012, President Obama by executive fiat, implemented the essence of the Dream Act - which Congress had refused to pass - thus effectively declaring amnesty for illegal aliens age 30 and under.

On June 25, 2012 in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling supporting Arizona's immigration law, the Obama administration discontinued the highly effective 287(g) program in Arizona and ordered Homeland Security to discontinue deporting the vast majority of illegal aliens reported to them by Arizona law enforcement.

These actions are a vividly dramatic departure from Obama's supposedly more constitutionally-aligned position where, in March, 2011 he stated on a Univision broadcast:

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed... for me to simply through executive order ignore those Congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President."

Appropriate, indeed - watch the Obama video.

As they say, actions speak louder than words. And it gets worse:

President Obama, claiming executive privilege, recently said he would not comply with a congressional subpoena on the Fast and Furious gun scandal. Two of those guns were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Those are the just the salient immigration-related highlights. Additional points are compiled in the June 26 Examiner article, "Obama's Neo-Imperial Presidency."

Perhaps we should be seriously concerned about a President who claims imperialistic powers to implement his now clear and blatant pro illegal alien agenda.