Our system of government is set up so that our representatives in Congress can debate and approve legislation that the President proposes. President Obama, having had no success moving his agenda in Congress, has repeatedly utilized executive orders to get around this Constitutional process.
I know you agree that this approach is unacceptable and a threat to our democracy. Scott Brown does not agree. Today he suggested that Obama should consider issuing an executive order revoking citizenship of Americans that we believe may be helping terrorists, stating "this is one executive order that I'd agree with".
The rise of barbaric enemies like ISIS makes it critically important that we do everything within our power to protect our citizens. During times like these good intentions can lead to stripping away of personal liberties.
Make no mistake, anyone found to be aiding terrorists should be brought to swift justice. Our system already allows for that without the stripping away of Constitutional rights of the citizens we are trying to protect.
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MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown issued the following statement regarding discussions of President Obama’s “executive amnesty”:
August 1, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of H.R. 5230 as modified, the $694 million border supplemental that does not include the riders necessary to block more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty:
"House leadership is once again pushing its border supplemental through without including the necessary riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. This is a missed opportunity to fully deal with the problems on the border and in our local communities. And fails to address the root cause of the current crisis: Obama's flagrant disregard for the rule of law."
Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.
Nashua – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to act on H.R. 5272, a bill prohibiting President Obama from exercising executive amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert released the following statement:
“The United States is country of laws; no one person is above the law,” said Lambert. “That’s why I deeply disappointed by the House’s inaction today. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been improperly used to encourage illegal immigration across our southern border. President Obama’s unilateral attempt to grant amnesty is wrong, it is illegal, and it must be stopped.”
“We must secure the border using boots on the ground, fencing in appropriate areas, and aerial assets such as drones and we must do it now. I call on Congress to postpone their month-long August vacation, stay in Washington to do their jobs, and pass legislation securing the border once and for all. The American people deserve better than a do-nothing Congress who leaves town without doing their job in the midstof a crisis.
H.R. 5272 prohibits the federal government from 1) expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has effectively granted temporary legal status to certain unlawful aliens who came to the U.S. before age 16; 2) authorizing new deferred action for any class of aliens; or 3) newly authorizing any alien to work in the U.S. if he or she was not lawfully admitted into the U.S. and is not lawfully present.