Is America A Sanctuary Country?

By | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

President Biden orders ICE not to deport any illegal immigrants, unless they were convicted of “aggravated felonies” – rape, murder, sexual abuse of a minor, and child pornography. In effect, ICE has been neutered. In effect, the US has been declared a sanctuary country.

If a city or a state declares itself a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, in effect they are saying, “We refuse to enforce this law here.” But if the President says something similar for the whole country, in effect he is saying, “I am repealing this law, despite the fact that Congress passed it.”

Congress refused to pass the Dream Act. But President Obama enacted it by executive order. The Supreme Court refused to intervene. Now President Biden repeals large portions of the immigration laws by executive order. I doubt that the Supreme Court will intervene now.

So here we are. The President can enact and repeal laws at his whim, with no thought whatever of Congress. We have combined executive and legislative functions in one person. And few seem to notice, much less to care. Have a nice day.

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