A memo leaked by the Department of Homeland Security reveals once again the federal government’s disregard for both the law and the will of the American people.
The Hill reports:
From a memo recording these discussions, we now know that the Obama DHS has, rather than pausing to allow the courts to assess the constitutionality of its enforcement nullification initiatives, been gearing up to roll out one or more of four plans drawn up at the meeting, each one designed to provide EADs [work permits] to millions of nonimmigrants, including those lawfully present and visa overstayers, crippling the actual employment-based visa system on the federal statute-book.
The internal memo reveals four options of varying expansiveness, with option 1 providing EADs to “all individuals living in the United States”, including illegal aliens, visa-overstayers, and H-1B guest-workers, while option 4 provides EADsonly to those on certain unexpired non-immigrant visas. Giving EADs to any of the covered individuals, however, is in direct violation of Congress’s Immigration & Nationality Act and works to dramatically subvert our carefully wrought visa system.
What will it take for the federal government to respect the limitations under which they’ve been placed? Sending different politicians to Washington won’t solve the problem, and laws are too easily circumvented. We need something stronger -- we need constitutional amendments proposed and ratified by the states.
Article V of the Constitution allows the states to propose and ratify constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. These amendments can be written with clever politicians and lawyers in mind, making it extremely difficult to find and exploit loopholes.