This is mutiny! And it’s high time, too.
Playing Fletcher Christian to Janet Napolitano’s Capt. William Bligh, 10 brave federal immigration agents have filed a lawsuit against the Homeland Security secretary, saying Napolitano’s recent directives are forcing agents to break the law and ignore their duties.
Anybody who’s not in the Obama Administration or in its back pocket could have seen this one coming.
Immigration and Border Patrol agents are royally ticked off these days at what passes for their leaders — Napolitano and the Obama Bunch.
When the Supreme Court upheld the heart of Arizona immigration law, allowing law enforcement to inquire about a person’s immigration status, the Administration through Napolitano ordered ICE agents not to cooperate with any requests from Arizona officials regarding immigration.
When Obama virtually crowned himself king by unilaterally adopting the Dream Act over Congress’ objection, immigration enforcement in this country essentially ended. Several high-level agents have come forward, saying that the executive order and the resulting directives from Napolitano prevent them from detaining any alien who claims to be a “Dreamer” under Obama’s order.
The suit was filed Thursday in Texas and challenges the recent set of directives from Napolitano, saying it “unconstitutionally usurps and encroaches upon the legislative powers of Congress.”
Lead plaintiffs’ attorney Kris Kobach, a Mitt Romney adviser, compared the immigration directives with the Department of Justice’s Fast and Furious program: “In both instances, the Obama Administration ordered federal law enforcement agents to break the law, to ignore the laws that they’re supposed to enforce, and, in the case of the ICE agents, to actually break federal laws that say you’re supposed to deport certain people. And in each case, the Obama administration seems to be doing so for political reasons.”
The agents are asking a judge to block the Administration directives because they effectively go around Congress and violate the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.
Sen. Jeff Sessions and other conservative lawmakers came out in support of the suit. “It is a sad day when our nation’s law enforcement officers are left with no recourse but to file suit against the administration and its political appointees,” Sessions said in a press release.
Of course, you might wonder where Sessions and the rest of the Congress have been on this issue up till this point. It’s Congress’ inaction in the wake of King Obama’s executive order that has helped lead to this sorry state of affairs.
By refusing to challenge Obama’s abuse of executive orders, Congress, including conservative lawmakers, has been complicit in the destruction of the Constitution.
It seems the GOP doesn’t mind the powers King Obama has been gathering to himself, possibly in anticipation of the day when one of their own could wield them.
If a judge can be found who is willing to take a stand against the thugs who work for Obama, we the people may still have to stand up to a Congress that has abandoned its duty to protect our country and our rights.
The federal agents who are suing to be allowed to enforce our borders deserve our support.