Metcalfe Condemns Executive ‘Obamnesty’ as Unconstitutional Violation Against Rule of Law, National Sovereignty and American Dream
— Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal
Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County) issued the following statement today condemning President Obama’s executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens:
“The president’s announcement last night to impose ‘Obamnesty’ through executive (dis)order is yet another example of how out of touch he is with the U.S. Constitution he has sworn an oath to defend, his executive responsibilities to defend our national sovereignty, the rule of law, and especially, the American people.
“Furthermore, his irrational claims that these foreign invaders who violate our laws daily in attempt to steal the American dream are a positive influence, rather than a negative influence, is a blatant demonstration of just how far he is willing to abuse his executive authority to chaotically decriminalize our nation’s immigration laws.
“Whether the president declares Obamnesty through his pen, his phone or executive (dis)order, the undeniable fact remains that each and every illegal alien’s very first step across America’s borders is a violation of federal immigration law.
“If left unchallenged, Obamnesty will result in hard-working American citizens paying even more taxes to reward these foreign invaders, as they are forced to compete with even more illegal aliens in the marketplace of our depressed economy for already limited employment opportunities.
“Just like any other national policy, America’s immigration laws must protect the lives, liberty and property of American citizens, rather than foreign invaders. Since the federal government remains AWOL in fulfilling its constitutional obligation to defend the states against foreign invasion, state lawmakers across the nation have no choice but to stand together and take any and all necessary actions to combat Obamnesty.
“In short, Obamnesty is a violation of our Constitution, the rule of law and the trust of American citizens.”
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Representative Daryl Metcalfe
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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