Gutiérrez said, “We can continue to to fight at every level—the judicial level, the executive level. Yes, we may not have opportunities at the legislative level, but what Raúl and I will continue to make sure this administration keeps its word to the four million people it said it was going to offer an opportunity. Yes, the court may stop them from giving them a work permit, but the only one who can deport somebody is the executive branch of government. There isn’t a court that can oblige this administration to do it and there isn’t a Republican party. So far so good.”
More or less that’s right. This lawsuit is basically over the work permits when you get down to the bare metal of the hard drive. Immigration law enforcement can’t happen if the President doesn’t want it to happen, and certainly this President doesn’t want it to happen.
But then common sense kicks in: If Obama doesn’t enforce immigration law in terms of the deportation process, then why does he need to enforce immigration law in terms of illegal aliens and their theoretical inability to work? Even if the courts find our way and this cuts off the work permits, Obama can simply say “fuck it” and declare that his U.S. Attorneys aren’t going to bring any criminal cases against people who hire illegal aliens.
There are a lot of border patrol agents and they need to get an education that the president’s executive orders mean prioritized criminals, not children, not the destruction of families, and they need to know that and we need to prepare people to protect themselves.
Dirty little secret: To the extent that the Feds try to deport anyone, it’s even harder to deport a violent illegal alien felon than it is to deport a garden variety otherwise law abiding illegal alien. Because the alien’s home country must accept him or her back, and shockingly, the aliens’ home countries don’t seem to want to accept violent felons.