Speaking to the to the Johnson County Elephant Club on June 17, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach declared that “something truly wrong and truly radical” is happening in this country regarding illegal immigration. He brought up two ways the Obama administration was subverting immigration law.
Kobach explained that the National Voter Registration act of 1993 – aka the Motor-voter law – was problematic because it took the power of voter registration away from the states, explaining that registering voters is when you assess whether they are qualified electors or not. Although states could still use the state voter registration forms, there would now be these new federal forms to deal with.
(I’ve always been under the impression that the entire purpose of Motor Voter was to facilitate voter fraud.)
In 2oo2, in the wake of Bush vs Gore, Kobach noted that congress created the election assistance commission – a federal agency that would be in charge of what was on the federal registration form, although if state laws changed, the federal forms would need to be changed, too. The act of congress mandates that the commission do must what the States request they do.
Fast forward to 2011 when, thanks to Kobach’s efforts, Kansas became the first state in America “to combine proof of citizenship, photo I.D. and equivalent security for mail-in ballots.”
That got the American left worried, he said, describing their reaction thus; ‘wait a minute, we can’t have this. We can’t have people actually requiring proof of citizenship to vote in their state — that could really impede some of our efforts.’
So the election assistance commission did something it’s never done, before, he said.
When Arizona and Kansas and Georgia changed their laws, they requested that the changes be put on the federal forms and the Obama election assistance commission said, no.
“So Kansas and Arizona sued in August of last year…and we won in federal court on March 19 in the Dist. of Kansas. It was a big victory, but the Obama Justice Department immediately appealed to the 10th Circuit. And that’s where we are now,” kobach said. “We’re fighting for our constitutional right to control the qualifications of electors. And the Obama Justice Department is fighting tooth and nail against us.”
The second way Obama is subverting immigration law is through his “Dream Act” executive order, which Kobach claims is the direct cause of the influx of illegal alien teenagers who have been pouring across the border.
“In June of 2012,” Kobach said, “Obama created this Dreamer directive”- it was basically the Dream Act, which congress has rejected 24 times – an amnesty for younger people who claimed they came to the United States before the age of 16…It’s that Dream Act amnesty jammed into the skin of an administrative regulation, Kobach continued. “Obama created by executive order something which Congress can only do. And it says, we are not going to deport you if you claim you entered the country before the age of 16 and you claim (you don’t have to prove it, you just have to claim it) that you are under the age of 31 right now. You make those claims and a couple of other minor things and you’re good. We will not deport you if you make those claims. It’s outrageous!”
“But word got out,” Kobach went on, ” that if you are young, you just say that you’re eligible for this, even though you may not be – they’re not going to deport you. And that’s been the policy of the administration. They will not deport you. And why do we know that this is why they’re coming? Because this latest influx of illegal aliens is not doing what people normally do – evading law enforcement as soon as they cross the border – they’re crossing the border and walking straight up to the border patrol and saying, I’m thirsty and I need a meal. I’m here. And oh – by the way – I’m under the age of 16. They know they won’t be deported. They were told by the smugglers that they won’t be deported and the smugglers are right. They’re put on buses and shipped to different parts of the country. The federal government is complicit in them coming into the United States.”
Kobach called what is going on at the border is “lawlessness.”
“The Obama administration is ordering ICE agents to violate the law. There’s a provision that Congress created in 1996 that said, if you’re an ICE agent, and you come into contact with someone who is clearly inadmissible to the United States, you MUST put him into removal proceedings. Well, the Obama administration is ordering ICE agents to break the law. That should have happened in 2012, and now – those people should be put into removal proceedings, and they’re not being,” he concluded.
CNS NEWS: Border Patrol Agent: ‘If the Administration Says This Isn’t Amnesty, Don’t Believe Them’
Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said the Obama administration is largely to blame for waves of illegal immigrants that have been flooding the Southwest U.S. border since February, saying the government opened the door for the crisis by making it “clear they’re not going to deport people.”
Spratte, who was speaking with CNSNews.com as a representative of theunion, further said “we don’t have control of the border,” and if the Obama administration claims it is not in effect giving amnesty to the illegals, then “don’t believe them.”
Also, by allowing so many young illegal aliens to be released into this country, “the U.S. government has become a part of the smuggling business,” he said.