Jay Sekulow on ICE Agent Lawsuit Against DHS: Obama’s Not the King, He’s the President
There are growing concerns over President Obama’s new immigration policy, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano now facing a lawsuit that has been filed by 10 federal immigration agents. The agents say they believe they are being forced to “violate federal law” under the administration’s new directive that allows some illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security says it's been doing a good job and that an unprecedented number of criminal aliens have been deported.
Jay Sekulow and Julian Epstein weighed in on this issue during today’s America Live.
Sekulow believes this “puts the ICE agents in a very difficult, tough position” because they were sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the US.
“The law is very clear and what President Obama has done through executive fiat is try to basically put the Dream Act into effect, but the Congress has never passed it. The agents have criteria that they have been operating on to the law as it is right now.
He pointed out that Obama has suspended that law and the agents are told to not remove those people that are clearly illegal under the law. “The law does not allow what the president has done”
Epstein said, “This case stands not a snowball's chance in you know where!”
“The president was unable to get the Dream Act passed, by the way he tried to do that in the first two years of his presidency when he had the House and the Senate,” said Sekulow. “He did not get get through, he still has not gotten it through and he’s said, ‘If Congress doesn’t act, I’m going to.’ He’s not the king, he’s the president.”