As foretold in the days leading up to Election Day, President Barak Obama made good on expectations by “undocumented worker” lobby to grant “executive action” amnesty to millions of illegal aliens on November 20 – especially those with children who are U.S citizens by birth.
In the course of preparing for the announcement, illegal alien advocates have begun to roll out their plan to spread the word about President Obama’s “temporary” action to shield an estimated five million illegals or more from deportation proceeding.
This action also includes provisions allowing illegal aliens to work, to open up programs like ObamaCare, Medicaid, and other already overburdened entitlements to illegal immigrants and access to some benefits under Social Security.
Within days of the announcement, community organizers working hand-in-hand with amnesty groups announced a busy schedule of amnesty “workshops” aimed at informing which immigrants are covered by the president’s action, how to apply, when work permits may take effect and when benefits may begin to flow.
Workshops have already been held in community centers, schools, churches and even in big city venues like convention centers with follow-up presentations and orientations set up to take place at selected locations based on demand.
The question of funding these amnesty workshops and orientations – as well as providing the government services necessary to administer the amnesty – was settled when the House and Senate passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill earlier this month sending it to the president for his signature to become law.
“Not so fast” says Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott (and current Texas Attorney General) who filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Texas intended to block the president’s action to benefit an estimated five million immigrants in the country illegally.
A press release issued by Abbot reads in part:
“More than 20 states have joined our challenge against the president’s unilateral executive action to bypass Congress and rewrite immigration laws.
The president’s proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of the American people and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States.”
The additional states added to the amended complaint brings the multistate coalition led by Texas total to 24, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.”