When asked by the National Council of La Raza if he would halt deportations further, Obama said, “That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”
But after pressure from activists and hecklers, he relented and announced the Immigration Accountability Executive Action last week.
The problem with both DACA and the latest amnesty is that they have no limiting principle. If Obama has the power to give work permits to illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children, then he also has the power to give work permits to the parents who brought them here. There simply is no legal principle limiting Obama’s power to one group.
And that is why amnesty activists will continue to heckle Obama and will begin to heckle Hillary Clinton when she begins making public appearances too.