These harrowing illustrations of life inside one of North Korea’s prison camps were drawn by former prisoner Kim Kwang-il and were submitted as evidence to the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea.
SAVE NORTH KOREA. DO NOT FORGET NORTH KOREA. 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE STARVING, LIVING IN FEAR AND TORTURE, DYING UNDER DICTATORSHIP.
DO NOT WATCH THE INTERVIEW. THE INTERVIEW TRIVIALISES THEIR PAIN.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds injunction against Obama’s illegal amnesty
Hey, remember that whole amnesty by executive fiat thing that even Obama said was unconstitutional (before turning around and doing it anyway)? Turns out, it was.
From the Washington Times:
A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against President Obama’s new deportation in a ruling Tuesday that marks the second major legal setback for an administration that had insisted its actions were legal.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas, which had sued to stop the amnesty, on all key points, finding that Mr. Obama’s amnesty likely broke the law governing how big policies are to be written.
“The public interest favors maintenance of the injunction,” the judges wrote in the majority opinion.
Mr. Obama had acted in November to try to grant tentative legal status and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants, saying he was tired of waiting for Congress to act.The full amnesty, known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, or DAPA, had been scheduled to begin last week, while an earlier part had been slated to accept applications on Feb. 18. But just two days before that, Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued his injunction finding that Mr. Obama had broken the law.
It’s really simple. The President isn’t a king. He doesn’t get to decide who citizens are. He doesn’t get to set economic policy. He doesn’t get to create laws. With a few exceptions (like being able to veto bills, etc), he has – or should have – exactly the same rights as you and I do.
Obama amnesty plan gives businesses $3,000 incentive to hire illegals rather than US born workers
It’s almost like he's trying to hurt the US jobs market…
from Washington Times:
Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.
President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.
So, he has “expanded” his treaty authority. He has “expanded” his prosecutorial expression. He has “expanded” the regulatory authority of his executive agencies. He’s even basically taken control of independent agencies.
Now, the good news is that President Obama said he will never use this authority for evil. He will embody a common purpose; a higher purpose. That’s exactly what he says. And his people say he’s only doing what the American people want anyway…and that’s comforting. Let’s trust him. After all, he also says, “the government will make use of these powers only insofar that they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures. It will always be the first and foremost task of government to bring about inner consensus within the President’s aims.” Oh, wait sorry…that was Hitler assuming total power in 1933 under the Enabling Act. My bad.
There’s a huge difference between signing and implementing a law passed in Congress (constitutional, whether the law is actually constitutional or not is another issue) and ordering amnesty by executive fiat (unconstitutional).
I wasn’t sure which fruit represents Obama better (the corrupted version of the right way, or something totally different/unrelated), so I included both. Feel free to leave a comment and give your two cents. :-)
Federal Judge says Obama admin lied to him about amnesty, threatens sanctions
We reported on this recently. When a federal judge heard the case against Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty, the Obama administration flat out lied to him about the program. And, as you might imagine, he didn’t take too kindly to it. And after he called them back into the courtroom to explain themselves and they said they were like totally storry and stuff, he said that he was angry that he fell for their lies “like an idiot.”
From Fox News:
A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program – and that he fell for it, “like an idiot.” The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts. At issue is whether the DOJ misled the judge into believing that a plank of the Obama program – giving deportation reprieves to thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children – would not go forward before he made a ruling on a request to halt it. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000 people three-year reprieves before that date and granted them work permits under the program.
This is a big deal, guys. The president does something that is obviously unconstitutional, a majority of states sue him because of it and his defense lies to a federal judge while defending themselves.
But while this should matter to everyone, it won’t. The people who have decided to support him, the Democratic Party or progressivism in general, will, as usual, cover their eyes and ears and continue to make excuses for him. But whether they want to admit it or not, the fact remains, this is a corrupt administration. Arguably the most corrupt ever.