WHEREAS, the Executive Powers are vested in the President of the United States of America;
WHEREAS, the President must take an Oath or Affirmation before executing his office;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, the Oath or Affirmation reads, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”,
WHEREAS, the People have served their government officials with Petitions for Redress regarding the failure of the government to execute the immigration laws, only to have those Petitions ignored;
WHEREAS, Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires the President to “take Care that the laws be faithfully executed”;
WHEREAS, in May of 2007, on the Floor of the House, Representative Ric Keller (R) stated: “It is estimated that there are currently more than 20 million illegal immigrants in this country. The cost of illegal immigration to our health care system, public education system, prison system and social services continues to rise without any sign of stopping or slowing.”;
WHEREAS, the presence of no less than 20 million illegal aliens* in the United States is self-evident that the immigration laws are not being enforced,
*“Definition. For purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), any person who is not a citizen or a national of the United States. There are different categories of aliens: resident and nonresident, immigrant and nonimmigrant, asylee and refugee, documented and undocumented (“illegal”).” Additionally, “According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien is an individual who does not have U.S. citizenship and is not a U.S. national. The INA defines a national of the United States as one who, while not a citizen, owes permanent allegiance to the United States. One owes personal allegiance to the United States if that person has taken an oath of naturalization.” Cornell University Law School;
WHEREAS, among the laws not being enforced are USC Title 8, Section 237; Section 1324 and Section 1325, and Article IV Section IV which reads: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.”
WHEREAS, the failure of enforcing these laws has cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars in the last decade alone, and have put the nation at risk of terrorism, crime, and disease,
NOW, THEREFORE, We the People instruct you to fulfill your sworn responsibilities as President to commit the necessary resources to Faithfully Execute all the current immigration laws.
Learn more about the subject matter of this Article. Read the OATH OF OFFICE and the FAITHFULLY EXECUTE Clauses. Read the PETITION for Redress of Grievances Regarding the Failure of the President to Enforce the Immigration Laws. See the related CC 2009 video presentations: Jeff Lewis, National Director of the Federal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Coalition (“FIRE”)- Introduction; Cory Voorhis and John Sampson, former agents, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”)- Border Realities; “Drug Wars: Silver or Lead” (film).