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Mona Kilborn, Marshalltown

July 15, 2012

It's time to write to your elected federal officials. Our constitutional republic is in danger. Do you remember the quote by President Obama in a 2011 speech to a Hispanic advocacy group in which he stated, "I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. That's not how our system works." Apparently it does now! The new immigration guidelines are similar to those in the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act which has been repeatedly proposed, but never passed and sent to the president by the Congress. The president is now doing by executive fiat what the elected representatives refused to do legislatively. Article I, Section 8, paragraph 4 gives Congress the authority to make naturalization (immigration) law. When the president issued an executive order it was unconstitutional.



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