In November of last year President Obama issued an executive order that blocked a federal law that required several million illegal aliens be deported. In doing so the president may have broken the law because his oath of office requires him to faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States. This means upholding the laws of the land and protecting the Constitution of the United States. By blocking a Constitutional federal law enacted to protect our sovereign borders from intruders, President Obama has undermined the Constitution, so says 17 states that have formed a coalition and they are taking this all the way to the supreme court.
President’s Oath: 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.
Obama’s order of Nov. 2oth extended protection from deportation and the right to work to an estimated 4.1 million illegal aliens because they had so-called anchor babies in the U.S. which gives those children dual citizenship. However, the anchor baby concept is the rare exception and not the rule among modern western nations. Many conservatives believe it should be overturned because it is encouraging illegal immigration and adding to financial burdens placed on the citizens of the United States. That concern is also reflected in the language of the suit brought by Greg Abbott the Texas Attorney General. He states this lawsuit raises two major objections: that Obama violated the “Take Care Clause” of the U.S. Constitution — which Texas A/G Abbott said limits the scope of presidential power — and that the order will “exacerbate the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, which will affect increased state investment in law enforcement, health care and education.”
A/G Abbott said it’s up to the president to “execute the law, not de facto make law.” Texas filed the suit as the lead plaintiff.