Obama Immigration Executive Orders Face Supreme Court

NewsBlaze has been reporting on the southern border’s illegal immigration problem since early 2007. It was a big problem then, but now it would have to be called complete chaos. Maybe even that wouldn’t describe it fully. Obama’s Immigration Executive Orders not only didn’t make things better, it made them much worse.

According to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border illegally jumped by more than 1,200 percent since 2011.

The numbers are staggering.

In June 2014, I wrote “If you create a loophole that subverts the rules, and you broadcast it to people who aren’t happy about their current position, it is guaranteed that thousands of them will take up the offer.”

Remember this?

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear 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.”

Immigration Executive Orders in Supreme CourtHe actually said that twice, but either he didn’t mean it each time, or maybe his ability isn’t up to scratch?

From October 2013 to June 2014, 52,000 unaccompanied children illegally crossed into the U.S., across the border with Mexico.

They are still coming. Close to 20,000 have flooded across the open border in just five months. The U.S. border patrol isn’t doing its job, thanks to orders from Obama’s DOJ. For every illegal immigrant caught, two get past the border patrol.

On Monday, the Obama administration has a date with the Supreme Court. They will try to justify the president’s past executive orders related to illegal immigrants coming in from Mexico.

Immigration Crisis, What Crisis?

Who is talking about this?

Congress? No. Any Democrat? No. The media? No. Only presidential candidates Donald Trump and GOP challenger Ted Cruz.

Do Americans know the southern border is like a railway station at rush hour? Obama has completely disregarded some of this country’s laws relating to legal and illegal immigration. The media is more interested in hammering Trump and Cruz than covering what is happening on the U.S. border.

The Washington Beacon wrote about the CRS report, saying, “This unexpected surge of children strained U.S. government resources and created a complex crisis with humanitarian implications. Experts warn that significant migration flows will continue until policymakers in the countries of origin and the international community addresses the poor socioeconomic and security conditions driving Central Americans to leave their homes.”

Some people have been deported, but none of the Central American governments effectively track those children once they return to their own country. Many of them make their way back to the U.S.

The Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports that it deported 1,141 unaccompanied children. 178 went back to El Salvador, 544 to Guatemala, and 419 to Honduras. Those are very small numbers, because we also know that more than 28,300 unaccompanied children were stopped at the border that year.

What happened to the other 27,159? Nobody truly knows.

Mexico has a wall on its southern border. They are trying to keep people from other countries out. It isn’t working. They are all heading for the U.S.A. Some of them never make it because they are intercepted by Mexican gangs.

Millions of our dollars are being sent to Central American countries, to help them, but many of their people would rather be in the U.S. It was reported that in February, the State Department sent $20 million to Mexico, to help strengthen their southern border. In 2016, it may end up costing us $748 million, and $771 million in 2017.

Immigration Executive Orders In Split Court

How will it end? Enforcing our laws would be a good start. The Supreme Court ruling is greatly anticipated. Unfortunately, the court is split, but the lower court’s hold on the executive orders could save the day. Hopefully, the court will care more about this statement than the person who said it last:

“I, … , do solemnly swear 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.”

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.