The presidential oath, which Obama like all presidents before him took, prescribed by the Constitution states:
“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.”
Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution, which enumerates the power of Congress, states that "Congress shall have the Power To ... establish an (sic) uniform Rule of Naturalization."
Last Friday, Obama chose to ignore the law and ordered his administration to ignore the immigration laws and refuse to deport ~800,000 illegal immigrants AND grant them work permits. [This is when youth unemployment is 16.4% and black youth unemployment is 40.5%.]
Obama chose to ignore the law to help his prospects for reelection. Whether you favor amnesty for illegal immigrants or not, Obama’s order is inconsistent with his oath of office and inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States.
By the way, in 2011, Obama acknowledged he could not legally do what he is now doing. Hear it in his own words. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/06/16/Obama-In-March-2011-Cant-Stop-Deportations-Through-Executive-Order Obama explains in the video there are three branches of government. It is for the peoples elected representatives in Congress to change the law, not the President. But what is more important, the Constitution or being reelected?
This is part of a long pattern of ignoring the law and the Constitution when he thinks it suits his political interests. Please see http://news.investors.com/article/615239/201206181904/obama-is-dangerously-close-to-totalitarianism.htm
If Obama will do this now, what will he do in a second term? How radical will he be if he does not have to worry about reelection?