Rep. Stewart pleased by court’s executive order ruling

Foreground: Congressman Chris Stewart | Composite stock image, St. George News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart released a statement Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary ruling that blocks President Obama’s immigration executive orders:

“I’m very pleased with today’s court ruling, as it reaffirms the roles of the branches of our government,” Stewart said.

“Article 1 of the Constitution makes it clear that, despite the president’s insistence to the contrary, it is Congress’ responsibility to create uniform immigration laws. President Obama’s immigration actions threaten the constitutional balance of powers our founding fathers established.”

Last month, the House of Representatives also passed the Homeland Security funding bill, H.R. 240, which defunds the President’s immigration action. That legislation is sitting in the Senate, and must be passed before the deadline at the end of February.

Stewart defended that bill on the House Floor last month – a video is available here.

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3 Comments

  • David February 17, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    The Tea Party and true Conservatives has welcomed Judge Hanen’s decision because it slows and perhaps may even stop Obama’s unconstitutional executive illegal alien amnesty. But the judge’s decision, brought about by principled conservative Attorney’s General and Governors, is a desperate substitute that we welcome only because GOP establishment in Congress have failed to do the job the Framers of the Constitution predicted for them. Any block to Obama’s illegal alien Amnesty, gives all Americans a chance to speak up and stand with the Tea Party against this unconstitutional law. Just like Sen. Harry Reid’s deliberate refusal to allow any vote on just about any bill that received house approval, any legislation on the illegal alien amnesty has been held in stasis.

    While millions of our own people, citizens and legalized resident are seeking a decent job, fighting to survive and trying to feed their family this president illegally overshot his authority and opened the border wide, given access to criminals. Illegal aliens are criminals. People who overstay their visa and intentionally do not return home after it expires—they are criminals. Obama has split this great nation, with his radical Liberal elected official liars and corruption that has never seen the light of day before. His liberal Democratic backers are bleeding American dry of benefits and entitlements, grants meant for the people who have paid into the system. Not for illegal aliens fraudulently stealing child tax credits in the billions of dollars, or Obama’s IRS letting illegal aliens appropriate billions of more dollars in Earned Tax Credits through the theft of jobs.

    The America we live in today is not the America I once knew? Everywhere I look I see the corrosion of American principles, the loss of individual freedom, the irrational fervor of the medical establishment and the tyranny of American government that is even spying on us. Our freedoms have been slowly eroding away, as this administration no longer listens to the people and gains its acceptance by massive amounts of freebies to foreigners and to the deadbeats, who are a virus on the taxpayers.

    This is not the America I knew where surveillance efforts were focused on foreign enemies rather than domestic citizens, where a citizen is not threatened or intimidated by the ‘Politically Correct Police’ and free speech is becoming a thing of the past, where veterans were honored and prominent rather than condemned and medically neglected, that won World War II and beat back a tyrannical Nazi fascist government in the name of freedom and democracy. Today, the occupied American government has become the very same tyrannical fascist bully it once sought to defeat, where health insurance was affordable–and voluntary, where doctors could practice personalized, local medicine and weren’t beholden to a stifling government system of mindless diagnosis and medication prescribing.

    An America where television or radio news actually resembled the facts and wasn’t just a White House propaganda racket disguised as news, where launching a conservative non-profit to educate people about the Bible or the Bill of Rights did not get you cruelly targeted by the IRS with penalizing audits, America where newly sworn-in government representatives didn’t violate the Constitution the very next day after swearing allegiance to it, where members of Congress actually read legislation before passing it, where federal regulators used to limit the power of globalist corporations rather than conniving with them to develop their power over the People, where the US Attorney General wasn’t a gun-running criminal thug who tried to cause gun aggression in America in order to destroy the Second Amendment,

    Today we have an America where a masquerading ultra left Liberal President didn’t believe he was a dictator and didn’t use the overreach of his executive orders to dictate his illegal policies to the country bypassing Congress and implementing an illegal alien amnesty.

    Where is the America where being thought of as a patriot was a insignia of honor, not an accusation of being a domestic terrorist, where people used to trade hard work for honest pay instead of merely voting for whatever politician promises them the most entitlement handouts, where your vote actually counted, and where elections weren’t systematically rigged by electronic voting machines or where non-citizens are able to vote, as there is no need to show voter ID, where real truth-telling journalism was celebrated rather than condemned and awash with Marxist ideology, Most of all, I miss the America where good, honest, hard-working, truth-telling citizens didn’t have to live in constant fear of being accused, arrested, imprisoned, fined or terrorized by their own government.

    It is time for GOP hierarchy—not the Tea Party Republicans who fight against their own, to put an end to the destruction on American families that Obama’s cheap labor policy national impact or Obama’s call for voters, legal and unlawful. Get ready for battle. We need to march all over Washington. Plaster our messages all over the offices of our elected officials. Get in their faces. We urge you to call your Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and demand that they vote to defund Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty and protect American jobs for American workers. Do not suppress the pressure in fact increase it on Washington as it your nation, your employment and the shrinkage of your pay check.

    So are you ready to help us stop this insanity that is costing taxpayers 538 billion dollars a year and end amnesty for illegal aliens once and for all—before the true and final destruction begins? You the American people, have ALL the power of your vote. If the Southern border stays open, with this President directives to overrun this country with foreign nationals the citizens will suffer dearly, including massive tax increases to financially support the 5 million already here and those waiting to escape poverty from around the world.

    Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama issues 50-page calendar of Obama’s overreaching executive actions on immigration. Read Senator Sessions’ entire dated list here: at http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2015/02/16/

    • anybody home February 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Same comment I left on your other long, long, long comment. Get your own website or stop copying whole pages from somebody else’s website.

  • anybody home February 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Love the headline…Did anybody really think Rep Stewart would NOT be pleased by this…?

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