The oath all presidents take includes a promise to “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.” Among other things this means upholding the laws of the United States.
It’s worth recalling the definition of an oath: “a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise.”
When it comes to the open southern border it could be argued – and should be argued by more members of Congress – that the president has violated his oath, which is reason enough for impeachment.
Immigration laws passed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress and signed by Republican and Democrat presidents are being ignored and thus violated by this president and his Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas. Last week’s visit to Mexico by Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken was window dressing and will solve nothing.
It’s also worth being reminded of what immigration laws say: “Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as