Yes, by his own words he is breaking the law
No, perfectly legal
Doing same as Regan and Bush did
BTW... there a plenty of Conservative activist judges, including a few on the SCOTUS.
He cannot, and is not, handing out Green Cards to 4 million people. He isn't giving them "amnesty" or refugee status. (He also can't give them drivers' licenses.) He's letting them apply for work permits, and deferring deportation until around 2017.
That's nice. But unless that was specified in the law(s) in question, it's irrelevant.The past incidents listed above were all in response to specific humanitarian crises or foreign policy events. They all were narrowly tailored to help specific subsets of immigrants.....
The Constitution didn't carve out any exceptions for "humanitarian relief" or "foreign policy events." And he isn't naturalizing anyone. Please get the facts straight.This is not narrow humanitarian relief[/B]. [U]This is a flagrant attempt to get around Congress's exclusive Article I power "to establish a uniform rule of naturalization."
It also means that you don't actually have a basis for this claim.Because no president has abused this power on this scale before, there is no case law that details the scope of a president's prosecutorial discretion. But just because the case law isn't there yet, doesn't mean there are no limits to Obama's power.....
Nothing in the laws specified a limit to the President's ability to temporarily defer deportations. If there is, then no one has actually cited it yet. If Congress gave the President too much power, the only possible recourse is the courts, who haven't ruled on this yet. In addition, Congress is well within its powers to pass a law to establish such limits -- and most certainly sees this coming. They can even still act. And yet, they have not yet passed any such laws.
I'm not sure this is the best policy, but so far I'm not seeing a valid legal argument against it.
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