Monday, April 18, 2016

Who Is In Charge of Immigration Rules?


For John, BLUFThis big confrontations in DC are not good.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Writing in USA Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gives us "Supreme Court must rebuke Obama's self-coronation:  Texas AG".

The sub-headline is "When one man can rewrite the law, that's the definition of tyranny."

So here is the lede:

The president of the United States of America has declared that unlawful conduct is lawful.

It sounds unbelievable when you say it out loud, doesn’t it? The president, the person we trust to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, has declared illegal conduct to be legal?

But in 2014, President Obama did just that. He declared that four million unlawfully-present immigrants were now lawfully-present. How? Because he says so.

Unfortunately for the president, the Constitution does not let him do that. And on April 18, Texas will lead a coalition of 26 states before the United States Supreme Court to stop President Obama’s illegal immigration policy.

Let us move beyond the indictment and focus on the issue.  The President shouldn't rewrite the laws.  His job is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  The job of writing (and rewriting) the immigration laws falls to the US Congress.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  OK, it is Texas, so Attorney General Paxon is under indictment for securities fraud.  That said, I did not hear of him being part of the Panama Papers.

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