Nov. 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s decision to appeal the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling overturning the White House’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children:
“Obama’s decision to appeal the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants puts the Supreme Court once again in focus in the debate over Congress’ Article I powers.
“The 5th Circuit even quoted Obama’s Nov. 2014 admission that it was the failure of Congress to enact such a program that prompted him to ‘change the law’ in their ruling against him. Any plain reading of the Constitution shows the 5th Circuit is correct, that Congress sets the rules for immigration, not the President. Obama had no authority to issue his amnesty.
“However, the Supreme Court has failed repeatedly to use a plain reading of the Constitution as its standard. Let us hope that the Roberts court takes a reading comprehension class before hearing Obama’s appeal. If they do, Obama’s executive amnesty will be thrown on the trash heap of history.”
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