ALG - Obama appeals 5th Circuit ruling against executive amnesty


Nov. 10, 2015, Fairfax,Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued thefollowing statement in response to the Obama administration's decisionto appeal the5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling overturning the White House'sexecutive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children:


"Obama's decision toappeal the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against executive amnesty formillions of illegal immigrants puts the Supreme Court once again in focus inthe debate over Congress' Article I powers.


"The 5th Circuit evenquoted Obama's Nov. 2014 admission that it was the failure of Congress to enactsuch a program that prompted him to 'change the law' in their ruling againsthim. Any plain reading of the Constitution shows the 5th Circuit is correct,that Congress sets the rules for immigration, not the President. Obama had noauthority to issue his amnesty.


"However, the Supreme Courthas failed repeatedly to use a plain reading of the Constitution as itsstandard. Let us hope that the Roberts court takes a reading comprehensionclass before hearing Obama's appeal. If they do, Obama's executive amnesty willbe thrown on the trash heap of history."


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