Obama's new amnesty for illegal immigrant youths will reportedly grant legal status for 800,000 illegal immigrants. Forget the fact that it adds another 800,000 people to the already high unemployment rolls and will result in a flood of new illegal immigrants hoping to take advantage of the policy, is it even legal?
Let's consult the expertise of a Constitutional professor:
With respect to the notion that [the president] can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.Oh yeah, that constitutional professor wasn't Kris Kobach, it was Barrack Obama and the his comments weren't made come ten years ago, he said them last year.