House will vote to oppose Obama deportation amnesty in courts

 - The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The House will take what Republicans call an unprecedented step of voting to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court officially opposing President Obama’s deportation amnesty, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday.

Mr. Ryan cast the upcoming vote as a constitutional crisis, rather than an immigration issue — but the vote is likely to be colored by the broader fight over illegal immigration.

“This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” Mr. Ryan said. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very clear.”
Mr. Obama two years announced a policy of granting what he called “deferred action” to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants he said had deep ties to the U.S. Under the policy, they would be granted three-year stays of deportation, given the chance to work legally, and to apply for tax cuts and some other government benefits.
Texas and dozens of other states sued, and lower courts have blocked the policy.
The case is now pending before the Supreme Court, which is rushing to hear oral arguments and to potentially rule by the end of June.

Mr. Obama said he went ahead with his deportation amnesty after seeing Congress refuse to pass his broad immigration reform plans, including a full pathway to citizenship for most illegal immigrants.

After he announced his policy in November 2014, the president said he “acted to change the law” — a comment that the federal courts have said damaged his case, since only Congress, not the president, has the power to write laws.


June is less than three months away.  Now we all know that this vote will pass.  That's not the question.  The question is:  Will it do any good?

If Obama is NOT the most arrogant president of all time, he is definitely in the top three.

I have no real expectations for any change, but it will be interesting to see how Obama will respond if the SCOTUS rules against him.

Even though Obama outright said he was changing the law, the Constitution CLEARLY states that only Congress has that ability.
It wouldn't surprise me if he goes through with it anyway and basically says to the SCOTUS, "What are you going to do about it?  By the time you get the legal machinery through to impeach me, I'll be out of office anyway."

On the other hand, he may not have anything to worry about anyway.  Ever since Roe V. Wade, there has been a disturbing trend for all three branches of the government to toss the Constitution into the dumper if it gets in their way.
Still, I will looking forward with interest to June.

Dan 88!