Dan Stein Op-Ed: Obama's Imperial Amnesty Decree
"President Obama's unilateral declaration last week that he will stop enforcing immigration laws for an entire class of individuals -- at least through the November election -- took many by surprise. Most are under the impression that Congress, not the White House, makes the immigration laws of the United States," says FAIR President Dan Stein in an op-ed in the Daily Caller.
"They are right, of course. But the president's stunning audacity exposed a little-known secret about executive authority -- a rare vulnerability in our system that in the hands of an unscrupulous power-seeker creates a real danger to American liberty and self-determination. In reality, nothing except statesmanship and a patriotic impulse prevents any president from ignoring the nation's immigration laws and admitting millions of people just because he believes pleasing a particular ethnic bloc or foreign power is more important than the nation's right to self-determination."