United States District Court Judge Arthur Schwab ruled o December 16 in Pennsylvania that President Barack Obama’s executive immigration order is unconstitutional, according to the Washington Post.
According to Schwab, the order “violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause.” The Take Care Clause is simultaneously something that imposes a “duty” on the president and something that can be classified as the source of presidential “power.”
Schwab’s ruling, however, does not directly challenge the executive decision made by the president; it merely serves as legal bullet for the immigration order’s critics. The impact that Schwab’s ruling hopes to achieve is as of the moment unclear.
The immigration order, which seeks to grant at least 5 million illegal aliens in the country legal status, has faced fire from critics all over the country. Republicans from the House of Representatives filed a bill on December 4 to declare the executive order null and void.
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Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer has stated that United States President Barack Obama will decide by the end of the summer on how to address concerns regarding immigrants who are in the country illegally.
As to rumors that Obama might hesitate on the deportation of at least 5 million of these immigrants, Pfeiffer said these rumors are hearsay and “uninformed speculation.”
Pfeiffer stated that Obama is awaiting recommendations from Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and that any initiative of the administration will be within the “confines of the law”.
Pfeiffer said Obama will be acting in his own capacity as president due to Congress’ failure to adequately repair the country’s immigration system, including allocating money to help deal with the increasing problem of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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