December 12, 2014
Last month the President announced that he would no longer enforce U.S. immigration law. Instead he would actively shield illegal immigrants from deportation and issue work authorizations for about 5 million now ineligible to hold jobs.
During the first six years of his presidency, Mr. Obama made over a dozen statements noting that he simply did not have the authority to… well, act the way he has now acted. In the past, he observed that, being neither “king” nor “emperor,” he couldn’t just do whatever he wanted on immigration.
That changed with his royal proclamation of executive amnesty for 5 million.
Read the full article at the Heritage Foundation: A Dangerous Executive Precedent on Immigration