Louis Fisher from the Constitution Project and Chris Edelson from American University analyze President Obama’s speech and executive orders about immigration, in a detailed conversation with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
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President Barack Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-simmering debate about the constitutional extent of the President’s powers to act independently of Congress.
On Thursday night, President Barack Obama will explain his legal reasoning behind an executive order on immigration. So what options do Republican leaders have to block an action that could allow up to 5 million currently unauthorized immigrants to stay in the United States?
For the President and his supporters, it was an “unexpectedly good week.” On three high-profile issues—net neutrality, climate change and immigration—Barack Obama came out swinging. Has he crossed the constitutional line?
Reports that President Barack Obama could use executive orders to enact immigration policies could force a showdown with Republicans with broad constitutional implications.