The Obama administration has asked the high court to take a case in which a federal appeals court declared that President Obama’s immigration plan was unconstitutional and unlawful. Now, the Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in.
I reported last fall that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit concluded that President Obama’s actions constituted an unlawful overreach – an unconstitutional power play. The appeals court determined that President Obama’s actions were “‘manifestly contrary’” to congressionally enacted immigration law.
In other words, the appeals court correctly concluded that Congress makes the laws – not the president.
We have been involved in this issue from the very start. During the legal course of this case, we’ve represented 113 Members of Congress—25 U.S. Senators and 88 members of the House of Representatives. We also represented nearly 220,000 Americans in its briefs.
And in 2014, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee – providing detailed evidence as to why President Obama’s actions violate the separation of powers.