One of the most gross overreaches of presidential power that Barack Obama has committed was his unlawful executive order on immigration.
Obama tried to legalize 3 million illegals and unilaterally rewrite America’s immigration laws by fiat.
The implications of upholding the order would mean that Congress would be effectively cut out of the law making process and usher in the era of the unitary executive, more king than president.
Hot Air has the verdict…
And amid all of this, border hawks had to hope that Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans would continue to hold the line and refuse to confirm Merrick Garland, who surely would have done his friend Barack a solid by providing the fifth vote to uphold his order. Everything had to go right for Texas and the other plaintiffs. It did.
The high court ruling is a major blow to Obama’s effort to redeem his legacy on immigration, an issue which was pushed to the back burner early in his presidency and never regained much momentum. It also leaves Obama branded by many immigration activists as the “deporter-in-chief” for overseeing the removal of more than 2.5 million migrants from the U.S.
Obama hoped to counter those perceptions with the executive-action program he created for so-called “Dreamers” in 2012 and the new one for parents, which was set to begin early last year before a federal judge in Texas halted it…
Because the new ruling doesn’t set precedent for future cases, it doesn’t slam the door on future executive actions, but it does demonstrate the perils of a president trying to act without explicit authority from Congress.
Obama has been shot down by the courts before and this result is unlikely to stop his efforts to destroy the Constitution and the separation of power. But at least for today, America can breath a sigh of relief!
Source: Hot Air