Obama, immigration, and the rule of law – Washington Post

By Ilya Somin November 20 at 11:29 PM, Washington Post Opponents of President Obama’s recently announced plan to defer the deportation of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants argue that it undermines the rule of law. After all, they contend, the president is required to enforce federal law as written, not pick and choose which violators to […]

7 Questions About The President’s Immigration Plan Answered

President Obama is set to announce executive action tonight, granting temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here’s what we know so far: 1. What kind of relief is the president offering? Obama’s move lifts the threat of deportation — at least temporarily. But […]

Obama Raises Stakes on Immigration in Vegas Rally

Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama told a rowdy crowd today that what he’s offering is a “common sense” first step to fixing a “broken system.” “Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it,” Obama said. “It’s not amnesty,” Obama said of his […]