Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Supreme Court to take up case against Obama's executive amnesty

Big one to watch ...

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday hear oral arguments about President Obama's amnesty plan that would save five million or so illegals from deportation.

The court could rule by springtime, opening the doors for Obama to press forward with his amnesty hopes before he leaves office.

Obama originally claimed his executive role allows him the power to prosecute, or not, illegals. But challengers refuted his statement, saying his White House went far and beyond

"I think they strike it down," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former prosecutor, adding the court would probably rule on a 6-3 line, based on the confines of what's allowable for prosecutors.

In short, Graham said Obama claimed "prosecutorial disretion" by granting legal status to millions of people, and in so doing, acted more "as if he were a legislative" entity, Fox News reported.

Obama's executive action, highly contested by conservatives, gave illegals the right to stay in America if their children were lawful citizens, and gave minor-age illegals the right to stay if they came to this country before age 16. Critics called it an amnesty provision that bypassed Congress and 26 states soon after launched a lawsuit against the administration.

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