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House To Vote on Pres. Obama’s Executive Amnesties

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The House will vote on a motion to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Court case against Pres. Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) executive action, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) The brief would state that Pres. Obama overstepped his authority by issuing an executive action that would change current immigration laws.

“This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” Rep. Ryan said. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very clear.”

DAPA was put on hold last February after Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit against the executive action. The injunction has been upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court that said DAPA would affect more than just immigration enforcement but would actually change the status of illegal aliens.

DAPA would provide approximately 5 million illegal aliens access to work permits and social security cards, which would qualify them for other state and federal benefits including welfare, essentially granting them legal status.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear this case and is expected to make ruling on the case in June.

Read more on this story at The Washington Times.

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