June 16, 2012

IF JIMMY CARTER COULD BLANKET PARDON THE DRAFT DODGERS...:

Romney's Worsening Latino Headache (HAROLD MEYERSON JUNE 15, 2012, Prospect)

President Obama's executive order to the immigration service to cease deportations of immigrants who came here without documentation before they turned 16 has gone as far as a president can go without bringing Congress along with him. A president can't change the legal status of the undocumented by himself, but he can issue orders to Homeland Security, which is precisely what Obama did.


...and Johnson could pardon the Rebels and Cleveland could blanket pardon Mormon polygamists, then a president can certainly blanket pardon immigration law violators.  President Obama has taken a good, but too trifling, step.

Posted by at June 16, 2012 7:32 AM
  

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