More than 100 immigration scholars and professors penned a letter last week expressing their unanimous conclusion that President Obama’s recent action on immigration was both constitutional and within his administrative powers. That is in addition to the Supreme Court’s previous ruling that the Executive Branch has “broad discretion” in setting deportation policy.
Legal experts have spoken.
And yet how will the Republican House be spending their time today? Conducting a hearing on “President Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration”
Let’s be clear, this is not a hearing to discuss solutions to our nation’s broken immigration system or a meeting where alternative proposals will be floated. House Republicans are holding a hearing just to continue to push their debunked claims of presidential overreach.
If the GOP was really concerned about executive actions there is something very simple they could do right away to replace those actions — skip the hearing and spend that time voting to pass the bipartisan immigration bill that is sitting on Speaker Boehner’s desk.