A federal judge has found portions of President Obama’s executive amnesty to be unconstitutional Tuesday, releasing a harsh overview of the executive order in which he claims the President bypassed congress and acted lawlessly.
According to Judge Arthur J. Schwab from Pennsylvania, Obama’s executive amnesty went too far in that it created a system in which a large amount of individuals were given some sort of legal protection. Schwab mentioned that Obama is not able to write laws, only the US Congress has that authority.
“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional,” Judge Schwab wrote.
The judge also said the policy allows illegal immigrants “to obtain substantive rights.”
Now, Schwab’s ruling will not automatically overturn Obama’s executive amnesty, but it is the first legal blow to the immigration policy. There are similar cases which federal judges in Washington DC and Texas will hear this coming week that could serve as more blows to the President’s executive order.
In the past, Obama said he did not have the authority to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants in the country, but last month, that is what the President did, falling back on his word.
Schwab apparently used those words which Obama has used on multiple occasions, to refute the President’s executive amnesty in the legal memo released today.