Immigration Actions of the President Lawful Say Legal Scholars

In an article from the New York Times, legal scholars have ruled that President Obama's actions on immigration are lawful and legal.  Constitutional scholars, including  three law professors from the University of Chicago — where the president taught constitutional law before his election — as well as Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and renowned Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe. The Department of Justice also weighs in with the same conclusion. 

“While we differ among ourselves on many issues relating to Presidential power and immigration policy, we are all of the view that these actions are lawful,” the professors write. “They are exercises of prosecutorial discretion that are consistent with governing law and with the policies that Congress has expressed in the statutes that it has enacted."

Read the full article here: 
Top Legal Scholars Back Obama's Lawful Actions on Immigration

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