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President Barack Obama

Signing an executive order to amnesty for illegal immigrants is not only a bad idea, it's unconstitutional.

The White House is sending out signals that, yes, Obama is seriously contemplating taking executive actions, bypassing Congress, that could create legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. Senior advisors confirm this unconstitutional, unwise action is being planned for after the November midterm election.

Any executive order on amnesty will result in negative consequences. Congress has appropriately held any kind of immigration reform until the border is secure and the problem of illegal immigration is under control. Furthermore, Congress would have no appetite to tackle any needed immigration policy fixes in the context of unilateral executive action. An executive order would perpetuate the distrust of government and underline Obama's unwillingness to enforce existing law.

But most importantly, those consequences extend well beyond the issue of immigration itself. An executive amnesty would be a trampling of the constitution and a sign of truly out-of-control presidential authority. Acting alone to impart legal status to millions of people could be the worst yet in President Obama's seemingly nonstop abuse of power.

Signed,

Heritage Action

This petition closed over 2 years ago

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After the election, President Obama is planning to abuse his power yet again by bypassing Congress and granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. He must be stopped! Sign the petition and...

After the election, President Obama is planning to abuse his power yet again by bypassing Congress and granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. He must be stopped! Sign the petition and share with your friends.

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