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Podcast: Experts discuss the Constitution, immigration and executive powers

November 21, 2014 by NCC Staff

 

Does President Barack Obama have the constitutional and statutory powers to expand immigration policy without the direct consent of Congress?

theconstitution-390x300aaaPresident Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-running debate about the constitutional relationship between the executive branch and the legislative branch.

Louis Fisher from the Constitution Project and Chris Edelson from American University joined our Jeffrey Rosen on the day after the President’s national speech on immigration to look at the effects of the President’s actions on numerous issues.

The discussion covered the 33-page legal justification memo from the Justice Department, the tools available to Congress to check the President’s actions, and the likelihood of lawsuits and a potential Supreme Court plea having any meaningful impact on the debate.

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