(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said in a press conference in Wales on Friday afternoon that although his “preference is to see Congress act,” he intends to take unilateral action to give illegal aliens “some path” to “be legal” if Congress does not enact the sort immigration legislation he wants.
The Associated Press reported on Saturday that unnamed White House officials had told the news organization that Obama would wait until after the midterm elections to make his move on immigration.
The Constitution of the United States gives Congress—not the Executive–authority over immigration. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says: “Congress shall have power…to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.”
The president announced his intention to unilaterally grant immigration lawbreakers living illegally in the United States “some path…to be legal”