Does the president of the United States have the power to unilaterally tell millions of individuals who are violating federal law that he will not enforce that law against them now, that they may continue to violate that law in the future and that he will take action that makes them eligible for federal benefit programs for which they are not currently eligible due to their unlawful status?
Through Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, President Barack Obama is telling the Supreme Court exactly this right now.
The solicitor general calls what Obama is doing “prosecutorial discretion.”
He argues that under this particular type of “prosecutorial discretion,” the executive can make millions of people in this country illegally eligible for Social Security, disability and Medicare.
SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE
The so-called “Iran deal” is the gift that keeps on giving – to the mullahs. It was bad enough in its original form: utterly ineffective in preventing the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, wholly unverifiable; and a vehicle for transferring $150 billion, with the certain knowledge that some of it would pay for terrorism.
These damning attributes were a product of serial concessions made by Barack Obama and John Kerry in the final months of the negotiations.
But ever since the deal was announced, it seems President Obama has been making fresh concessions. Ballistic missile sanctions and promised on-site inspections are gone. And now, Team Obama is giving Iran access to international banking services using dollars and rewriting regulations to free up billions more in frozen assets.
Obama’s “legacy” will get Americans killed.