Senate Republicans just came together to make a major move against Obama by filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court that directly challenges Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders about amnesty!
According to The Political Insider, the Senators argue in the brief that Obama’s orders to give millions of illegal aliens amnesty is in “stark contravention to federal law.” That’s why they say the Supreme Court must review it as soon as possible.
The key point the nearly four dozen GOP senators make in the brief is that through his immigration programs, Obama is basically making law from the White House, threatening the separation of powers laid out by the Constitution.
“There is little doubt that [Obama] adopted the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) program as part of an explicit effort to circumvent the legislative process,” the Republicans’ friend-of-the-court brief read.
This came a month after the Republican-led House of Representatives voted to green-light an amicus brief arguing against the Obama administration. Lawyers for the House also filed their brief this week, and it argues that “neither any immigration law now on the books nor the Constitution empowers [Obama] to authorize—let alone facilitate—the prospective violation of those laws on a massive class-wide scale.”
The Senate’s brief was led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and it was signed by 43 Senators in total. SHARE this story if you support them!