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WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- President Obama on Sunday said Congress' failure to approve immigration legislation served as legal justification for his executive order legalizing 4.1 million undocumented immigrants, the Washington Examiner reported.
Indeed, Obama suggested during an interview with ABC News’ “This Week” that his action would have been on shakier legal ground had Congress actually passed comprehensive immigration reform. Obama made his claim when asked to explain how his executive order compared to previous presidents, who acted only after the enactment of a law approved by Congress, and to fulfill the intent of the legislative branch.
"I'm not sure that argues in favor," Obama said. "If Congress acted specifically and left something out and then a president goes in right afterwards and does more than Congress agreed to, it's actually not different. It's similar." --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-executive-order-on-immigration-legally-justified-by-congress-inaction/article/2556565" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]
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