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… What I Think : POTUS & Exec Amnesty [#illegal immigration]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. let me start first , I am strongly in favour of legal immigration . I am also in favour of a great deal of expansion thereof …

.. however , I believe that our borders must be made as secure as possible , first , before doing so ..

.. then , and only then , can the legalization of illegal immigrants can and / or should be considered …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. this post will deal with the ” amnesty ” issue , first . Can POTUS do so ?? …

.. Yes , barely , but …

.. legally , he can eliminate the criminal liability for the act . That is covered under the pardons & reprieves clause of the Constitution . That act is one that POTUSes have had since the beginning of the Republic ..However , that does not cover the possibility of deportation .

.. The act of deportation is a civil act , not a criminal act . The individual illegal immigrant still carries the civil liability under immigration law for being in the U.S.A. illegally . Thus , they can still be kicked out , even if the criminal liability has been removed by a pardon or reprieve …


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