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Immigration Action is Unconstitutional


(Washington, DC) – Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), told the House Judiciary Committee that President Obama’s executive action on immigration is unconstitutional and violates the separation of powers.

In testimony on Tuesday, Sekulow told the House Judiciary Committee that the ACLJ has heard from more than 70,000 Americans who oppose the president’s action and explained in detail why the president’s action on immigration was unconstitutional.

“The president’s action on immigration exceeded his executive authority,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “As the grandson of a Russian immigrant, I believe we are a nation of immigrants and that comprehensive immigration reform is necessary. But the manner in which the president acted is unconstitutional, unlawful, and a violation of the separation of powers. The bottom line: impatient presidents may not violate the Constitution if they do not get their way.”

Sekulow’s detailed testimony outlining the reasons the president’s actions are unconstitutional is posted here.

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