It could be the most sweeping reform ever of U.S. immigration policy — executive action that, with a stroke of the presidential pen, could declare amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. That’s what President Obama could unilaterally decree, according to official, draft documents obtained by Fox News.
And highly placed sources tell Fox News that the president’s long-anticipated executive order on amnesty could come soon — very soon — as early as next week.
As part of the 10-point plan, according to Fox News, up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants living with their American born kids would be allowed to stay in the U.S., an expansion of so-called “deferred action.”
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee, recently co-wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, urging him to block Obama’s executive action.
“The president has no authority to do this,” Sessions said in the strongly worded letter. “It’s against the law.”
Sessions, who will be a powerful member of the upper chamber when the Republican-controlled Senate convenes early next year, tells Megyn Kelly that Obama’s insistence on moving ahead with promised executive action on amnesty in defiance of congressional sentiment and the will of American voters could provoke a constitutional crisis.
Such disregard for U.S. law, Sessions contends, would be “a threat to constitutional order.”
You can watch the Sessions interview on “The Kelly File” by clicking on the video above.
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BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.