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Welcome back your microphones Iowa congressman Steve King vice chair of the house immigration subcommittee.
Thank you Condit has -- you know what's what's this about you wanted to -- the administration.
Well that's your reports that we.
Members of congress and at American sentenced the president violates the constitution and the separation -- and besides that he can legislate by.
Memorandum dictated to and then by again -- -- We have all taken an oath to uphold the constitution and that means we have to we have to stick together -- forward the judicial branch is what.
As a branch of government that sorts out the disputes between -- corporate powers of the executive and the legislative.
Why do you think no others as of yet are joining you on this lawsuit.
They have there were they will be I got them gather round today and they're completely ready to take action they wanna know precisely that -- that action and the you know this came out as as it's always planned a Friday afternoon announcement.
-- and -- submit some of that and -- currently get back into session Eric really -- people were doing anything here together.
That Judiciary Committee mark up that I just came from and I can tell you there's significant interest and other members of congress but we don't really need other members of congress we needed it and the constitution and take it to the court rather than.
There's -- legislative solution in -- there's not the executive and it appears to respect the constitution.
We have to settle that issue and we don't we'll take a stand here.
On this issue and the doors wide open for the president to do whatever you shall do what is just -- presidential edict.
Before -- -- that you know the poll out today shows overwhelmingly American support with the president's new.
Well you know I've heard that before considered the polls when it comes upholding the constitution that's not a -- we can field.
And it surely wasn't an -- when he took the opening knows he's wrong.
Well I -- he knows he's wrong we wanted to -- I'm sure he doesn't believe that.
-- -- -- seeing you back get back to march 22000.
Level it is eaten at the belt school here Russian BC.
And he said that the -- -- security executive order that -- -- the DREAM Act but he can't do that because.
Constitutionally is restrained from doing so and it on tape at least two other times and that's -- -- position and he actually put up.
And constitutional law class.
You know yeah microscopic way.
But you know this is not amnesty this is not the DREAM -- this is simply saying here's how -- every delegate our resources.
In order to cover.
You know what we need to cover and not put our resources to something that is not effective for us and it's temporary they can be reversed.
But either by him or by the next president.
He knows that politically it's very very difficult to reverse such a decision as this.
Cabinet yet furthermore and with regard to the argument that's consistently in the memo I think all -- prosecutorial discretion in the Morton memo yet that.
But it's everywhere under under the individual cases were going to rebuke even 300000 who have been adjudicated for deportation -- regularly in the United States.
Under the prosecutorial discretion.
I disagree with the policy but I didn't and McCain going to court on that -- this is different.
The president has repeated at least itself saying I believe it works out to be three classes of people and -- directed.
When -- -- class that's different than prosecutorial discretion and he has gone.
So that directive are directing in the US I am a citizen of Turkish sources to be a -- to give people -- right to work but don't artists -- But when it's -- -- wiggle it around deporting these people these are people as you know who've been here for at least five years in a certain age who came here through no fault of their own.
We're not going to rounding them up -- and make sure they're educated why not give the opportunity.
To bid to take advantage of education -- -- street gangs and donate on a street corners.
That we won an educated populace in this country.
Did you get all gathered together and classroom Nike give him the first education on constitutional law that there wouldn't feel so bad.
Obligation for our I -- by the way too big of which you know doctor Ken Mayer professor at the university Wisconsin Madison studies executive order says he doesn't see much chance that this is going to be successfully litigated.
Just about everybody the left or right agrees this is something at the core of executive discretion and that's -- the court may look at.
-- not -- I've been here before.
And it would be and twelve years ago or actually thirteen.
One that governor -- and now the current secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack beside -- that he could legislate by executive order and and so easy he could rewrite the code of Iowa and similar type of issue.
And the -- -- told me that I didn't understand that it was a nuance and carefully drafted executive order it was constitutional.
And I went to court in the Kasey -- vs Vilsack is in the books and and the court rarely find that it was.
Separation of powers issue and and exactly cannot legislate by it by executive order -- that's the province of the legislature and -- congress.
As and -- -- and -- tenth and eleventh congress.
Our refuse to pass.
-- the DREAM Act and in one case at least rejected it.
This congress hasn't taken it -- the argument is that the president then can do something that the congress has refused to do and against.
But actually four consecutive -- this is that -- taking overreach of the executive branch and he takes an oath of office to -- -- that the laws be faithfully executed.
But he said I'm not gonna of course a lot what do what if any side and he was -- -- -- -- any other aspect of the president decided that.
They were just going to ignore the restraint on the debt ceiling and -- didn't borrow or another truly better.
Early and then I -- it was made back then that he would have had the chance would have had the option do that is well that could have been tested as well.
There's a chance he might have been able to get away with it you know -- -- -- -- think an executive can -- I guess is boils down to a court deciding.
Whether or not that applies in this case.
Start on I think it does.
Can't tell me I'm a bit surprised and some of the discussions today with -- constitutional scholar at along the way.
That our president hasn't had the audacity to push it to this point in the past.
I know that you know that Jackson had sure I'm audacity but beyond that I haven't seen a President Bush at this -- We want this congress you know -- and I can say these members are here on the floor of that as we talk right now.
They don't they understand that if we let this past there is no place to draw the line that the president can continue to pick apart any -- legislation that he doesn't like.
Even tell all of that was signed by a previous president ratified by previous -- Does it bother you that the guy you support for president presuming you're supporting Mitt Romney when -- five times by Bob Schieffer this past Sunday would not commit.
The weather even agreed to what the president is doing here.
Well and I didn't see that there you'll overlook that about ten -- in a -- obviously that.
I don't know anybody else in this congress and stepped up without hesitation and for -- it was about thirty seconds and deliberation because that lived through this before.
I would expect him there Ramirez's attorney looking at this analyzing it trying to figure out the implications.
Army and had -- have already gone through that lived through it and and and it -- and it's an instinctive this whole thing.
One violence and under the constitution.
Understand my role is to uphold its end of the last -- -- my kids' inheritance -- and the passengers and let me explain to them sorry you're gonna make her living medal and you'll -- liberty.
-- what are you gonna -- file on this.
Well we are prepared yet -- when it really need to do -- President the best brains are on the table and determine how best use your resources and they intellectual assets that we -- and it's going to take time to put together that's why does list because standing as a big question that it's very hard to meet the standing requirements set a federal case.
Some are more aware of that.
And so we have to plug into place.
Armed people from every aspect that they're possibly considered degree -- -- so that the court doesn't you know I'm standing and I wanna make the case that if the court does -- standing.
That they have more or less asserted that no one in America has city as it has its standing city and their own constitutional guarantees and.
But that's the case worker needs some kind of some other remedy and it going to be long hard -- -- -- what that might be I'm not inclined to use that I work.
All eyes there was so that we don't even -- -- you can file suit based on standing issues.
By the veil intact and file.
We don't know -- the corporate rules and we want to make sure we do a good couple issues outlook of -- listing date that played -- that are there.
And quite a bit but of course our legal argument that cover the waterfront so it's going to be take awhile to be carefully present sound case.
I believe around constitutionally sound around.
And arm band and I we can find a remedy -- -- -- scorching.
That you are an issue and -- Let me just I -- a -- company just legalities aside do you agree that not going after these people live in the be educated people who came here through no fault of their -- -- no choice of their own.
Not going after them is the right thing to do prefer -- legalities -- is that the right thing to do morally.
-- I think it undermines the rule walk and now I'm oppose amnesty and I and I said that many on -- Well but that's no longer discussion Q&A at an amnesty is your granite granite -- to -- immigration lawbreakers and -- You would go after these people ran -- when you send him back -- -- you deport Olympic.
I'm actually -- -- what what -- about -- saying is that this policy that the president has decided to implement by -- -- is the strongest argument that the open borders people out.
There are many other pieces of this -- need to come true -- the enforcement side -- -- including stopping the bleeding at the border shut -- the jobs bank at any Sanctuary Cities.
And that this kind of the -- the other hand that we can discuss if we can refurbish the rule of law.
Now the president has done violence of the rule of law and the constitution itself that makes sense Parker issue but it means we're gonna fight longer.
All right guns and I thank you for Doug and it was tonight thanks for your time sir.
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