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Also with the White House now face a lawsuit over its executive order and immigration.
Critics say the policy of allowing certain illegal immigrants to stay here in the US.
Instead of facing the threat of deportation.
Violates the constitution.
Now the man leading -- cases Republican Iowa.
Congressman Steve King a member of the House Judiciary Committee and vice chair of the subcommittee and immigration sir good morning -- you.
Good morning but I haven't filed suit yet may be days possibly weeks away make your case right -- Now why.
Well weeks not months and the reason is this that the president has usurp the constitutional authority in article one.
-- congress established his immigration law his obligation as executive branches to take care that the laws be faithfully enforce.
He's clearly refused to do that he's declared -- prosecutorial discretion in previous cases under the more memos.
But this creates classes of people force after classes of people.
And those classes are those who have -- of the United States before -- sixteen are not yet thirty.
In school graduated from school received a ged or -- honorably discharged from the military.
That's groups of people that individuals that violates this prosecutorial discretion component and then.
He directs the US CIS citizenship and immigration services to produce a work for -- so that they can lawfully work in the United States.
But put all -- my sense believe that congress job put simply to understand as you don't believe the presence enforcing the law that was passed by congress and therefore you have an issue or claim.
Bill I believe is violated the constitution he's crossed the line and the separation of powers and -- usurp the constitutional authority.
-- the United States congress.
And if we don't protect that constitutional authority it will be gone and swallowed up by the executive branch the president himself and we had an expert on this topic just yesterday in what he says that what you need to argue is basically what you said there.
That you need to argue this on constitutional grounds not on immigration grounds correct your agree -- that.
That's that's been my stand all along I know that immigration will creep into this dialogue.
But this really is about the president usurping the authority.
The United States congress and you know in my background are our current secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack.
As governor of Iowa issued a similar order on a different subject I took him to court on this issue and we fought that out -- and was successful.
And that OK so it gave me a background to address in this I didn't have to hesitate -- do the research.
You just say -- Santana that kind of violation in that case is it is it the same as we're talking about now -- -- Are there differences between this.
Well the subject matter was a little bit different but it's the same if you have an executive officer that he effectively -- rights law.
By executive order executive -- Then they have usurped the authority of the legislature and that's what's happened here and I think it's very clear we had the best legal minds that.
Not around the table last Tuesday.
And our discussion went on for about ninety minutes.
But there was hardly any discussion about the merits of the case because they all concur that if we get the case heard on the merits or very likely to be successful -- work.
You mentioned the top this is weeks away so we're gonna follow and see whether or not there is action Steve King thank you for your time thank you a Republican from Ohio let's on this holiday I think --
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