An Iowa congressman said on Tuesday that he will sue President Barack Obama over the executive’s decision to stop the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants. According to The Messenger, August 8, U.S. Representative Steve King told a audience at a Humboldt (Iowa) picnic, “I am bringing him to court and we're going to defend the Constitution of the United States and the separation of powers.'' The event was sponsored by the Humboldt County Republican Party.
King was referring to Obama’s signing of an executive order earlier this year halting the deportation of law-abiding illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before age 17, but who are not yet 30. Qualifying immigrants must have completed high school or served in the military. A long-time opponent of amnesty, King said he’d made the decision to sue the president the day of the announcement. He believes Obama violated the Constitution in issuing the executive order, since such a program should be created only through the congressional process, but a lawsuit must be filed before Labor Day, according to King. The Hill stated that under the policy change, immigrants will enjoy two a two-year deferral.
Of Obama’s executive order, King said, ''He has prosecutorial discretion, but he does not have the ability to grant blanket amnesty to entire classes of people.''
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Photo: In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) speaks in Washington: AP Images