Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz said on “Fox News Sunday” that President Barack Obama’s use of executive amnesty was tantamount to “counterfeiting immigration papers.”
Well, the notion that this is just prosecutorial discretion is simply nonsense. The Constitution gives Congress the authority to establish our immigration laws. What the President announced this week is a wholesale refusal to follow our immigration laws, to enforce our immigration laws. Number one, for 4 to 5 million people here illegally, he’s promising to print up and give work authorizations. Essentially he’s gotten in the job of counterfeiting immigration papers, because there’s no legal authority to do what he’s doing. He’s simply giving work authorizations and claiming unilateral authority.