Immigration is not an issue I’m passionate about. To some degree my sympathies are with the open-borders folks. But I’m appalled by his recent announcement that he is going to disregard immigration law and implement his own policy instead. John Yoo gives the new policy a look that is all the more damning for his caution, but I think IBD sums it up well:
The chief executive who swore to faithfully execute the nation’s laws picks those he’ll ignore and makes up others through regulation and executive order. He sees no need for a Congress or Constitution.
The president is not king; he doesn’t get to make the rules by himself. This president (despite having sort of taught constitutional law) doesn’t seem to understand that.