Video: House Judiciary Hearing on Executive Action on Immigration

December 2nd, 2014

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the President’s Executive Action on Immigration. During his opening remarks, Rep. Lamar Smith (R. Tx) cited my recent post on the legality of the President’s orders.

“Constitutional law professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law writes, ‘It cannot be the rule of law that the President can create arbitrary criteria of where the law will not apply and then exempt anyone who meets those criteria.  This is the very type of broad policy against enforcement that is so extreme as to amount to an abdication of the President’s statutory responsibilities.’”

I will have a much more in-depth version of this argument in the next issue of National Review, which will be online this Friday.

You can see the clip here at 26:00, or on YouTube.

H/T Zoe O’Herin