McCain on Obama Granting Work Permits to Illegals: He Can't Do It Because He's Not King
by JON STREET
June 19, 2012
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told CNSNews.com on Monday that President Barack Obama does not have the authority to unilaterally grant illegal aliens the authorization to work in the United States because he is not a king.
In making this argument, McCain said he was referencing Obama's own words.
CNSNews.com asked McCain, "President Obama said Friday that his administration would like to grant work authorization to some illegal aliens. Where specifically does the Constitution authorize the Executive Branch to permit illegal aliens to work in the United States?"
"This is the same action that a year ago, I believe it was, that President Obama said he couldn't take, because he wasn't king. Those were his words. So, obviously the action taken without legislation through Congress, in my view, is not correct," McCain said.
"I think that it requires legislative action from the Congress of the United States," he added.
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