Illegal aliens are planning to ask President Obama for pardons covering some 750,000 Dreamers.
Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 Dreamers, saying such a move is their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes the Oval Office. The Washington Times
I would like to think that this request is just a dream, but with obama, who knows. And besides, VA Governor Terry McAullife’s pardoning some 60,000 felons by auto-pen to allow them to vote in the 2016 election, sets a precedent for the irresponsible use of executive power to abuse pardons. The Daily Caller
Will obama run the ball with the McAuliffe pardon power play? There has never before been such mass pardon. And the bureaucratic process in place for handling individual pardon requests surely cannot handle such mass pardon either. But as the Constitution places no limits on the Presidential power to pardon, none of the foregoing binds a President. The only thing I can see that might stop obama is the damage it could do to his legacy. Will that stop him? Or will Trump have an inaugural day surprise? I don’t know. We’ll see soon enough.