Mon Apr 18, 2016 by Anil Kalhan
Ending Judicial Truthiness on Immigration (Washington Monthly)
When the Supreme Court considers what it hears this week in United States v. Texas—the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s immigration initiatives—the justices should start by getting the basic facts right, which is something that both the administration’s political opponents and lower court judges have scrupulously failed to do.
While their attacks have been framed in a variety of ways, Obama’s critics essentially accuse the President of unlawfully imposing by decree precisely that which Congress has declined to authorize by statute: legalization of noncitizens who lack lawful immigration status. In reality, the administration’s efforts do no such thing.