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. Texasâ€”the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administrationâ€™s immigration initiativesâ€”the justices should start by getting the basic facts right, which is something that both the administrationâ€™s political opponents and lower court judges have scrupulously failed to do.
While their attacks have been framed in a variety of ways, Obamaâ€™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 administrationâ€™s efforts do no such thing.