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By allowing as 5 million illegal aliens into the United States for the remainder of his term, Obama is violating the Constitution and Congress and the courts must respond.

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President Barack Obama shares a laugh with senior advisors during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama’s immigration action is based on no statutory authority, but is instead an expansion of the idea of “prosecutorial discretion” — the notion that federal government can’t catch all scofflaws, and so it must set priorities.

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Bill Frenzel may not be the last of a breed. But the numbers like him are vastly diminished, and those with his personal and public qualities are rare at any time.

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Economist Jonathan Gruber speaks at a conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, March 12, 2014. Reuters

Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the “stupidity” of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it.

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President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama’s proposed unilateral action on immigration is yet another step on the path to an imperial executive office in America.

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If President Obama goes through with his executive action plans on immigration, there will likely be a huge backlash from the Republican party but also the American people. We should be prepared for an immigration showdown on Capitol Hill.

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Americans want their leaders to be willing to meet with leaders of hostile or unfriendly countries to the US, but they also view preventing the spread of nuclear weapons as a very important foreign policy goal. They say the nuclear program in Iran, a country that most view as unfriendly or an enemy, is a ‘critical threat’ to the US.

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With the determination of President Obama to issue his executive order on immigration this week, the lame-duck session in Congress takes on a fascinating set of twists.

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America always needs high-skilled immigrants. And we don’t need to tie them to an employer. Despite all the taxes and regulations, this is still a free enterprise system; let them make their own way.

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None of the three responses liberals give to conservatives’ and moderates’ critiques of Obama’s impending unilateral action on immigration makes his plan sound any better.

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