House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that Congress was slated to vote on whether to file an amicus brief against President Obama’s 2014 immigration reform program, which offers executive amnesty to more than 4 million immigrants in the country.
“The House will vote on whether to file an amicus brief in Supreme Court opposing the president’s executive amnesty,” the speaker told reporters on Capitol Hill, adding, “This is a very extraordinary step. In fact it’s never been done before, but this executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’ Article 1 powers under our Constitution.”
Ryan reminded reporters the “President is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is.”