In a briefing hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) dismissed “well-intentioned” efforts to stop President Barack Obama’s so-called executive amnesty through legislative process.
Instead, Brooks advocated using the judiciary and pointed out that it would only take a House resolution without the Senate or president to authorize court action.
“In my judgment, the only path that we have in Congress to stop the president’s illegal conduct with respect to immigration is through the judicial system,” Brooks said. “And the reason I say that is we don’t need the president’s consent to go to court.”
“I would submit that is the path we need to get behind because this is the only one that does not require the president’s consent to be successful,” Brooks added. “There will be a third party, the judicial system, that makes the decision on whether we win or lose.”
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