Columnist George Will argued that President Obama’s planned executive order on immigration was “institutional vandalism” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
“I think this is institutional vandalism that we’re seeing here. after 9/11, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities said we are going to have to devote fewer resources to bank robbers for example and more to fighting terrorism because of scarce resources. This is very different, the president is nullifying a law, he’s not doing so because he says we have scarce resources, he never mentions that because, they’re not in fact. He is rather saying, that something radical has changed and he doesn’t say what that is from the years of 2009 and 2010, when he had the majorities in congress that would have enabled him to do whatever he wanted. he’s not citing as we did after Tienanmen Square, allowing a category of immigrants from China to stay here and then go back, or Haiti after the earthquake, he’s not citing that at all. He’s not even citing any legal opinion from the office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice that would explain why he’s doing this. He’s doing this because he thinks he can. And it is nullification, it’s not enforcement discretion within any meaningful sense” he said.
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