Democratic Congressman on Legal Basis For Immigration Executive Orders: "I'm Not The Lawyer" Staff
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 10:17 AM
LAWRENCE O'DONNELL, MSNBC: No one at the White House has been able to give me the legal justification for the following component of the president's plan, which was leaked in the New York Times: the part where it says -- and just to be clear, most of this is just prosecutorial discretion. It is just law enforcement discretion, every chief executive has that from mayors to governors, police chiefs, we understand most of it is completely within the president's power-- the part that is questionable is the part where the New York Times says the president will allow many parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents.