Saturday Night Live Mocks Obama on Executive Amnesty – This may be their Best Skit in Years!

This past week’s Saturday Night Live’s cold open was a biting indictment of President Obama’s decision to go it alone on illegal immigration and provide amnesty for some 5 million illegal aliens. In 3 short minutes they pretty much prove that the President is acting in an illegal and un-American manner on amnesty.

Our Congress has traditionally held all of the power when it comes to immigration –

Our Constitution clearly delineates a separation of powers. Congress is vested with writing laws and the President is charged with executing those laws. This is especially true when it comes to immigration.

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At the end of the 19th century, the Supreme Court declared that Congress had “plenary power” (meaning full and complete) to regulate immigration. Derived from Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, the doctrine is based on the concept that immigration is a question of national sovereignty, relating to a nation’s right to define its own borders and restrict entrance therein. As the high court observed, “Over no conceivable subject is the legislative power of Congress more complete.”

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But the folks at SNL said it so much better than I can – do yourself a favor and watch what may be the best skit they’ve done in years.

 

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