Speaker Ryan: ‘The president is not permitted to write law – only Congress is’

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The House of Representatives this week votes on a resolution that will determine whether Congress files with the Supreme Court a brief opposing President Obama’s stayed executive order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants.

Politico has the story:

Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that the House will vote on a resolution to allow the chamber to file a brief in a Supreme Court case that tests the validity of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order.

Ryan (R-Wis.) told a closed meeting of House Republicans that the chamber will attempt to file a brief in U.S. v. Texas, which tests whether Obama’s plan to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is legal. A lower court halted the program. Ryan cautioned that this is an “extraordinary circumstance,” according to a source in the room, and lawmakers should not expect that the House will intervene in every Supreme Court case.

“This is a very extraordinary step. In fact, it’s never been done before. This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’ Article One powers under our constitution. This is a question between Article One and Article Two,” Ryan told reporters. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very, very clear.”

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