Did Congress Really Give the Secretary of Homeland Security Unfettered Discretion Back in 1986 to Confer Legal Immigrant Status on Whomever He Wishes?

Engage Volume 15, Issue 3
John C. Eastman January 14, 2015

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he was unilaterally suspending deportation proceedings against millions of illegal immigrants.  Despite the President’s claim that his actions were simply “the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic President for the past half century,” whether or not prosecutorial discretion can be stretched so far is actually an issue of first impression.  But as serious as that issue is, it masks a much more fundamental constitutional question about executive power...[Read More!]

Engage Volume 15, Issue 2

December 19, 2014
Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups provides original scholarship on current, important legal and policy issues. It is a collaborative effort, involving the hard work and voluntary dedication of each of the organization’s fifteen Practice Groups. Through its publication, these Groups aim to contribute to the marketplace of ideas in a way that is collegial, measured, and insightful—to spark a higher level of debate and discussion than we often see in today’s legal community...[Read Now!]