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(CNSNews.com) – When it comes to enforcing immigration law, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) said the Constitution gives the president the authority needed and that Congress must also uphold the Constitution. He added that perhaps “half of South America would like to come to the United States” to enjoy the freedoms America provides.
At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Congressman Aderholt, “Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution says the president ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Does the president have a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws?”
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Rep. Aderholt replied, “Well I think certainly by nature he does and by the way the Constitution reads, and I think this president’s done a very good job of trying to uphold that. And it is a part of his duty as it is part of Congress’s duty as well. We’ve got to uphold the Constitution as well, not just the president.”
“So, you know I think he has tried to -- he’s, of course, run into a lot of obstacles throughout the way. But I salute the president for trying to do what he can for trying to make sure that he upholds the Constitution, and tried to uphold the immigration laws.”
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“Needless to say, we have some issues in our immigration system that need to be revised, that need to be worked with,” said Aderholt. “In many ways we have a broken system. But we do have a lot of laws that on the books it can be upheld and I think that’s what the president’s doing.”
CNSNews.com followed up and asked, “Do you think Speaker Pelosi is interested in addressing the issue?”
The congressman said, “It doesn’t seem to be. I mean, she seems to be that she wants to address the...
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