Judge Nap on Amnesty Plan: 'Impeachable Violations of Constitution'
A draft memo obtained by Fox News reveals proposals for executive actions on immigration reform that could be announced by President Obama as early as next week.
As part of the 10-point plan, up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants living with their American born kids would be allowed to stay in the U.S., an expansion of deferred action. The plan would also expand deferred action for DACA children. There is also a proposal to raise pay for ICE officers to boost morale.
The plan would also allow family members of illegal immigrants another avenue for citizenship through the military’s delayed entry program. Sources say this avenue will likely be exploited, with people joining the military, then not showing up for boot camp.
Other proposals include a 50-percent discount to the first 10,000 naturalization applicants, 500,000 technology jobs through the State Department visa program, and increased border security.
Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox and Friends" he "hates" the proposal, regardless of whether it is the "humane" thing to do for illegal immigrants in the United States. He explained that it comes down to the president trying to "rewrite" the law to allow immigrants to stay in the country.
"Under the Constitution, only the Congress can rewrite the law. So you have the president rewriting the law and failing to comply with his oath. What does that equal? That equals serious violations of the Constitution. That equals offenses that rise to the level of impeachability," said Napolitano, adding that he doesn't think it would be politically wise for Republicans to pursue impeachment and doesn't think they will.
Watch his full analysis.