Can The Pres. of the United States grant amnesty to the illegals without going through the senate or congress?

I'm just wondering what the Constitution of the United States says about that. Does anyone know?

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    The Constitution Article 2 section 2 states:

    Section. 2.

    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment....

    So, yes according to the Constitution he does have the legal right but I do not expect him to abuse his power like the Republican Presidents and do so.

    Source(s): The US Constitution Article 2 Section 2 Paragraph 1
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  • 10 years ago

    Only If they wait in line, Pay a fine, Speak English and spanish and find a Real Job and not cause trouble, Reagan did this in 1986, Why change things now that will only hurt Mexicans and Hispanics not help them.

    Condemn SB 1070 and Boycott Arizona for Fair Immigration.

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  • TAT
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    James is about right. However, there are those who interpret the passage not as a blanket pardon that has not gone through the official request process. O will do it with an executive order.

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  • 10 years ago

    This one probably will. He doesn't have any respect for procedures, rules, protocols. He finds the constitution and the bill of rights irrelevant. He will do as he wishes.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Obama hates Americans but loves illegals

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No. Every legislation the president writes has to be approved by the House and Senate.

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  • 10 years ago

    He can do it seeing as he has been doing almost anything that he wants to do.

    Does not make it right and if he did that he would never hear the end of it.

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  • Judy
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    I dont think he would want to go that route. Going it alone would mean he would not have someone else to blame when all hell broke loose.

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  • DanD
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    yes. He can pardon them but he will never win another election . and there would be the riots .

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    If he does. you will see History repeat itself.

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