Gutierrez: 'I Want to Thank' Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals
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Home » News Gutierrez: 'I Want to Thank' Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals By Edwin Mora September 14, 2011 Subscribe to Edwin Mora's posts
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., left, talks with Rep. Jose Serrano, D-NY, on Capitol Hill before members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced their support for the health care reform bill on Thursday, March 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) thanked President Obama for circumventing the Legislative branch when it comes to immigration law.
Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code makes it a federal crime to be in the United States illegally. Nevertheless, the Obama administration in August directed federal immigration officials to use "prosecutorial discretion" in deciding which illegal aliens to detain and deport. [link to www.cnsnews.com]