“The Constitution requires the president to enforce the law. It authorizes the president to recommend changes to the law. It does not — does not — permit the president to selectively choose which laws to enforce. More important than party, and more important than presidential politics, must be the upholding of the constitution and seeing to it that the laws are faithfully executed. This action may make for good politics in some quarters of our Nation, but it sets a terrible and dangerous precedent.”
West Virginia Democratic Nick Rahall spoke to his fellow members of the House of Representatives about Obama’s immigration announcement, June 8, 2012.