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Obama has power to act: Front & Center

Obama has power to act: Front & Center

With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the United States. Congressional Republicans have denounced the president's plan as unlawful; House Speaker John Boehner vowed to fight it "tooth and nail." In an email interview with the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board, we asked Gary Gershman, a professor of history and legal studies at Nova Southeastern University, for his perspective on executive orders. Q: What gives presidents the authority for executive orders?...

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