Sen. Kennedy: Trump Has a Constitutional Duty to Enforce Immigration Laws

By Cody Leach | July 1, 2019 | 11:31am EDT
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( - Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to enforce immigration laws.

He added that since illegal immigration is against the law, you must enforce the law until you change that law.

At the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, asked, “Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution says the president ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Does the president have a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws?”

“Yes,” Kennedy replied.

“Illegal immigration is illegal, and if you believe in the rule of law, you enforce the law until you change the law - if you change the law.”

A 2017 study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) found that illegal immigrants cost the American taxpayer — on net — $116 billion a year.


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