DRUM ROLL: President Obama’s Video Announcement of his Prime Time Address to the Nation
President Obama announced, in a video, that he will be giving a speech about immigration at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. It is very interesting that the President chose to announce this executive action in a prime-time address. I remember that he announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) by issuing the executive order without addressing the nation.
I believe that the President is doing this to debunk some of the misinformation regarding his authority to issue the executive order. Many scholars have issued statements endorsing the President and his plans, which others have not. I do believe that he has the power to issue the executive order, a right upheld by the courts after ICE officers sued the President after DACA. This should be a very interesting week.