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Obama Foes Need Laws or Impeachment in Immigration Fight

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The lifeline Barack Obama threw 5 million undocumented immigrants is seen as an exercise of discretion that historically only Congress can check, either through legislation or possibly impeachment.

Legal scholars say the president has strong arguments to deploy in defense of his executive order lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants. And any lawsuits aimed at overturning it may not be resolved until after he leaves office.