The BBC are delightedly reporting as a few US judges try to stop the implementation of President Donald Trump's immigration reforms.
Thanks to Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/15/judges-inventing-new-reasons-obstruct-donald-trumps-popular-immigration-reforms/ I now know that:
'... the written law is entirely clear that the written Constitution and the elected Congress give only the elected president and his Senate-confirmed deputies the legal power to accept or deny entry of alien foreigners into the United States.
Here's the relevant statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1182 (f):
(f) Suspension of Entry or Imposition of Restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
The Supreme Court has accepted and validated this "plenary power" of the elected president. For example, the court declared in its 1950 judgment lawsuit, titled Knauff v. Shaughnessy, that "It is not within the province of any court, unless expressly authorized by [congressional] law, to review the determination of the political branch of Government to exclude a given alien."'
Fascinating but irrelevant to the anti President Donald Trump and pro unlimited immigration BBC.