Conservative legal scholars from the Federalist Society agree that Obama has the legal authority to halt deportation of immigrants who reside in the US illegally. Greg Sargent, at WaPo:
With Republicans set to wage an epic showdown against President Obama’s expected executive action to shield millions from deportation — an action they claim will unleash Constitutional Armageddon — even members of one of the most influential conservative legal organizations in the country are now acknowledging his action is legal.
Sam Stein reports that senior lawyers at the annual convention of the Federalist Society entered into a spirited discussion in which panelists effectively acknowledged the President’s authority to act in this arena.
Worth checking out: NMC has more on the legality of Obama's order, including a comment on the calls for impeachment of Obama.
The question now: Since this is an executive order, it could be reversed. Knowing this, will eligible immigrants out themselves?