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Clinton's unconstitutional immigration approach

To the editor: Appearing to me to be shamelessly pandering, Hillary Rodham Clinton claims that she would act unilaterally to provide a path to citizenship if Congress did not do so. While I am sympathetic to illegal immigrants, I note that Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution gives to Congress the power "to establish an uniform rule of naturalization." ("Clinton calls for path to citizenship, countering GOP immigration views," May 6)

It is disturbing when a president usurps an enumerated power of Congress simply because the president is not satisfied with congressional inaction. Congress, however ineffective it may be, retains its enumerated powers under the Constitution.

Gary Colboth, Long Beach

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