(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told CNSNews.com Tuesday she will let the courts decide whether President Barack Obama has the authority to unilaterally grant Social Security numbers to illegal aliens.
CNSNews.com asked Mikulski on Capitol Hill Tuesday: “A federal court recently stated that prosecutorial discretion does not include giving Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens. Do you believe that President Obama has the power legally to unilaterally grant these numbers to illegal aliens?”
“Right now, because of the Texas court decision, those questions are going to go through the courts. And actually I’ll look forward to hearing the court and the judicial branch’s insight and recommendations on this,” Mikulski responded.
CNSNews.com followed up with Mikulski: “And until then, do you personally believe he has the power to do this under the law?”
“It’s not what I personally believe. It’s what the law states and the Constitution allows. So I look forward to the legal process going forward,” Mikulski responded.
Although she would not comment on the legality of Obama’s immigration program, Mikulski has been an adamant opponent of Republican efforts to block funding for them.