The Constitution of the United States does not give presidents the power to carry out major policy changes without the cooperation of other branches of government. But President Obama has demonstrated, time and again, that he has no respect for the Constitution's limitations on his power.
Apparently the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives — which is to say, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor — thinks that amnesty is not amnesty if you call it "immigration reform" and toss in some fig-leaf requirements before the amnesty kicks in.
In national-security matters, the news media couldn’t do a better job misinforming the public if they tried. The latest example is their portrayal of the five Taliban officials traded for Bowe Bergdahl.