July 15, 2014

Charles Krauthammer’s July 11 op-ed column, “The immigration no-brainer,” contained a good description of the problem of unaccompanied children trying to immigrate. But I found strange Mr. Krauthammer’s accusation of President Obama as not serious: “Stopping the wave is not complicated. A serious president would go to Congress tomorrow proposing a change in the law.” This appears to say that only the president can fix the problem and only by proposing legislation to Congress.

Our Constitution sets forth our system of government: Congress writes legislation and sends it to the president to sign or veto.

I am very disappointed that Mr. Krauthammer would let his dislike of the president lead him to present Congress as unable to act on its own to write the laws of the land.

Stephen Levitas, Bethesda

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