Committee Approval Provision in the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Bill

Headnotes: 

The provision in the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill, which gives the House and Senate Judiciary Committees power to dispense with certain otherwise applicable statutory requirements for an employment eligibility system, is unconstitutional, whether viewed as allowing a congressional committee to exercise delegated executive power, or as authorizing a legislative act without the necessary requirements of bicameralism and presentation to the President.

Updated July 9, 2014