Let’s say the President truly does have the authority, as he asserts, to increase by 5 million the number of legal workers in the U.S. economy through executive action. And surely that means a future president could go back 5 million. Does that mean Congress — which seems to have authority over immigration and labor force matters — doesn’t get to pick the size of all that, within 5 million?
Does Congress get to pick that number within 10 million? And if the answer is “no,” what does Congress get to say about the size of the legal labor force?