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Loretta Lynch shot down left-leaning hopes for a blanket clemency rule for thousands of illegal immigrants en masse.
The head of the Department of Justice, appointed by Barack Obama himself, told Politico that a last-minute mass pardon before the president left the Oval Office was impossible.
Democrats had repeatedly called on the Obama administration to grant a pardon to thousands of young undocumented immigrants - known as DREAMers - before Donald Trump takes office.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
How do you "pardon" someone for being in the country illegally? What they want is amnesty, and that isn't something the president can grant by executive action.