- Stuart Long Amnesty has already died in Congress twice since President Obama has been in office. If he wants a third round, it won’t make any difference because Congress knows that amnesty is political suicide. It won’t happen. Barack Obama has already signed an executive order granting amnesty to illegals, and no one got amnesty. Because only Congress can make new laws, and the laws that are on the books now don’t allow it. Just like his failed attempt to create new gun laws, the President can’t create new immigration laws either.