Then Ben Lockwood would be ripped on mercilessly for not understanding the rule of law. It actually wouldn't matter what the issue was--if he was trying to be a bureaucrat repealing an act of Congress, which is essentially the case as you are describing above, it would be a similar reaction to when Alexander Haig said he was in charge when Reagan got shot and Bush was in transit. Even "swaying the will of the people," wouldn't have any effect unless it was so overwhelming that Congress had to act, which would require a lot more than a 50/50 split in the country. In a split like that, both sides would dig their heels in. Of course, if Congress did repeal the law, then so be it, as it is their purpose. That's the problem with a single-minded agenda stories. The writers will ignore reality to create a fiction that is either ignorant or as unrealistic as real aliens coming here under the circumstances in this show. You're right that Witwer has been solid this season. Exactly. These writers were so hurt and disgusted that Trump won that they have badly hurt their show. Instead of trying to redo the 2016 election, they should probably work on telling good stories. This story is a thinly veiled attack on Trump, and they have to jump through unrealistic hoops to get it there. This story neither reflects actual events or any actual people--just their perception of them. While I don't feel this is a good storyline for Supergirl, imagine if they did it right, and instead of demonizing anyone who disagrees with the writers, they addressed the concerns and show that those who are worried about their safety. CW constantly talks about inclusion, but I am willing to bet there are no conservatives on the Supergirl writing staff that get a say and would be allowed to write the opposing view. If Congress did repeal this Alien Amnesty Act, it would be completely within their right to do so, and the aliens would have to comply. Every nation has a right to choose who they welcome into it, and who they do not.