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Lindsey Graham: Obama’s immigration end-run around Congress ‘possibly illegal’

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham took to Twitter on Friday morning to express his frustration with the Obama administration’s announcement that it will provide de-facto amnesty to over 800,000 illegal immigrants.

Calling it “possibly illegal” and charging the administration with playing politics, the senator did not mince words with a barrage of tweets over the course of an hour.

“Mr. President, I don’t think this is a wise way to fix a broken immigration system,” he began.

“This is a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership,” Graham continued. “This decision avoids dealing with Congress and the American people instead of fixing a broken immigration system once and for all.”

According to Graham the strategy could be illegal.

“President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal, he tweeted, adding “This type of policy proposal, regardless of motivation, will entice people to break our laws.”

The immigration policy change, announced Friday, would make ostensibly law-abiding illegal immigrants under 30 years old who were brought to the country as children immune to deportation and give them access to renewable work permits.

“President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch,” Graham concluded.

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