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President Obama violated his oath of office -- Bush Administration -- general Alberto Gonzalez says he answer maybe yes.
He's raising red flags up president Obama's new executive order on immigration.
In order would spare thousands of young illegal immigrants brought here by the parents deportation.
From her attorney general Gonzalez that's -- -- Good evening Greta how are you.
I ever US and tell me your thought I'm the president says signing of this executive order and what is your problem with -- Well but my problem is is it's a temporary fix for very complicated situation I think most who say that that we needed.
Have copies of immigration reform.
And something we need something that that cannot be on -- by the next president or by the next congress you know prosecutors as you know.
Have a regular discretion in making charging decisions -- based upon charging policy based on circumstances.
Law enforcement priorities -- resource is.
But but generally -- you don't exclude an entire class of individuals.
-- from being subject to the law and I think in this particular case.
Pres Obama has has put himself in the position where he is subject to criticism that -- he is ignoring the will congress by ignoring the law.
And that from potentially -- that an argument can be made that that he's violating his oath of office to make sure at the laws are faithfully.
Faithfully executed but from my perspective what's really important here is the import to -- it.
Look at cop at immigration reform something is actually crucial for our country.
And and I'm hopeful of Middle East this action is gonna be a catalyst for discussion and debate.
And it's gonna move the congress and and and -- the president.
Whoever the president is after this election.
Two to focus on conference in immigration reform.
You -- a very is an issue not many issues that but one is this whole issue prosecutorial discretion because prosecutors as you and I both know every day of the week.
They make decisions on what to prosecute or are not oftentimes it might be because it's a petty crime that we simply don't of the resource to go pick up every single -- -- -- every single crime and so prosecutors makes judicious decisions in terms of what the -- not.
I suppose that makes this different is it's a presidential pronouncement an executive order and it and excludes an entire class of people -- an entire group.
And with and -- haven't seen -- broad discretion at least I have an -- like that that's the first question the second question.
Is that it is done now -- six months out from the election when something he -- -- much more comprehensive plan.
In July of 2010 when he had both the house and the senate and he had the White House.
And -- fell on deaf ears he waited till now so that makes a little bit suspicious.
No question about the timing -- is is very peculiar the president is on record speaking to Hispanic audience telling -- it's panic audience.
That he had no authority to do what they want which was suspended deportations without changing the constitution.
And now I think now suddenly finds that he does have the authority and so the time of course.
That one can only can only conclude that it is in order to try to gather support within Hispanic community.
And listen with respect to grow up -- natural resources I understand and I agree that that -- -- that the resource should reallocate first.
To more to the most serious crimes but again when you when you suspend.
The enforcement of a law through entire class of individuals.
I guess that is gonna subject the president as well as we're witnessing here to criticism that in -- fact he has ignored the law ignoring the -- of congress.
Is there doing this can be radioed.
What's the vehicle emeritus means this -- I don't.
I don't think I I think this is going to be a bit -- -- -- -- boy it's going to be -- what and and the court of public opinion quite frankly.
Greta again my hope is say look we're talking about tonight we're talking about about this where we're talking about -- kits which by the way.
I do support the intent of what the president was trying to do here.
I do believe that that that these children should not pay for the -- of their parents.
What I have no problem with is a way that in which the president did I also have a problem in that.
What the president did that does not address the issue of.
Providing additional border security.
There's not discourage workers from -- undocumented immigrants.
Does not -- decent -- Ayers.
And so it from my -- from my perspective -- it is well short of what we need.
To deal with our immigration challenges.
And I'm concerned that this action while may be well intentioned terms of helping these kids is gonna relieve the pressure to pursue.
I'm very difficult comprehensive solution.
And I guess take it one step for of the fact that we have house -- senate Republicans Democrats.
And the president and this administration or any administration we all know this a very serious problem.
And let's give -- source Saddam work on solutions were really going to discuss it every four years when it comes upon election time and -- wants to Hispanic vote.
No question about and Anderson out this is because it affects our -- security.
It affects our foreign policy it if it affects families it affects our economic policy.
-- we elect our leaders in Washington to deal with these kinds of issues and only they have the ability to to develop.
A very Smart comprehensive.
A plan that's gonna make America safer.
This -- that complement our Nash are our economic policies it's time for Republicans and Democrats to come together and find common ground.
On this difficult issue on behalf of the American people.
That's that they asked for the -- so they should do at this a couple of -- that resolution.
Judge thank you nice to see --