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Greg Abbott: Obama’s Amnesty Is Epitome of Lawlessness

Greg Abbott: Obama’s Amnesty Is Epitome of Lawlessness

On Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Sunday,” Gov.-elect Greg Abbott (R-TX) said President Barack Obama’s executive order that essentially grants amnesty to upwards 5 million illegals already living in the United States is the, “epitome of lawlessness.”

Abbott said, “What the president has done violates the take care clause under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, requiring that the president take care to faithfully execute the laws. Understand this is no little trinket in the Constitution. At the constitutional convention itself, they considered whether or not the president should have the authority to dispense with enforcing certain laws, and they decided no, they didn’t want to give the president that authority. They wanted to ensure the president would be limited in his authority and ensure that the president would take care to execute the laws passed by Congress. in this case he’s violated that clause.”

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