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Rep. Allen West Reacts to New Immigration Policy, Says Gov’t Is Getting Away From One Based on the Consent of the American People

Florida Congressman Allen West joined America’s Newsroom to react to news that the United States policy on immigration is going to be changed to allow illegal immigrants younger than 30, who entered the country prior to turning 16, to avoid deportation. West believes this is another example of administrative overreach on the part of the Obama administration. He said, “To have an unelected bureaucrat in Janet Napolitano coming out about a policy decision which will affect residency here in the United States of America, that’s why we have oversight committees. This should have been brought up as legislation within the Homeland Security Committee both in the House and Senate.”

“I think right now, this shows that we are getting away from a government that’s based upon consent of the American people, and we’re starting to live under a rule by edict or executive order,” West charged.

In discussing the issue itself, West said that certain questions should have been answered prior to announcing the policy shift, including whether these immigrants will be given the right to vote.

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