Fmr. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Calls Obama’s New Immigration Policy a ‘Temporary Fix’
Many are asking if President Obama violated his oath of office when he unleashed a new executive order on immigration without getting a ruling from Congress. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales weighed in on this issue during Monday's On the Record.
Gonazales told Greta Van Susteren that his problem with the president’s executive order is that it’s a temporary fix for a very complicated situation. He added, “We need something that cannot be undone by the next president or by the next Congress.”
Gonalzes said that you don’t generally exclude an entire class of individuals from being subject to the law, and said, “I think in this particular case, President Obama has put himself in the position where he is subject to criticism that he is ignoring the will of Congress by ignoring the law.”
“Potentially, an argument can be made that he’s violated his oath of office to make sure that the laws are faithfully executed,” he continued.
Gonzales is hopeful that this action will move Congress and whoever wins the 2012 presidential election to focus more closely on immigration reform.