Alberto Gonzales Thinks Obama May Have Overstepped on Immigration Policy

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Alberto Gonzales. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Photo: Chris Graythen/2007 Getty Images

According to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, President Obama may have breached his oath of office by issuing last week's executive order to change how the government deals with illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. Here's Gonzales at a Faith & Freedom Coalition meeting in Washington, D.C. today:

To halve through executive order the deportation of some undocumented immigrants looks like a political calculation to win Hispanic votes, and subjects him to criticism that he is violating his oath of office by selectively failing to enforce the law.

It's not that Gonzales is opposed to Obama's goals here. He's on the record as "supporting helping these kids" and just this past week cautioned Mitt Romney to temper his own hard-line position on immigration. He does, however, think the president's methods may have been illegal, if not exactly impeachable. Stay tuned, we suppose.