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And security secretary -- and Paul -- today -- on the new policy directive that halts the deportations.
Of anywhere from 800000.
To one point four million illegal immigrants.
Congressman Randy Forbes as -- -- tunnel about whether the new policy.
Violates the rule of law.
It is as I understand it the president of the United States.
You don't dispute the fact that he was correct when he said he didn't have authority as president of the United States to issue an order to do what you have now issued.
S secretary of Homeland Security what you feel that you have that authority and that capability to do.
We are well see it.
In the law that's correct represented.
Congressman Randy Forbes member of the House Judiciary Committee armed services committee joining us now good to have you with us congressman.
Are you -- -- last -- this way are you satisfied with the secretary's response.
Let's sometimes you just feel like you can't write this stuff you know and you you listen to what they say basically what the secretary said today.
Was that the president of the United States did not have authority.
To do what she did but that she has as secretary of Homeland Security more authority than the president of United States.
She went -- to indicate that the president if he doesn't have the authority can bootstrap it -- simply ordering some -- his administration to do something.
That he doesn't have the authority to did.
Lou if that doesn't violate the rule of law if it makes -- logical sense I don't think anybody in that room today could understand it.
Even if it is indeed.
A breach of the law.
Even if it makes a mockery of our legal system and our government.
The fact is there's not a thing that congress can do about it at least any time soon.
Right below there's nothing congress can do about it there's something the American people can do about it we're hoping in November that we see a change may have different president different senate.
And then we can go about changing some of these things that we just like -- agreed to such -- -- the US the are out with Spanish language commercials.
In this country.
Food stamp recipients and they stopped the program is -- is the public became aware of it all last week.
Now we learn that there is a partnership is it is described.
Above the Department of Agriculture between the United States government in the Government of Mexico.
In which there working together to provide food stamps.
-- four Mexican nationals in the United States IE illegal -- -- sometimes you just sit back do you think -- you mentioned earlier we've had 41 straight months of high unemployment over 8%.
Net loss of 473000.
Jobs we're getting ready to have some 100000 more jobs lost of these tax rates go up.
Forget Red -- 2.4 million jobs lost at these defense cuts coming to place an 800000 jobs lost its healthcare continues.
And yet what are they doing -- sort of correcting some of that they're trying to spend money as fast as they can.
On people who are here illegally it just makes -- cents in the ordinary hardworking Americans out there just trying to keep his head above water every day.
Are there we've just put up on the screen now the fact that we.
Bring in over a million.
Flasher we brought in over a million.
Legal permanent residents we brought in four point four million people into this country.
Legally last year.
-- -- the administration acts like it's a civil rights proposition.
That this is somehow some on welcoming.
-- this -- nation.
While the same time we have Hispanics in this country are -- largest minority group.
This is this is particularly peculiar politics it seems to me what do you -- Well Lou one of the things as you mentioned it's not just the number of legal immigrants that we welcomed into the country.
But if you take all of the legal immigrants around the world the United States allow -- in our country and all the other countries in the world combined.
And we welcome people coming here legally who abide by the rules and who abide by the rule of law.
But I do not understand what part of illegal that this administration just does not understand.
If they want to change the law they need to change the law but they shouldn't just arbitrarily come back and say they have the Fiat power to change it when they don't.
And secondly they shouldn't just stop enforcing the laws that we currently have on the books.
As you say a decision for the American people remain in November very quickly them again.
Are you confident that congress the White House are going to be able.
Two take the -- of owning.
Shots that -- put together under sequestration.
To rationalize them and -- at the same time stop.
Those who are committing political suicide maybe you don't want to and stop them.
The Democrats from committing political suicide in November by threatening the entire country -- recession.
Below there's too much involved both from a national strategic point of view and also from the 2.4 million jobs that we could be losing the sequestration.
So far the house has passed a budget that would stop that.
But the senate has refused to do that and says they won't and the president has said he won't do anything to stop it.
We have to take them that the word if they refuse to do it the only option the American people has -- to change the senate in November to change the White House that we can get it done before.
The end of the year.
Congressman -- for its good to have your back.
Thank you the.