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Jason Chaffetz Confronts DHS Secretary Johnson On Immigration: "Did Obama Change The Law?"

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-Utah): What do you say to someone who believes the president took action to change the law?

JEH JOHNSON, DHS SECRETARY: We do not change the law, we act within the law.

CHAFFETZ: Can you play the clip? This is from Nov. 25. This is the president in Nevada talking about this.

BARACK OBAMA: But what you're not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law.

CHAFFETZ: So you say you didn't change the law, but the president said he changed the law.

JOHNSON: We acted within existing law. We acted within our existing legal authority. Listen, I've been a lawyer 30 years, somebody plays me an eight word excerpt from a larger speech, I know to be suspicious. That was very nice.

CHAFFETZ: I'm going to read it back: "Now you're absolutely right that there have been a significant number of deportations that's true, but what you're not paying attention to is the fact I just took action to change the law, so that's point number one. Point number two: The way the change in the law works..." and he goes on. He's pretty clear and he is the president of the United States. This is why we have a hard time believing that Homeland Security is doing the right thing.

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