President Obama’s executive action on immigration is “outrageous” and “an offense to the Constitution,” Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Thursday night, after President Obama told the nation he will allow millions of illegal immigrants to “come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”

“When people are saying, Oh, he’s not changing the law, he’s not making the law,” they’re wrong, Gohmert said. “The law is that if you’re illegally in this country, you are not allowed to work.

“The president has said, Well, Congress didn’t act, I waited six years, and so I’m going to go ahead and do that. That is outrageous! That is such an offense to the Constitution,” Gohmert told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Thursday night.

In his speech, President Obama said he would allow millions of illegal immigrants, including high-skilled workers, to “stay and contribute to our economy.”

Gohmert said the president’s announcement is particularly offensive to the African-Americans and Hispanic Americans who have an enormously high unemployment rate. “This president has come in and said, You know what? For political gain, I’m going to give five million people the authority to work here, even though that’s illegal. I’m going to do it.”

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