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MSNBC’s Díaz-Balart Discusses 2013 Interview with Obama over Legality of Immigration Actions

MSNBC anchor José Díaz-Balart talked to Meet the Press Sunday morning about an interview he did with President Barack Obama in January 2013, in which Obama made comments about the legal limits of his actions that many critics say undermine his recent executive action on immigration.

“That was a very specific question I asked him,” Díaz-Balart said. “He felt that he did not have the authority to, for example, why not include DACA parents — he said I don’t have that authority. Which he did not do [in last week’s executive action]. That’s important to state.”

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“This is not a wishy-washy president on immigration,” Díaz-Balart continued, citing 2 million deportations under the Obama administration. “Every single time someone is deported the question that many ask is ‘What about the kids born in the United States of America, should they have their families destroyed because their parents are undocumented?’ [Obama’s] dealing with this issue because the House of Representatives didn’t do squat.”

Watch the clip below, via NBC News:

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