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Md. lawmaker calls for Obama's impeachment

Opinion,White House,Hayley Peterson

A Republican state lawmaker in Maryland is calling for the impeachment of President Obama following Obama's decision to stop deporting young illegal immigrants. 

"The president of the United States has clearly violated his oath of office, the Constitution, and federal law by circumventing the Federal Immigration Act," Del. Pat McDonough wrote in a letter addressed to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. "He does not possess the authority to take such actions and has placed himself in a position where the appropriate body, being the House of Representatives, should initiate impeachment hearings and procedures immediately."

Obama announced Friday that the U.S. would no longer deport illegal immigrants who were brought to this country when they were younger than 16, who graduated high school or served in the military, and who didn't pose a criminal or security threat. Those immigrants would also be temporarily allowed to work legally in the U.S.

In his letter to Boehner, McDonough compared Obama to a dictator and said the House should stop the president from enforcing his policy change by issuing an injunction through a federal lawsuit. 

This isn't the first time McDonough, one of Maryland's most conservative lawmakers, has called for the impeachment of Obama. 

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