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Graham on Dreamers: Don't 'Throw Them to the Wolves'

Graham on Dreamers: Don't 'Throw Them to the Wolves'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

By    |   Thursday, 01 December 2016 05:32 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants America's border and illegal immigration problems fixed, but he is not convinced deporting children of illegals who came to the country is the right way to do it.

"President Trump is right to overturn the order that President Obama issued," Graham told Fox News on Thursday regarding Trump's pledge to cancel Obama's executive actions on immigration that essentially grant amnesty to millions of people.

"You can't just randomly pick people and give them legal status as president. That is outside of the constitutional authority of the president. He chose to do that."

Graham admitted having illegal immigrants living in the U.S., no matter how they arrived here, is not an ideal situation. He would like to see some leniency put in place in Trump's White House while the administration comes up with a permanent solution.

"They came here as minors," Graham said. "Now they have grown up in America. They have no other country to go back to.

"If you take the 740,000 people that identified themselves as being illegal, and you ruin their lives, you're not helping fix immigration. I can't live with myself as a United States senator to support legislation that would take 740,000 people that voluntarily came forward and throw them to the wolves. The right way is to repeal the executive order and have congress finally get this right.

"Secure our border, control who gets a job, increase legal immigration, deport crooks and felons, and understand there is a difference between a grandmother and a drug dealer."

Graham is working on a piece of bipartisan legislation that would protect Dreamers from being deported under Trump.

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