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Gowdy Launches Tweetstorm After New Immigration Policy Announced: 'We Must Send a Clear Message


"Illegal immigration is just that--illegal."

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After Border Patrol agents testified Thursday about the Obama administration’s new immigration policy, South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy shared remarks from his opening statement via a Tweetstorm.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency recently received orders to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings. Gowdy was not pleased.

“Based on a report, nearly 60% said it was the Administration’s immigration policies that influenced their decision to come to the U.S.,” Gowdy tweeted, echoing the testimony given Thursday by National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd.

“Immigration laws today appear to be mere suggestions,” Judd said Thursday. “There are little or no consequences for breaking the laws, and that fact is well known in other countries. If government agencies like DHS or CBP are allowed to bypass Congress by legislating through policy, we might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether.”

But Gowdy didn't stop there:

Watch Congressman Gowdy deliver his statement here:

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