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President Obama announced his controversial immigration executive order Thursday evening, effectively giving amnesty to five million illegal immigrants.

The move received wide criticism from Republican lawmakers, some of whom want to take Obama court. But one prominent Democrat’s endorsement stood out, especially looking toward 2016.

Hillary Clinton said the following on Twitter:

Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction. Now let’s turn to permanent bipartisan reform. #ImmigrationAction
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 21, 2014

She also released a statement:

I support the president’s decision to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resources on deporting felons rather than families.

I was hopeful that the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate in 2013 would spur the House of Representatives to act, but they refused even to advance an alternative. Their abdication of responsibility paved the way for this executive action, which follows established precedent from Presidents of both parties going back many decades. But, only Congress can finish the job by passing permanent bipartisan reform that keeps families together.

Written by Matt Naham
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