Rush Limbaugh on Friday said the Obama administration’s new immigration policy is proof that the president is in “full panic mode” about the upcoming election.
“The regime today told the border agents: ‘If you catch young illegals, let ‘em go and grant ‘em work permits.’ No more deportation of illegal immigrants. They are to be given work permits and they can stay in the country,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript of his show. “So what this is, is ‘Catch, Release, Vote.’”
The conservative radio host added, “The president is in full panic mode. He’s not keeping his powder dry until the fall.”
The criticism came in response to the Obama administration’s announcement today that it will halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants under the age of 30 who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and have clean criminal records.
Limbaugh also warned Friday that the new policy would hurt the country’s already weak economic recovery.