by Caroline May

Nov 21, 2014 1:42 PM PT

When Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the “unconstitutionality” of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced Friday. 

“Last night, President Obama went all-in against the Constitution and today he is doubling-down on his lawlessness in Las Vegas of all places,” Goodlatte said. “Unfortunately for the American people, the President has ignored their opinions and forged ahead with his plan, creating a constitutional crisis and an untold number of consequences for the American people and legal immigrants.”

Thursday evening Obama announced his executive actions, including granting legal status to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants and further reducing the likelihood of deportation for many more.

“The stakes of inaction are high and Congress will use the best tools available to stop President Obama from implementing his unconstitutional plan,” Goodlatte said, announcing his committee’s intention to hold a hearing about "the unconstitutionality of President Obama’s power grab” on Tuesday, Dec. 2.