Tonight on “Special Report,” Charles Krauthammer said that President Barack Obama’s planned action on immigration is a gross encroachment of the executive branch.

“The damage it will do to the separation of powers will be great.”

Krauthammer noted that Obama’s rationale for acting isn’t because this is a crisis or something new – the system has been broken for decades.

“It is one thing and one thing alone: 'I waited long enough.' Well, that's what a caudillo says in a banana republic: 'I've waited long enough and the national assembly hasn't acted, so I'm going to issue a decree.' That is not how it works in our system.”

Watch the panel above.