disappointed that President Obama has again chosen unilateral action rather
than working with Congress”, states U. S.
Representative Paul Cook
message in this last election was clear: the American people want the President
and Congress to work together. This appears to have fallen on deaf ears with
President Obama. He could have asked Congress to take up the issue of
immigration during the ‘lame duck’ session, or he could have waited until
January when the new Congress was sworn in, placing the burden on Republicans
to act. The President should do what the American people want and work with
Congress to strengthen our borders, rather than violating the Constitution with
an illegal executive order.
the President himself stated that the Constitution doesn’t give him the
authority to declare amnesty unilaterally, so I’m dismayed that he’s reversed
himself. His action is a slap in the face to every immigrant who followed the
rules. I’m also concerned that his actions effectively grant amnesty to a group
of people that could contain members who pose a threat to national security.
This is a serious concern.
also a huge blow to working-class Americans. Legalizing millions of new workers
through amnesty will create even more competition for American workers, many of
whom are already struggling to find jobs. Immigrants who don’t find work will
only place further strain on our government once they become eligible for a
whole range of government benefits and entitlements. The President claimed he
wanted a comprehensive immigration solution, but this will do nothing to secure
our border or protect our citizens. The American people deserve far