A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Rep. Walsh Statement on President Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty Plan
“This new policy encourages breaking our sovereign laws and creates uncertainty for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.”
FOX LAKE – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) today issued the following statement in response to the recent directive by the Obama Administration that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials become more lenient and halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants:
“President Obama has once again found a way to circumvent Congress and our Constitution.
“Instead of debating this topic under the watchful eye of the American people, the President has issued yet another one of his decrees to evade following the explicit intent of the law.”
“Illegal immigrants are here illegally – this is a fact that should not take a government bureaucrat to figure out.
“Instead, however, the President is granting authority to federal workers to choose who gets to stay and who gets to go.
“This sounds a lot like amnesty to me.
“This new policy encourages breaking our sovereign laws and creates uncertainty for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.
“We need to be talking about jobs – that is what Americans care about right now. I hope allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. is not part of the President’s jobs plan.”