Press Release

Jordan responds to President Obama’s executive order on immigration

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Washington, November 20, 2014 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration:

“The American people spoke loudly during the mid-terms: they want a legislative fix to our nation’s immigration problems, not a presidential executive order. The American people do not want unilateral amnesty; they want law enforcement and border control. That’s not where it ends, but it must be where it begins.

“Tonight, President Obama ruined his chances of working with Republicans in a bipartisan manner to address immigration. Instead he acted politically, in his own interests and not those of the American people or the millions of immigrants who are legally trying to become American citizens.

“Congress has the power to address this move by the president, and we must use it. As President Obama said himself in 2013, he is not an emperor; his job is to execute laws that are passed, not write his own. Congress must hold him accountable.”

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