Thursday, November 20, 2014

Congressman Gerlach Statement on Obama Amnesty for Illegals

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) issued the following statement on Thursday after President Obama announced that he would bypass Congress, ignore the American people and test the Constitutional limits of his executive authority in granting amnesty to 5 million people who illegally entered the United States:
"The President's hubris is alarming and he's once again demonstrated utter disregard for the legislative process that protects the rights of American people to have a voice in how our country is governed. The first reform necessary for improving our flawed immigration system is securing our border, not rewarding those who broke the law by granting them executive amnesty. My staff has helped countless hard-working families seeking a better life in the United States who have obeyed the law, obtained legal status and, in many cases, waited several years for their loved ones to legally enter our country. The President's abuse of executive power will let about 5 million people skip the line ahead of these law-abiding families. That's wrong."

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