Congressman Jack Kingston’s office put out a presser earlier today condemning President Obama’s decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive action. From Rep. Kingston’s presser:
Washington – Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) called on President Barack Obama to abandon his plans to enact illegal executive amnesty by executive order after media reports indicated that the Obama Administration’s plans could provide amnesty to as many as 5 million of those currently in this country illegally:
“This is a major shift in law and should go through the full scrutiny of the legislative process like any major reform. This move exhibits a failure of leadership and a tin ear to the American people who oppose amnesty in any form. If the President really wants to reform our immigration system, he should work with Congress to build consensus on reforms that make America more competitive and protect future generations from undue burden.”
Kingston is chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Office of Refugee Resettlement for migrant children.
What are your thoughts on Congressman Kingston’s position on this issue? Agree or disagree?