RELEASE:

COCHRAN STATEMENT ON OBAMA’S UNILATERAL IMMIGRATION ACTION

Senator Says “No Justifiable Reason for President Obama to Act Alone Now”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to issue an executive order granting temporary amnesty to millions of people who are in the United States illegally:

“There is no justifiable reason for President Obama to act alone now to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

“The same pressures to secure our borders and reform our legal immigration system will exist in January when the new Congress convenes. By circumventing the legislative process now, I believe the President is making it much harder to address those problems.

“The Congress should review its best options and then act responsibly to address the President’s actions and ensure the primacy of the rule of law.”

11/20/14