Denham Statement on the President's Executive Action


Date: Nov. 20, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) issued the following statement on President Obama's decision to bypass Congress and take executive action on immigration:

"Our broken immigration system desperately needs to be permanently and statutorily fixed. I have long and actively supported an immigration solution that will secure our border, strengthen our economy, reduce our debt, create safer communities and end the de facto amnesty we have today. That's why I've cosponsored and introduced legislation to do just that and driven this message home among my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

"The President's decision to bypass Congress and ignore the U.S. Constitution will only further erode trust and create greater obstacles to a lasting fix. Congress must be involved in fixing our broken system. His actions today deal a harsh blow to our efforts to establish real solutions."