Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement in reaction to this evening's immigration executive action announcement from President Obama:
"I remain committed to effective and lasting immigration reform that fixes a clearly broken system. But we must do this through a collaborative process that allows everyone to make their voices heard rather than the "go it alone' approach outlined by President Obama this evening. This is not how a representative government should work.
Tonight, the President directly contradicted his own previous statements to the American people on the role of Congress and the executive branch in altering our nation's immigration laws. We must now explore both legislative and legal options to ensure the White House does not exceed its constitutional authority."