Moran’s statement on executive orderJuly 16, 2015
Sen. Moran Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Issue an Executive Order on Immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s plan to issue an executive order on immigration:
“I am deeply concerned about the President offering amnesty to millions of individuals who have entered the country illegally. The President is aware that he is overstepping his bounds – and has explained at least 22 times that he does not have the authority to unilaterally alter immigration laws. I oppose President Obama’s plan to act alone on an issue of such importance. The President is choosing to allow 5 million people to jump the line in front of those who have followed the rules and are waiting to come to our country legally. This irresponsible decision encourages and incentivizes illegal activity – it will increase the number of people illegally entering the United States, while making it more difficult for Congress to address the problems of our immigration system.
“President Obama declared his policies were under referendum on Election Day. He was correct, and on November 4, the American people voted to take our country in a different direction.”