Immigrationby Representative Frank C. Guinta
Posted on 2015-01-14
GUINTA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Mr. GUINTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the
President's continued use of executive action to bypass Congress and
the American people in order to move forward with his own agenda. In
the Granite State, we believe deeply in the rule of law and separation
of powers, and the President's abuse of executive authority runs
counter to these principles.
The United States is a very generous country to those who come here seeking a better life for themselves and their family. Every year, countless seek solace on our shores in search of economic and political freedom.
Unfortunately, our laws have not kept up with our needs. Our current economic system is broken. Instead of encouraging legal immigration, streamlining the process, and reforming our visa system, the President has intentionally refused to enforce the laws already on the books. The President's DACA order has encouraged thousands of children to take a perilous journey, ripping them from their families and placing their well-being with those who seek to exploit them.
Mr. Speaker, our Nation cannot send a signal that we won't enforce our laws or hold those responsible for breaking them. Our immigration system can be better. Compassion for people and care to faithfully execute our laws are not mutually exclusive.