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  • The President’s Immigration Actions

    by Representative Jackie Walorski

    Posted on 2015-01-13

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    WALORSKI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of our opportunity as a Congress to stop an unconstitutional action by the President and allow Congress to perform its constitutional responsibilities: to write and create the laws of this great land.

    Article I, section 8 of the Constitution is clear. It is Congress' responsibility to write the law; the President's job is to simply enforce those laws.

    Unfortunately, President Obama has initiated some of the largest executive power grabs in American history by unilaterally rewriting our Nation's immigration laws. These actions have ignored the will of the American people.

    This week, the House will address those reforms and prevent the President and future Presidents from abusing that authority, breaking the law, [[Page H234]] and ignoring the Constitution at the expense of resolving a national crisis.


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