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Bill Johnson: "I'm Deeply Disappointed in President Obama"

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Washington, November 20, 2014 | Dan Schneider (202-225-5705) | comments
"The Constitution is clear: only Congress can make those laws, and only Congress can change them."
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement following President Obama’s decision to act on his own, ignore Congress, and issue executive actions on immigration reform:

“The people’s representatives in Congress passed laws making it illegal for people from other countries to cross our borders and live here without permission. The Constitution is clear: only Congress can make those laws, and only Congress can change them. With this action, President Obama seeks to place himself not just above those laws but above the Constitution itself.

“Americans elect a president to protect their rights, but this president is fighting to protect the rights of citizens of other countries whose first act in our country was to willfully break our laws. This arrogant and unconstitutional action threatens to poison good faith efforts to address the many serious challenges America faces. I’m deeply disappointed in President Obama.”  

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