MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown issued the following statement regarding discussions of President Obama’s “executive amnesty”:
“Unilateral presidential action that would extend amnesty to millions of people in this country illegally is not the way to fix our broken immigration system. President Obama would merely be creating another incentive for people to cross our borders in violation of the law. Instead, in the midst of an ongoing wave of people coming here illegally, we should be focused on securing the border and enforcing existing law. This is a major difference I have with my opponent, Senator Shaheen, who supports President Obama and his policies. Of course, we welcome legal immigration, but we must say no to illegal immigration that undermines the rule of law and our sovereignty as a nation."
Yesterday, the New York Times reported on Obama’s executive amnesty, noting that, “When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden. Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.”