BY: FRANK THORP
Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would stop President Obama’s recent executive action involving the children of illegal immigrants and their ability to stay in the United States.
Specifically, it prevents the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing a presidential executive action as immigration law.
"Instead of working with Congress to secure our border and reform our immigration policy, Obama sought to circumvent Congress once again," Schweikert said in a statement. "This thinly veiled political ploy is detrimental to Americans and while President Obama asks the Department of Homeland Security to ‘look the other way’ on immigration policy, I ask him to respect the rule of law."
It’s not clear if this bill will be brought to the House floor for a vote, as House Speaker John Boehner failed today to say if he supports or opposes Obama’s new policy; he instead said the new policy makes it harder to achieve long-standing immigration reform.Back to News