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Thornberry: Obama order 'undermines the rule of law'

Washington, November 21, 2014 | Nicole Bender (202-225-3706)
Congressman Mac Thornberry made the following statement on President Obama’s immigration executive order: 

“It is deeply disturbing that the President has chosen not to enforce the law of the land. Whatever one’s views on what the law should be – and I believe immigration laws are need of a major overhaul – the law must be respected and enforced.

“A true leader would work with Congress to change the law, as past presidents have done. President Obama’s arrogant, go-it-alone attitude and this action undermine the rule of law and make it more difficult to solve other problems that face us.

“Congress is looking at a variety of options to limit the damage done by this announcement and to reverse it.”