WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama challenging the Administration’s ‘enforcement review’ and its decision to consider changes to its deportation policy.
The senators asked the President to uphold the oath he took to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. In the letter the senators said “the changes under consideration would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement and discard the rule of law and the notion that the United States has enforceable borders.”
The senators continued, “These policies have operated as an effective repeal of duly enacted federal immigration law and exceed the bounds of the executive branch’s prosecutorial discretion…Congress has not passed laws permitting people to illegally enter the country or to ignore their visa expiration dates.”
In addition to Boozman, the letter was signed by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns(R-NE), James Inhofe (R-OK), David Vitter (R-LA), James Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts(R-KS), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hoeven (R-ND), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
Click below to read the letter in its entirety.
- Immigration Letter to President Obama - (1.7 MBs)