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Wittman Supports Legislation Rolling Back Immigration Executive Order

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Washington, D.C., December 4, 2014 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after supporting H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act, which rolls back the President’s recent executive order to change immigration policy:

“Before the President announced his executive action, I urged him to remember what he’d said in 2013, when he acknowledged that the path to get immigration reform done is through Congress. Despite the concerns of many Americans, the President still chose to circumvent the legislative process and the Constitution.

“Today’s legislation reinforces the reality that the President simply cannot unilaterally make policy. Our founders established our system of government with a purpose, and the President must work with Congress. To fix our broken immigration system, we must first secure the border, enforce existing laws, and reform our visa program. I remain adamantly opposed to amnesty in any shape or form.”

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee where he is the Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee.


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