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Rohrabacher: Obama’s Executive Actions a Power Grab, Betrayal

Nov 21, 2014

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive action Thursday to shield certain immigrants, known to be in the country illegally, from deportation:

“The president thumbed his nose at Congress, and for that matter the Constitution, by doing exactly what he said numerous times he could not do legally. That is certainly no way to bring about the cooperation between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue the American people voted for earlier this month. It shows an autocratic contempt for our democratic governing system.

“Not only that, but the president’s lawless action will be felt for a long time to come. It will be heard around the world, not as a solution for people facing imminent deportation, but as an invitation to millions to cross into our sovereign land without providing for the dramatic impact that surely will be felt by the American economy and its taxpayers.

“These acts, at bottom, constitute a naked power grab and a betrayal of the American people and our future.”