Monroe, GA- US Representative-Elect, Jody Hice, today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s unfortunate decision to bypass Congress and issue an executive order on immigration reform-
“President Obama has once again chosen to disregard not only constitutional constraints on his authority, but also the will of the nation he claims to represent,” said Hice.
“The President announced his ‘reform’ policies today, which will protect some 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation and allow them to remain here. The Constitution does not grant the President the authority to make this change to the law unilaterally and he has readily admitted his lack of authority to do so many times before.
“Despite a resounding message from the American people on Nov. 4th, President Obama is forcing unwanted policies on all of us for which taxpayers will have to foot the bill. It is my hope that our court system will quickly strike down this overreach and allow Congress to decide the laws for our nation, as the Constitution intended.”