Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger helps lead fight against amnesty

Jan 12, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER CO-SPONSORS COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION TO BLOCK PRESIDENT’S AMNESTY PLAN

 

WASHINGTON – Following through on his promise to take action on President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty plan as soon as Republicans controlled both the House and Senate, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) became one of the first Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015 (H.R. 191).

First introduced by Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act defunds President Obama’s executive orders regarding amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants and removes incentives for illegal immigration by prohibiting aliens in deferred action programs from working or receiving taxpayer funded benefits.

“President Obama is not a monarch, and he has no right to ignore the Constitution and the people’s elected representatives, picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “America is proudly a nation of immigrants, but we are also proudly a nation which functions according to the rule of law.

“H.R. 191 is the basis for an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill the House will consider this week, and prevents any funds, from any source, to be used in implementing the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.”

Congressman Pittenger was the first United States Congressman to participate in a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte and continues to speak at local naturalization ceremonies as often as his schedule allows.

 

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