Pittenger: President's actions an affront to every American
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTIONS AN AFFRONT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this reaction after watching President Obama announce executive action on immigration:
“The unilateral actions announced tonight by President Obama are an affront to the American people and an egregious violation of our Constitution.
“Our Founding Fathers devised a carefully divided system of government, with checks and balances and a purposeful separation of powers. According to the Constitution, legislative power is delegated to Congress, while the President’s authority is to enforce the laws, not write the laws.
“President Obama has made 22 public declarations that he cannot, should not, and must not write his own immigration laws. He should be a man of his word. Instead, his actions have precipitated a Constitutional crisis.”
Congressman Pittenger understands that the first step to sustainable immigration reform is to secure the border, and was hopeful President Obama would work with Republicans in 2015 on border security legislation.
Congressman Pittenger regularly participates in Naturalization Ceremonies at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte, where he honors those who respect America’s immigration laws and welcomes our new citizens.