US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has released the following statement following President Obama's immigration speech this morning at American University:
"The Commander in Chief is supposed to protect America and enforce the laws on our books. Instead, President Obama advocates implementation of a policy that rewards those who've broken our immigration laws. His suggestion that securing the border is unworkable is an astonishingly defeatist statement. Simply put, his "path to citizenship' is amnesty. Blurring the line between "immigrant' and "illegal immigrant' clearly indicates the President's desire to put those who support the enforcement of US immigration law on the defensive. The United States is undoubtedly a nation of immigrants. Unfortunately, it seems the President has forgotten that we are also a nation that respects the rule of law".