U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert released the following statement today in response to the news of the Administration's dismissal of pending deportation proceedings against certain illegal aliens:
"The news today that this administration is having wholesale releases of people who have entered the country illegally is devastating to those who follow the rules by trying to bring loved ones here legally. It is also a position that tells the world we are not exerting our sovereignty as a nation. It says to the potential billion or more people who would like to come here to do so illegally and get our welfare, our healthcare, and our benefits that taxpayers are funding, because even if you get caught here illegally, this administration has decided that there will be no consequences. This utter disregard for the rule of law is so hurtful to people of every race, gender, religion, and national origin who have worked so hard to follow the law. It also moves us ever closer to being like those countries which immigrants are fleeing because of their disregard for the rule of law."