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Quayle Condemns Schumer Showmanship on Immigration


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ben Quayle issued the following statement in response to Senator Charles Schumer's Hearing attacking Arizona's S.B. 1070 immigration enforcement law.

"The cowardice and complacency of Senate Democrats and the President regarding illegal immigration has reached new levels. Rather than take any action to secure our southern border, Sen. Schumer has arrogantly attacked Arizona officials who have. This is cynical and disgraceful political theatre. Rather than continuing to attack Arizona for enforcing the law, it's time for the President and Sen. Schumer to fulfill one of their most basic duties -- enforcing laws that "we the people" have sent them to Washington to uphold.

"Arizona has simply done what it is legally entitled to do: step in where the federal government will not to enforce our nation's immigration laws. It's easy for a Senator from New York to blithely ignore the challenges faced by border states or cynically attack them in order to score political points, but it is not right. In a town built on arrogance, Senator Schumer has somehow managed to stand out for his cynicism and use of political theatre. I hope Sen. Schumer and President Obama will stop their attack on Arizona and start enforcing America's immigration laws."

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