Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) issued the following statement after President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier today that it will stop deporting and grant illegal immigrants work permits if they came to the United States as children.
"With over 12 million Americans unemployed, President Obama showed that he is not concerned with policies that will put them back to work. Instead, he wants to put illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and provide them with work permits. This is not only a reckless decision, but one that will continue to block opportunities for American citizens to find employment. I urge the president to stop supporting amnesty and to stop creating policy that will continue to make it harder for Americans to find work."