U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) issued the following statement on today's Department of Homeland Security immigration announcement:
"I opposed this policy in legislative form, and I oppose it today as an executive order. While I'd be open to allowing young people who have chosen military service to obtain citizenship in recognition of the extraordinary sacrifice involved, I'm afraid that the administration's policy is too broad and would set off a new wave of illegal immigration, making the problem worse, not better. It's also unfair to the millions of immigrants who are playing by the rules and waiting patiently to enter the country legally. We are a nation of immigrants and of course we welcome those who seek a better life in America, but we are also a nation of laws that have to be respected and observed. Rather than sidestepping Congress on this major policy shift, the President should work with us toward a bipartisan, long-term solution."