Today, President Obama announced an executive order on deportations. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) issued the following statement on the President's remarks:
"More than three and a half years ago, President Obama made a promise to the Hispanic community for comprehensive immigration reform. Today, he offered an executive order that smacks as a desperate and blatant political move.
Instead on delivering comprehensive immigration reform, the President's order barely touches on his promise. My office has continually reached out to the White House over the years, and the Administration is nowhere to be found. Once again, he ignored working on the issues in a bi-partisan fashion.
This executive order is only a small part of what he promised. His intention to sway Hispanic voters within the last few months before the election is a transparent and politically calculated move."