Congressman Ben Quayle released the following statement after introducing the "Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act of 2012". The bill prohibits the implementation of policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security as outlined in Secretary Napolitano's edict last week.
"President Obama and Secretary Napolitano's decision to end the enforcement of many of our nation's immigration laws is stunning in both its arrogance and shortsightedness. This end-run around Congress was a direct rebuke to the principle of three co-equal branches of government outlined in our constitution and more broadly, our entire system of laws.
"My bill, the "Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act of 2012' prohibits the implementation of this outrageous edict. I hope Congress will join me in taking immediate action to uphold our nation's laws. It's time for Congress to send a loud and clear message to the Obama Administration that its efforts to circumvent the legislative branch and ignore our nation's laws will not stand."