“President Obama’s decision to essentially legalize up to five million illegal immigrants by Executive Order is nothing short of an unprecedented presidential overreach. This immigration crisis is of the president’s own making, and in signing this order, he has significantly escalated it further
“President Obama blames Congress for allegedly forcing him to take this extreme step because Congress did not pass his proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill. This is nonsense. The American people want the president to work with Congress to solve our immigration crisis, first, by securing our borders – not to govern by executive action.
“Our nation faces many challenges, including an economy that simply is not creating enough good paying jobs. With today’s executive action, the president has made finding common ground on so many of those issues all the more difficult.”
Rogers serves as a senior member on the Committee on Homeland Security in Congress, as well as the Armed Services Committee and Committee on Agriculture.