WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement last night after President Barack Obama announced his plan to bypass Congress and enact immigration reform through a unilateral executive order:
“On more than 20 occasions, President Obama said he does not have the authority to take the executive action that he announced tonight. The president still does not possess that authority today.
“Missourians don’t want executive amnesty – they want President Obama to focus on growing jobs and to listen to their concerns. The president cannot ignore the law, and Congress will act in response to the president’s executive over-reach.”