Swalwell Supports President Obama’s Immigration Action
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a member of the Homeland Security Committee and co-sponsor of the comprehensive immigration reform bill H.R. 15, today released the following statement expressing his support for President Obama’s executive actions to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation:
“In refusing to act, House Republicans have left President Obama little choice but to exercise his executive authority to make our broken immigration system work better. Long overdue, the common-sense actions announced this evening will update our immigration system to be more just, fair, and fitting for our 21st century economy.
“For too long, too many hard-working immigrants and their families have lived in fear. If House Republicans will not act, the President should bring certainty to these families. As a former prosecutor, I believe we should focus on removing violent criminals from our country, not breaking up families.
“Rather than protest with threats of impeachment and a government shutdown, I urge the Republicans to take constructive, long-term legislative action on comprehensive immigration reform. The time to act is now.”