King: Actually, Secretary Solis, Americans have the right to have immigration laws enforced
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today issued the following remarks after watching an advertisement in which Secretary Of Labor Hilda Solis encourages illegal immigrants to contact the Labor Department for assistance in pursuing wage claims against their employers. In her taped remarks, Solis states that “every worker in America has a right to be paid fully whether documented or not. So call us.” Solis’ statement is an explicit invitation for illegal immigrants to bring the resources and power of the Department of Labor to bear against American employers.
“Whether they are using the Department of Labor to support illegal immigrants’ allegations against America’s employers, or the Department of Justice to invalidate Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law, this Administration continues to use the limited resources of the American taxpayer on behalf of illegal aliens,” said King. “It is shameful that Secretary Solis has to be reminded that her primary duty is owed to the American people, and not to those who have illegally entered our country. The Obama Administration needs to realize that the American people have a right to have their immigration laws enforced.”
Secretary Solis’ advertisement can be viewed in full at the following link: