King Calls for Congressional Hearings Into Obama Executive Amnesty
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Congressman King: "Our laws are to be enforced faithfully, not ignored or defied by the very people whose job it is to enforce them."
Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA), released the following statement calling for Congressional hearings into the Obama administration's action to grant executive amnesty to illegal aliens. On August 18, Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security was creating an interagency working group charged with a case-by-case review of all illegal aliens currently in removal proceedings. By doing so, the Obama administration is seeking to assume the authority to ignore Congressionally mandated deportations.
"The President of the United States and all his federal appointees take an oath to the Constitution that requires that they 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed,'" said King. "Our laws are to be enforced faithfully, not ignored or defied by the very people whose job it is to enforce them. I am calling for Congressional hearings on the Obama administration to put the President and all his cabinet members on notice that neither Congress nor the American people will tolerate such contempt for their own oath, the Constitution and the Rule of Law."
"This is the latest example of the Obama administration acting as if it does not have to enforce laws if it finds those laws to be inconvenient. I will be insisting on Congressional hearings so that President Obama's appointees will have to answer questions under oath about their use of executive amnesty to reward immigration lawbreakers with the objective of their crime."