Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gov.-Elect Ducey Begins Standing Up To Obama - Worrying About President's Executive Action Re: Immigration

Arizona Governor-Elect Doug Ducey (Repub.) began fulfilling his campaign promise to "stand up to the Obama Administration".  In a statement released this afternoon in advance of an expected executive order by President Obama about immigration policy, Ducey said it "would be the wrong approach" and that "I worry it will only make matters worse."  (Full statement below.)

PHOENIX (November 13) – Governor-elect Doug Ducey issued the following statement today in response to reports that President Obama is considering unilateral executive action on immigration:
We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws.  I believe that everyone must be treated with respect, but the first thing Washington needs to do is rebuild our trust, as Americans, by securing the border.
This kind of unilateral action by the administration would be the wrong approach to dealing with our border crisis and I worry it will only make matters worse.  I encourage President Obama to work with Congress and border state governors, like myself, to address this issue with a common-sense, step-by-step approach that starts with securing the border.  I want to work with the president and our congressional delegation to address this issue, but Im concerned that this kind of action will make those bipartisan opportunities more difficult and further exacerbate the crisis occurring on our southern border.
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