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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Opposes Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Gus Bilirakis issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s decision to move forward with Executive Action on immigration:

“As a second generation Greek American, I have a firsthand understanding of the importance and power of the American dream, as well as the sensitivity and passion surrounding immigration reform. There is no doubt our immigration system is broken, but President Obama cannot act unilaterally and refuse to work with Congress. In the President’s own words: ‘That’s not how our democracy functions.’

We must not forget that we have an obligation to preserve the promise of the American dream for future generations. To do so, we must uphold the rule of law and ensure its equal application. This means that we must enforce current immigration laws, strengthen the borders, and ensure all visas are enforced properly. This is an issue that impacts all Americans, and we must unite to solve this problem. In doing so, we can ensure the American dream remains alive and well for future generations,” said Bilirakis.

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