McCaskill Statement on President’s Executive Order on Immigration

Senator: executive orders ‘aren’t the way’ to address immigration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement amid reports that the President will soon issue an executive order dealing with America’s immigration system:

“Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it. The system can only be truly fixed through legislation by Congress. The Senate’s comprehensive plan got overwhelming bipartisan approval, and Republicans in the U.S. House have sat on their hands for a year-and-a-half, refusing to even consider that bill. They should quit stalling, get to work, and do their jobs—debate the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate with a two-thirds margin.”

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