Mia Love on immigration reform

A newly elected Republican takes a refreshingly positive view.

mia loveAs the daughter of immigrant parents, I understand the importance of having a sound immigration and border security policy. Our nation has been enriched by the determination, energy, and diversity of immigrants who have come to America to make better lives for themselves and their families. That’s why I pledged during my campaign to work with others in Congress to resolve the federal government’s broken immigration policies and naturalization rules by securing the border and supporting meaningful action that results in fixing the problem.

Unfortunately, President Obama has chosen to ignore the 74% of voters who went to the polls in November and said that they want the President to work with Congress on immigration reform. Using executive action to fundamentally alter our immigration laws is patently contrary to the system of checks and balances detailed in the Constitution. I oppose all efforts to undermine our constitutional process. If the President will not respect the voice of the people, he must respect the rule of law.

I am calling on my soon-to-be colleagues to lead out on immigration reform beginning in January with the new Congress. Let’s address the issues that will actually fix the immigration policies with compassion and respect. I remain committed to working with the rest of Congress to pass meaningful immigration reform.

Best of luck to you Mia Love.


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4 Responses to Mia Love on immigration reform

  1. Anne says:

    They’re so cute when they’re new, aren’t they? So full of optimism, so naive, so many stars in those not-yet-jaded eyes….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Deb Meeker says:

    Refreshing – until she needed to bash the man with whom she’s hoping to “fix the immigration policies with compassion and respect”. (loved your comment Anne.)


  3. whungerford says:

    I think it fair to ignore the GOP boilerplate in the center. For me key ideas are in the last sentence of the first paragraph and in the last paragraph.


  4. Deb Meeker says:

    We shall see. The definition of “meaningful” to you and me, may mean something entirely different to Ms. Love. Cynical? Yes, sorry. Her boilerplate, as you called it, reminds me too much of many political statements from Reed and others – talk with honey dripping, and stab as it drips down their chin.


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