Statement released by U.S. Sen. David Vitters' statement on the Obama administration's decision to halt deportation young illegal immigrants under certain circumstances.
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter, chairman of the U.S. Senate Border Security and Enforcement First Immigration Caucus, today made the following statement in response to the White House announcement that the federal government will halt the deportation of as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants under the age of 30 who arrived here when they were 16 or younger.
"President Obama still isn't serious about immigration reform – just the politics of it. Serious immigration reform leadership would first focus on securing our border and enforcing the laws already on the books. And it certainly wouldn't be granting blanket amnesty before tackling those first two big challenges," Vitter said. "Like other DREAM Act proposals before, President Obama's executive action goes well beyond helping minor children caught in a policy loophole – it essentially grants amnesty to adults almost 30 years old."