GOP Rep.: Obama Putting Lawbreakers Ahead of 200,000 Unemployed Tennesseans

GOP Rep.: Obama Putting Lawbreakers Ahead of 200,000 Unemployed Tennesseans

President Barack Obama is putting lawbreakers ahead of unemployed Tennesseans, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) argues ahead of President Obama’s appearance in The Volunteer State. 

“More than 200,000 Tennesseans remain out of work, but rather than prioritize their plight, the President is putting the interests of those who have broken our laws ahead of them,” Black said Tuesday. “Why should unemployed Tennesseans have to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs? And why should those who break our laws to come here be rewarded while so many wait to come here legally?”

Obama is slated to appear at Casa Azafran in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon to continue promoting his executive amnesty — which included providing legal status and work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants.

According to Republicans, Obama’s unilateral actions represent an overreach of power, something the president himself has argued on multiple occasions.

“This is wrong and the President does not have the authority to change our immigration laws without Congress, as he himself has said at least 22 times,” Black said. “But now he has changed his mind and chosen Nashville as a destination to publicly thumb his nose at the American electorate that just rebuked him in the last election.”

Black concluded the: “Obama Presidency has been a disaster and can’t end soon enough.”

“[I]n the meantime, I will work with my colleagues in Congress to fight the President’s unconstitutional power grab and to advance policies that will help get Tennesseans and those who have immigrated here legally back to work,” she said.


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