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Fournier: Executive Action 'The Worst Way' to Do Immigration Reform

Fournier: Executive Action 'The Worst Way' to Do Immigration Reform
National Journal Senior Political Columnist and Editorial Director Ron Fournier argued that an executive order would be “the worst way” to do immigration reform, and serve as “a nuclear bomb” that would make gridlock in Washington worse on Monday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.

 “I’m actually in favor of what you would call liberal immigration reform, to use that lowercase l. I don’t think the President of the United States should be doing something this important on his own, for a couple reasons. One, I think it’s a nuclear bomb that’s just going to make a gridlocked Washington more so, which is one thing the country clearly sent a message on, they don’t want any more gridlock. Two, if you really want immigration reform, if you’re the President of the United States and you really want to reform the system, the worst way to do it is this way. This kind of social legislation has to have some bipartisan support for it to be durable and lasting and real” he said.

Fournier also blasted both Obama and Congressional Republicans for refusing to work together on the issue of immigration reform, stating that neither side would give the other a fair deal. He additionally pointed out that “he [Obama] and his party had a chance to get this issue the way they wanted it, and they punted on it, because they preferred to have the issue in the midterms.” 

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