Monday, December 22, 2014

Now here’s someone who gets it!

I recently received the following email message from Senator David Vitter (R-La), explaining his attempts to block Obama’s executive amnesty order. I’d like to share it with my readers.

Ben Ferro

Dear Mr. Ferro

President Obama's executive amnesty is clearly illegal. It's a horrible policy that will only make a desperate situation much worse. Plus, it encourages immigrants to come here illegally by rewarding folks who have already broken our immigration laws.

It's also clearly beyond his authority under our Constitution. Presidents have the power to fill in details of legislation. That's completely different from acting contrary to statutory law. But that's exactly what President Obama is doing - he's acting contrary to our immigration laws already on the books.

I'm doing everything I can to block his attempts to grant executive amnesty. As a U.S. Senator, one way I can do this is by opposing his nominee to be our Attorney General. President Obama's nominee, Loretta Lynch, would directly help implement his illegal executive amnesty and give him legal cover to do so. I'm urging my Senate colleagues to oppose her nomination as well.

The Attorney General is the top law enforcement officer of the United States. But the Senate cannot in good conscience confirm a nominee that will serve only as a rubber stamp for the President's lawless executive amnesty.

This week I hosted a few dozen sheriff's from across the country, including Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco, who converged on the U.S. Capitol to protest the President's amnesty and lack of border enforcement. They are legitimately concerned that amnesty will undermine the ability of law enforcement officers to do their jobs.

I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the President's executive amnesty and any other issue important to you. Please contact me with your ideas at any of my state offices or in my Washington office. You can also reach me online at

David Vitter
United States Senator

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