Dr. Ruiz Issues Statement on President Obama's Pending Executive Action

November 20, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement following President Obama’s announcement of pending executive action.

“As I have said repeatedly and consistently, I believe America needs comprehensive immigration reform to protect our borders, strengthen our economy, and give immigrants a fair path to citizenship. The best way to accomplish that is through bipartisan congressional legislation.

Unfortunately, Republican Speaker Boehner has made it clear that he will not pass comprehensive immigration reform. As a result, President Obama had no choice but to take this executive action. While comprehensive legislation is preferable, the President's actions will help remove economic uncertainty for thousands of businesses, including many in our area."