King Statement on President Obama’s El Paso Speech
Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2011) – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released this statement following President Obama’s speech on his plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants:
“The President has again called for amnesty for illegal immigrants without offering a single proposal to actually improve the security of our borders.
“After nearly two-and-a-half years in office, President Obama has yet to present the American people with a comprehensive plan for securing the border against illegal immigration.
“The President implying, we’ve done enough, the border is secure, does not make it so. Our border is definitely not secure. The Government Accountability Office has determined that only 15 percent of the border is under operational control. The time has come for real action, not words.”