Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says that President Obama’s plans to use executive action to give amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants across the United States are “un-American”, unconstitutional and against the law, and that the Republican party will not allow the executive action to go ahead if the party gets control of the Senate next month. “I want to make it clear: there is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty. While I can’t speak for the legislature, I’m very confident we will stop that,” Priebus declared during a conference call held on Monday evening by TheTeaParty.net.
Priebus went on to say that his party will do everything in its power to prevent Obama using his executive authority to give amnesty to undocumented immigrants, including injunctions, defunding, and taking the president to court. He insists that the president’s plans are illegal and wrong for a number of reasons and that the Republican Party will try everything to prevent such action taking place.
A number of other high-profile members of the Republican Party have been using the midterm elections as a referendum on the immigration policies being pushed by President Obama, including former Senator Scott Brown of New Hampshire. Brown has pulled ahead in the polls after making immigration the primary issue of his campaign and zeroing in on the fear that Americans will lose their jobs and see their wages lowered as a result of mass immigration.