Republicans in and out of Congress are urging GOP leaders to move quickly on immigration reform in response to President Obama’s executive actions.
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The GOP voices say Republican lawmakers should take the reins of the immigration debate with new legislation, both to bolster their party ahead of the 2016 elections and to push back against Obama.
“The best way to criticize governing through fiat is to offer an alternative,” said Republican activist Grover Norquist.
“What appears to be the smart move, and what they’re going to do, is do immigration reform through normal legislative [channels],” said Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Do it in a way that Republicans find acceptable, meaning take the border seriously [and] think of America’s economic needs. Move forward on that and let him [Obama] be over in the corner stamping his feet.”