Mario Diaz-Balart: Immigration Reform Still Alive Despite Obama
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., doubled down on his support of immigration reform even as he said President Barack Obama has not been helping the cause.
“It’s no secret that President Obama has a major credibility problem, whether it’s with our allies, the American people, or Congress,” Diaz-Balart said on Thursday. “The president’s attitude of selectively enforcing the law has made it more difficult to move immigration reform forward in the House.
“Every day, millions continue to experience the tragedies that result from our broken immigration system — families are being split up, American children are being separated from their parents, our economy continues to suffer, and our national security is potentially at risk,” Diaz-Balart said. “I still believe we have an opportunity to get this done, and I am working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that strengthens our borders and our economy and respects the rule of law.”