"We're always pleased when lawmakers recognize how immigration affects the national interest," said Dan Stein, president of the FAIR Congressional Task Force. "Immigration should not be a partisan issue, and any solutions designed to benefit politicians rather than Americans by definition have no chance succeeding."
"Simply put, Congress has no business even introducing amnesty legislation until the Obama administration secures the border, sets forth clear and transparent metrics to measure its success, and demonstrates to the American people it is serious about enforcing our immigration laws across the country," Mr. Stein says. "Border security and the rule of law should not be held hostage to amnesty for illegal aliens. The fact that Congress has to legislatively order the Obama administration to develop a plan to secure the border should be an embarrassment for this president, not something to be welcomed with pride."