Republicans react to Obama's immigration action

  • Speaker of the House, John Boehner: 'President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left'.
  • Florida Senator, Marco Rubio: 'We need immigration reform. But the right way to do it is to first bring illegal immigration under control by securing the borders and enforcing the laws, then modernising our legal immigration system.' 
  • Texas Senator, Ted Cruz: '....actions are not only unconstitutional and in defiance of the American people'...'they are also unfair to every immigrant who has come to our nation legally'. 
  • Florida Governor, Jeb Bush: 'President Obama's ill-advised unilateral action on illegal immigration undermines all efforts to forge a permanent solution to this crisis'.