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Walker Expresses Concerns About Obama’s Use Of Executive Orders

President Is Readying To Take Executive Action That Would Let Up To 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Remain In U.S.

Gov. Scott Walke during a recent visit to Gateway Technical College. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-NC-ND).

Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes President Barack Obama uses his executive powers appropriately as he reportedly considers steps that could let millions of undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. legally.

With Congress gridlocked on the issue, Obama is reportedly considering steps of his own that would let as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. Walker was asked by a reporter whether he’d urge Obama to not take that step.

“In general, I’ve had concerns not just on this issue, but about excessive use of executive action,” said Walker. “Changes we’ve pushed have largely been through the statutory process, working with our legislative branch here … we’ve tried to make sure that we’ve followed the line there, and we hope the president would do the same on this and other issues.”

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Walker did not elaborate on what specifically Obama should do in this situation.

Walker said there had to be a way to fix the country’s legal immigration system, but he said it was a much bigger issue in other parts of the U.S.