November 20, 2014

Kaine Statement On President Obama's Immigration Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, released the following statement on President Obama’s immigration announcement tonight:       

“In June 2013, I was proud to cast my vote in support of bipartisan legislation that would take major steps to fix our broken immigration system. After nearly a year and a half of inaction from the House, I support President Obama’s decision to take action within his executive authority to address some of the problems our bipartisan Senate bill set out to fix – including much-needed improvements to border security, updates to our visa system and additional relief for families who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules by paying taxes and submitting to criminal background checks.  Every president since Eisenhower has taken executive action to address immigration issues. Still, this is only a first step. Many issues remain that can only be fixed through congressional action. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to get this done.”