Home » news » Press Releases

Fleming-Led Letter Demands No Transfer of Illegal Immigrants to Louisiana

Louisiana should not allow itself to be a pawn in President Obama’s reckless political game.

f t # e
Washington, D.C., Jul 18 | Doug Sachtleben ((202) 225-2777) | comments
Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the following statement about a letter he sent to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, that was also signed by Congressman Charles Boustany, M.D., Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D., and Congressman Vance McAllister:

“What’s happening at our southern border was ignited by President Obama’s directive and worsened by his ongoing amnesty rhetoric. Now that we face a new crisis of illegal immigration, the president is refusing to lead and is trying instead to push the problem onto Congress and the states. Louisiana should not allow itself to be a pawn in President Obama’s reckless political game.

“My letter calls on the Obama Administration to report if any Unaccompanied Alien Children have been transferred into Louisiana this year, and, if so, has the federal government notified any elected officials. It also stresses that no such transfers should take place without the direct approval of the Governor of Louisiana.

“Without any further delay, the president should be taking every action possible to secure our border and to expeditiously remove illegal crossers.”

Note: The Fleming-Boustany-Cassidy-McAllister letter is attached below.

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.
f t # e

 
 
 
home font size