In a press release, Rep. Rob Bishop responds unfavorably to Pres. Obama's Tuesday speech in Texas on border security and immigration reform, saying Obama is turning a blind eye to the growing problem of criminality on public lands.
"It seems premature to discuss immigration policies when thousands of criminals continue to cross our border -- many of whom enter completely undetected. In his remarks today, the President failed to acknowledge the rampant criminal activity occurring on public lands throughout the southern border region. Gaining full operational control of the border should be our number one priority. If your bathtub is overflowing, your first step isn't to start bailing out water, it's to turn off the spigot. The same practice should apply to the border."