Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after President Obama delayed executive action on immigration:
 
“I am disappointed by the lack of action on immigration reform.  First and foremost, it is way past time for the Republican majority to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.  That is the best solution to our broken immigration system--comprehensive legislative action.  But since Republicans refuse to address it, I believe the President should do what he can through executive action and am disappointed in the delay.  We need to bring our undocumented population out of the shadows and offer them a path to citizenship.  Failure to do so harms our economy and forces unnecessary hardships on countless families.”