As a state senator and an attorney, Republican Lyle Hillyard was upset when President Obama issued an executive order that allows thousands of young immigrants who came to this country with their parents to stay if they are doing well in their education or job pursuits.
Hillyard said to do something this controversial is wrong because we are a nation of checks and balances.
“So when he does by executive order what congress won’t do, I’m very concerned that we’re just bypassing a very fundamental principal of our government, and that’s checks and balances and who has the responsibility,” Hillyard said. “Having said that, number two, I’m glad that federal is doing something on the issue, because it’s got to be done federally. I just think it’s got to be more inclusive, it’s got to be broader, and we’ve just have to come to grips with this problem and solve it.”
Hillyard said states are trying to do something about immigration but it is piecemeal. He says states, the federal government and the president should all get together and do something the people can live with.