Bobby Jindal explains his position on immigration and why, if elected president, he would immediately reverse President Obama's "illegal" executive orders allowing immigrants who came to the U.S. as small children, and their families, stay in the country (DAPA, DACA).
Road to Majority Conference / Faith and Freedom Coalition
Washington, DC: June 19, 2015.
LAUREN WINDSOR, THE UNDERCURRENT: You talked about immigration in your speech, would you end DACA and DAPA if you are elected president?
BOBBY JINDAL: Look, I think that we have got to stop all the unconstitutional executive orders, the end-runs around the law that this president has done. He may not like the law, but his job is not to change the law. Congress, we have a lot of folks running for office saying "give me a Republican majority and I will reign in this president." I am disappointed they did not do that.
I am glad the courts at least for now have suspended some of his illegal executive orders, but obviously that is still on appeal. At the end of the day it is not complicated. They keep talking about comprehensive bills, comprehensive this or that. They need to secure our borders. That is what they keep telling us they are going to do, that is what the American people want, if the president wants to do something constructive, that is what he needs to do.