(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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  (Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, most of us just returned 
from a week talking with our constituents back home. In the Third 
District of Texas, folks only had one thing on their mind: the 
President's disgraceful decision to grant amnesty to 1 million illegal 
immigrants. Americans across the country are outraged. Amnesty rewards 
people for breaking our laws and encourages others to do the same. 
Entry into the United States is not a right; it's a privilege.
  Since taking office, the President has time and again taken 
reprehensible steps that weaken our border security and undermine the 
rule of law in America. By sidestepping Congress, the President is now 
single-handedly rewriting our immigration policies, violating the trust 
between the Congress and the President to uphold the laws of this 
land--just did it again today.
  Enough is enough. This administration needs to stop putting politics 
ahead of the rights and privileges granted to him in the Constitution.

                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair would remind Members to refrain 
from engaging in personalities toward the President.