Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s Executive Order regarding immigration policy:

“Despite promising to address illegal immigration early in his term, the president has failed to lead on yet another important national issue, and is instead resorting to an election-year gambit that provides no certainty to immigrants, employers, and the American people.  The president's job is to build consensus on tough issues, not pick and choose what laws he enforces based on campaign polling data.”