Raul Ruiz (D-Coachella) spoke about the President's anouncement via a statement sent to Patch:
“I support the President’s action today. We as Americans have always believed that you don’t’ punish a child for the acts of the parents. These are kids who were brought to this country, often as infants, and since then, they’ve played by the rules, they’re graduating from school, and in many cases, they’ve joined the military. They’ll pay taxes, they’ll create economic activity; they’ll make purchases, and they’ll create jobs. These are exactly the types of productive young people we want in this country.
"Washington has taken far too long to act, and too many Congresspeople are more interested in scoring political points than solving problems. Congress should stop playing politics with this issue and recognize that everyone has an interest in immigration reform. We all want secure borders and a reliable labor pool. We all want to have a reliable system that allows people who play by the rules to have a chance to immigrate and become productive members of society.”