By Joel Gehrke
September 24, 2014 5:24 PM
National Review

House majority whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) said that President Obama should reveal his planned executive orders regarding immigration before the election, especially in light of concerns that Islamic State terrorists might try to enter the country illegally.

“If it was a good plan that he was thinking of doing, why would he wait until right after the election? It really raises a lot of red flags and it makes you wonder just how bad is the president’s approach going to be on immigration, if he wants to shield it, hide it from the voters until after the election,” Scalise told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto.

Scalise noted that Republicans passed a border security bill earlier this summer.

“It’s not only about immigration, this is a national-security issue,” Scalise said, citing the Islamic State and other terrorist groups that have recruited Western members.

“You don’t want to have a porous border where anybody can just come across and nobody knows who is coming in,” Scalise added.