06.23.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Supreme Court Decision Blocking Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 in United States vs. State of Texas, which leaves in place a lower court injunction blocking President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling further halts President Obama’s executive amnesty and upholds the Constitutional balance of powers. Yet, Americans should not have to rely on the courts to ensure President Obama follows the laws he is sworn to uphold. I am proud that Georgia joined a majority of states to stand up against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. There are real national security risks associated with illegal immigration, which is why we must first secure our border and restore the rule of law in our country.”

Background:

The U.S. Supreme Court took up United States vs. State of Texas after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in November of 2015 affirmed a previous decision by a federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, to halt the Obama Administration from moving forward with its executive actions on immigration that are in violation of federal law. 

In April 2016, Senator Perdue joined 42 senators in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Georgia’s and a group of states’ legal challenge in United States vs. State of Texas. 

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