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Sen. Cruz: Court Decision Major Victory for Rule of Law, Senate Democrats Should Look Hard at This Ruling

Issues statement regarding Texas court order blocking Obama's amnesty

February 17, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding a Texas court injunction to temporarily block President Obama's executive action on amnesty:

"The Texas court decision reached last night is a major turning point in the fight to stop Obama's lawless amnesty," said Sen. Cruz. "Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton are leading a coalition of 26 states to block the illegal executive actions and to protect our states, cities, and communities. This is a major victory for the rule of law; the District Court's ruling states that President Obama must now stop implementing these policies in 'any and all aspects.' Last summer we saw a humanitarian crisis on our southern border that was a direct consequence of Obama's previous amnesty. Republicans are now standing together to try to ensure that it never happens again.


"The Senate Democrats who are filibustering Department of Homeland Security funding should look hard at this ruling. At a time when we face grave national security threats, at home and abroad, it is the height of irresponsibility for the Democrats to block this funding in an extreme attempt to save Obama's amnesty, which a federal judge has just declared illegal."

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