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Sen. Cruz: The Court's Rejection of Obama's Executive Amnesty Is a Powerful Rebuke of This Administration's Lawlessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that blocked President Obama’s illegal executive action on immigration, asserting that the President had overstepped his authority. The Fifth Circuit, and the Southern District of Texas, had both ruled that Obama could not unilaterally implement the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) until after a trial on the merits. 

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for the rule of law. As the Washington Post rightly noted, ‘the action deals Obama perhaps the biggest legal loss of his presidency.’ By trying to unilaterally grant amnesty to nearly five million people, President Obama invited even more illegal immigration, which in turn undermines our security and drives down the wages of Americans across our nation. No President has the authority to rewrite the law or ignore our immigration laws, and the Court’s rejection of Obama’s executive amnesty is a powerful rebuke of this administration’s lawlessness. I salute Texas for leading 26 states in securing this important victory for our Constitution and for our sovereignty.”

In April, Sen. Cruz joined an amicus brief in support of this challenge to President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.