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Amodei Statement on U.S. v. Texas

June 23, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Contact: Logan Ramsey, 202-225-6155

June 23, 2016                                                      

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States upholding the lower court’s decision that the President’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful: 

“President Obama has consistently shown his blatant disregard for the Constitution by continually circumventing Congress in an attempt to force his measures into law. The Constitution explicitly states that Congress – not the President – has the right to ‘make all Laws.’ Today’s ruling upholds the separation of powers by ruling the President’s overreaching action on immigration unlawful.

“Government overreach, particularly by the Executive Branch, threatens our liberties and democratic way of life. President Obama’s abuse of executive power is surely not what the Founders intended when they laid out the three branches of government in the Constitution. I stand by the Supreme Court’s decision today and will continue to push for Congress to address immigration reform in an honest and forthright fashion.”