Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision in U.S. v. Texas

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Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in U.S. v. Texas regarding the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program:

“The Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas is incredibly disappointing and leaves millions of individuals and families hanging in the balance. President Obama’s executive actions were an attempt to move the country forward in light of Congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform. Reforming our broken immigration system is a bipartisan goal that has support among the American people and in Congress. We must act to fix our broken system to lower our deficit, strengthen our borders, and give millions of people who are paying taxes and learning English an earned pathway to citizenship. I have advocated for fixing our immigration system since being elected to office in 2007 because we are a nation of immigrants and a nation of opportunity.

“Today’s split decision also reiterates the need for a full 9 Justice Supreme Court. It is time for Senate Republicans to do their job and move forward with hearings and a confirmation vote for Judge Garland.”

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