Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Executive Order on Amnesty
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 in the case of United States v. Texas, thus upholding the lower court’s decision that the President’s executive action to allow five million unauthorized immigrants to remain in the U.S. and receive work permits was not constitutional. The President’s proposal, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), shielded approximately 5 million people who entered the country illegally if their children were born in the country.
“The President’s job is not to create laws - that is the role of Congress,” Congressman Farenthold said. “President Obama overstepped his bounds when he attempted to implement executive actions with his DAPA program, essentially granting amnesty on illegal immigration, and I’m glad the Supreme Court reaffirmed today that the power to legislate belongs to the legislative branch. “