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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. Darin LaHood Commends Scotus Decision Barring Unilateral Executive Action On Immigration Reform

June 23, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. LaHood released the following statement applauding  the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Texas, which upheld a Texas federal district court’s decision prohibiting the Obama Administration from using executive action to implement the Deferred Action for Parent of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program.

“This ruling is a win for our Constitution. Today the Supreme Court blocked executive overreach and reminded the Obama Administration that only the Legislative branch can write our nation’s laws—the Executive branch cannot unilaterally issue decrees. As a former prosecutor who litigated immigration cases, I recognize that our immigration system must be improved. We need to secure our border, we need to enforce the existing immigration laws already on the books, and we need to fix our immigration process so that hard-working, well-intentioned individuals who play by the rules have a fair shot at legally becoming U.S. citizens and entering our country. However, these necessary reforms must also happen through the legislative branch, and I look forward to working towards reform through constitutional means.”

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