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Carter Statement on United States v. Texas Decision

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Washington, June 23, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 4-4 on the case of United States v. Texas, upholding a lower court ruling which will block the president's use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants:

"The decision today is a great win for the Constitution. The President of the United States is not a king and does not rule from a castle. This ruling affirms what every branch of government, including the president himself, has said - the president's backdoor attempt at granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is unconstitutional. I hope this serves as a wake up call and reminder to this administration that this is America and the people, through their elected representatives, will make the decisions in this nation. There is no room for executive fiat and it will not stand."

In March, Carter voted to file an amicus brief on behalf of the United States House of Representatives to support the lawsuit from states, including Georgia, to permanently stop the executive orders on amnesty.

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