WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart released a statement Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary ruling that blocks President Obama’s immigration executive orders:
“I’m very pleased with today’s court ruling, as it reaffirms the roles of the branches of our government,” Stewart said.
“Article 1 of the Constitution makes it clear that, despite the president’s insistence to the contrary, it is Congress’ responsibility to create uniform immigration laws. President Obama’s immigration actions threaten the constitutional balance of powers our founding fathers established.”
Last month, the House of Representatives also passed the Homeland Security funding bill, H.R. 240, which defunds the President’s immigration action. That legislation is sitting in the Senate, and must be passed before the deadline at the end of February.
Stewart defended that bill on the House Floor last month – a video is available here.
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