Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Executive Actions

Jun 23, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on the President’s Immigration Executive Actions: 

“The Supreme Court’s deadlock on the President’s Immigration Actions is a disappointing setback for hard-working, law-abiding immigrant families across America.  Nevertheless, we are fully committed to ending the terrible fear of separation that hangs over immigrant families.

“We cannot perpetuate such an obviously broken immigration system that tears families apart, dishonors our values as Americans, and fails to meet the needs of our country.  The fact is, President Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions are well within the broad authority and the clear legal precedent established by every Administration for the last 50 years – and we are confident that a full, nine justice Supreme Court will agree when this case inevitably comes before it again.  Today's decision does not set a precedent and it does not constitute a decision on the merits.

“In Congress and in the Courts, Democrats will never stop fighting for the comprehensive immigration reform our nation so urgently needs.”

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