WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today applauding the Supreme Court of the United States for its refusal to declare President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration amnesty as lawful:
“The ruling by the Supreme Court today is an immense victory for the American people and the United States Constitution. Blocked by a 4-4 tie, this decision upholds the lower court’s ruling that President Obama’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is completely unlawful.
“This administration simply cannot provide blanket unconstitutional amnesty to millions living in the U.S. illegally – by spoken word or an unwritten ‘memo.’ It is clear in the United States Constitution that the president is not allowed to write laws, only Congress is.”
“By virtue of healthy, lawful immigration, this country is a melting pot, and better for it. But, first and foremost, it is also a nation of laws; and, people breaking the law – to cut in front of the million plus people trying to enter legally each year – should not be rewarded with blanket amnesty.”