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Cotton Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Amnesty

June 23, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Washington) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's executive actions on amnesty:

"This decision is a win for the Constitution and for a common-sense immigration policy. It guarantees that President Obama will not be able to implement his brazenly unconstitutional attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to illegal immigrants with the mere stroke of a pen. And it is yet another instance in which the judicial branch has rebuked the president for trampling on the separation of powers and disrespecting the limits the Constitution places on his office. As the Obama presidency ends, so must the president's policy of amnesty and open borders. The next president and the next Congress must instead bolster the security of our borders and craft an immigration policy that grows our economy and strengthens our society."

Senator Cotton joined 43 of his Senate Republican colleagues in filing an amicus brief on this case.