WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that President Obama’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful:
“Our defense of the Constitution was vindicated today by the Supreme Court, which upheld my long-held belief that the President’s executive amnesty program was unlawful. The Constitution is clear: Congress writes the laws, not the President. I am proud to have been a leader in the U.S. House in making sure we stopped the President’s unlawful actions.”
Lance was one of the first members of the U.S. House to call for litigation. With Lance’s support, the House then - as an institution - crafted legislation joining the legal challenge. Lance made the point in debate on the House Floor that “prosecutorial discretion cannot be expanded to break the rule of law.” That point was made during the winning oral arguments.