WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) said today a 4-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of President Obama's Executive order on immigration represents "a major blow to President Obama and an important victory for the separation of powers."
"This is a major blow to President Obama and an important victory for the separation of powers," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "An equally divided Supreme Court keeps a federal injunction blocking President Obama's unlawful Executive order on immigration in place and underscores what we have argued all along: impatient presidents don't get to change the law."
In an amicus brief filed with the high court – on behalf of nearly 340,000 Americans – the ACLJ argues that President Obama's action "changes the law and sets a new policy, exceeding the Executive's constitutional authority and disrupting the delicate balance of powers."
In November 2015, a federal appeals court upheld a block of President Obama's effort to move forward with a series of executive actions seeking to give quasi-legal status and work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants.
The ACLJ brief filed at the Supreme Court is posted here. The ACLJ represents itself and nearly 340,000 Americans who have signed on to the ACLJ's Committee to Defend the Separation of Powers – Americans who oppose the Obama Administration's actions.
The ACLJ has been involved in challenging President Obama's immigration overreach since the very start – filing several briefs including an amicus brief with the appeals court on behalf of members of Congress and hundreds of thousands of Americans.
Further, in 2014, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow testified before the House Judiciary Committee – providing detailed evidence as to why President Obama's actions violate the separation of powers.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law & Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and online at aclj.org.
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SOURCE American Center for Law and Justice