WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding today's split decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the controversial Obama amnesty. The 4-4 decision allows to stand a federal court's injunction barring implementation of President Obama's executive actions that would grant de facto amnesty and work authorization to an estimated 4.7 million illegal aliens:
"This split decision upholds the rule of law and helps preserve the balance of power in the United States. It should stop the Obama lawless power grab. By ruling in favor of the federal court's injunction, half of the nation's Supreme Court Justices have shown that they have deep concerns about this president's attempt at a power grab by his efforts to amend federal laws from the Oval Office.
"Clearly, the justices found sufficient reason to believe that President Obama has violated the 'Take Care Clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §3.,' that mandates the president take care that the nation's laws be faithfully executed. It's noteworthy that the president likely suspected that his attempt to rewrite immigration law through an executive amnesty would be ruled unconstitutional, which is why he admitted on 22 occasions prior to granting the amnesty that he lacked the power to do so.
"This case will now be sent back to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas who will hear the case on its merits. In the meantime, Congress needs to step off the sidelines and reclaim its constitutional authority to set immigration policy. Specifically, it should immediately cut off any funding for this illegal action in the remaining states."
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.
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