Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas. The Court kept in place a 2015 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that President Obama’s unilateral executive action to confer lawful status to millions of undocumented aliens is unlawful. Idaho was among 25 states that joined Texas in the challenge.
“The authority of Congress to make the laws of the United States was affirmed today, as the Supreme Court blocked the President’s executive actions to grant amnesty to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. The President’s disregard for the legislative process enshrined in our Constitution has frustrated all meaningful efforts for immigration reform. The Court’s decision clears the way for the next Congress and the next President to craft real solutions within the bounds of Constitutional authority.”