Blackburn Statement on Federal Judge Questioning Constitutionality of Obama Immigration Action

Press release from U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R TN-07; December 16, 2014:

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement today in reaction to findings announced by Federal Court Judge Arthur Schwab in the western district of Pennsylvania that parts of President Obama’s executive amnesty are unconstitutional.

“We’ve said all along that President Obama was overstepping the authority granted to him by the Constitution by choosing to go it alone in his lawless effort to expand amnesty for illegal aliens,” Blackburn said. “Today’s ruling confirms that President Obama has taken unconstitutional steps to expand amnesty for illegal aliens. This ruling is just the first in what I expect to be many cases where the courts will side with those of us in Congress who have been working to protect the Constitution and fight back against King Obama’s lawless actions.”

Congressman Blackburn led the fight in the House this year to stop President Obama’s executive amnesty. On August 1st the House approved H.R. 5272, legislation sponsored by Blackburn that would freeze the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program prohibiting federal funds or resources from being used to adjudicate new applications under DACA. Blackburn’s legislation would also prevent President Obama from taking future executive actions to expand amnesty for illegal aliens.