Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds Court Ruling Denouncing Obamnesty

November 10, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement after learning the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling blocking President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration:

“I applaud the 5th Circuit Court for upholding District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling that President Obama’s attempts to circumvent the will of Congress were unlawful,” Rep. Olson said. “The authority of the president does not supersede the laws passed by Congress. This ruling reaffirms the rightful separation of power and checks and balances that guide our government. President Obama’s actions run directly counter to the laws and intent of Congress and I am hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the right of Congress to pass laws that the executive branch must then fully enforce.”



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