Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Applauds Supreme Court Decision on White House Immigration Overreach

October 4, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to allow the lower court ruling stand, which rejected the Obama Administration’s illegal executive amnesty:

“This decision is great news for Texas, America and the rule of law on immigration. The Obama White House clearly lacked the constitutional authority to grant sweeping amnesty to millions of immigrants who broke the law. The lower court correctly ruled that the 26 states, led by Texas, would likely win a court challenge of this presidential overreach and issued a stay blocking the executive order from going into effect. The Supreme Court was right to maintain the integrity of the rule of law and protect the role of Congress – not the president - to make the laws.”

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