WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the Supreme Court issued a split decision regarding a challenge to President Obama’s executive amnesty in the case led by Texas and 26 states. Due to the 4-4 decision, the ruling of the lower court remains in place.  This means President Obama’s illegal amnesty is officially null and void.

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who supported Texas's case in an Amicus brief to the Court, released the following statement in response to the decision:

“The fight against Obama’s executive amnesty has first and foremost always been about the rule of law.  This president has abused his executive powers time and again, but this is particularly true when it comes to illegal immigration.  

“Not only does Obama’s amnesty show an utter disregard for our Constitution, but it also continues to have terrible impacts throughout Texas and our country.  Worst of all, Americans are paying the price – with their pocketbooks as well as their safety.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: citizenship in America is a privilege, NOT a right.  While we have been a nation of immigrants from the very beginning, we are ALSO a nation of LAWS. 

“Today’s decision is a victory for the rule of law; it’s a victory for those who chose to play by the rules and immigrate legally; and it’s a victory for hardworking, taxpaying Americans. 

“Rest assured that as a 29-year Air Force fighter pilot and POW, I will continue to defend our freedoms and our Constitution.  This is what Americans want, need, and deserve.”

Below are a few of Congressman Johnson’s recent key efforts to stop Obama’s executive amnesty:

  • NOW LAW! H.R. 1298, the No Amnesty Tax “Refunds” for Illegals Act.
  • H.R. 2334, a bill to stop illegals from claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit.
  • H.R. 1996, the No Social Security Numbers for Illegal Aliens Act.
  • Johnson opposed the Omnibus on December 18, 2015, because it failed to defund Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Johnson opposed the DHS Appropriations bill (H.R. 240) on March 3, 2015, because it failed to defund Obama’s executive amnesty.

*For a more comprehensive list of Johnson’s efforts on this issue, CLICK HERE.

*To watch Johnson on the House Floor as he urges his colleagues to join him in this fight, CLICK HERE.

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