Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s executive actions to shield illegal immigrants from deportation:
“This is a major victory for the separation of powers and the rule of law. The Supreme Court’s ruling reaffirms that Congress – not the president – has the sole power to write laws and that individuals who came to our country illegally remain subject to deportation.”
In April, Shimkus voted to authorize the House of Representatives to take legal action in the case by filing an amicus brief with the court. The brief set forth why only Congress—not the executive branch—is empowered to write the nation’s immigration laws.