Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Rep. Williams Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

Jun 24, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday upheld a lower Texas federal court’s ruling against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.  

“We’ve witnessed our government’s system of checks and balances rein in an out of control president who believes he has the power to act without congressional approval,” said Williams. “I applaud the high court for upholding the rule of law and belief that if you want to live in this country you must go through the ports of entry, not between them.”  

Last year, Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled the president exceeded his authority in shielding as many as five million undocumented workers from deportation.

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