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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Statement on United States v. Texas ruling

June 23, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision on the expanded DACA and DAPA programs:

“Today’s decision in United States v. Texas affirms that the administration has no authority, under federal laws or the Constitution, to issue an immigration policy like President Obama did via executive order. As a grandson of Greek immigrants, I have a firsthand understanding of the importance and power of the American dream, as well as the sensitivity and passion surrounding immigration reform. However, the crisis facing us today is not about immigration; it is about the Constitution and separation of powers. I joined many other members of Congress in signing an Amicus Brief in this case that clearly argued how the Administration contradicted Congress’s express and implied intent, and abdicated its constitutional duty to faithfully execute the law. Today is a victory for the rule of law. This decision will help protect the American people from unconstitutional government overreach.”

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