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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

Rep. Cárdenas Says Supreme Court’s Ruling is not the End, Fight Continues

Jun 23, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling on the US v. Texas case:

“The Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling is a painful setback for immigrants in America.  While this does not impact the original DACA program that has been in place since 2012, it prevents President Obama’s expanded executive actions on immigration to be implemented, leaving millions of families that call America home to continue living in fear. This is not justice. This is an indicator that Republicans in Congress have crippled our justice system by refusing to see beyond party politics.

“We have fought for immigration reform for years. I am disappointed to see that even the highest court in the nation has left in the shadows the millions of people who live in our neighborhoods, work in our communities and strengthen our economy.

“Now more than ever, we need to come together to elect leaders who understand the value of immigrants and push the Senate to do their job of filling the Supreme Court vacancy. We must also encourage those who are eligible to become naturalized citizens and make their voices heard at the polls.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is not the end. The fight continues in Congress and across the nation.”

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