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Congresswoman Adams Disappointed over District Court ruling in State of Texas v. United States

Feb 17, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in response to the U.S. District court’s ruling in State of Texas v. United States of America that will temporarily halt the implementation of the President’s 2014 executive orders on immigration:

“I am disappointed by last night’s ruling in Texas to prevent implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The reality is that our country's broken immigration system is not only affecting our economy, but our national security too,” said Representative Adams.

“Congress has stalled on the important task of passing comprehensive immigration reform, leaving it up the Executive branch to take action. It is well within the President's lawful authority to sign executive orders. In fact, the President’s executive orders on immigration are not the first that this country has seen and overall the President has signed fewer executive orders than his predecessors,” continued Adams.

“I remain confident that the higher courts will reaffirm the President’s legally-sound action to keep families together, our communities safe, and our economy stable. If Speaker Boehner does not agree with the President’s executive orders then he should bring a bill to the floor and stop jeopardizing our nation's security and economic well-being," concluded Adams.