Conyers/Lofgren Statement on Supreme Court U.S. v Texas Decision

June 23, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States failed to reach a majority decision on the United States v. Texas case:

"Today the Supreme Court issued a split decision that sets no precedent but leaves in place a lower court preliminary injunction blocking the President's immigration executive actions. 

"For some, this case is political. For others it is theoretical. But for millions of families across the country, this is personal.  As Richard Land of the Southern Evangelical Seminary said, they "came to America when we had two signs on our border: Keep Out and Help Wanted." 

"Other immigration executive actions including relief for DREAMers and critically important new enforcement priorities, will continue to help immigrants and their families.

"Our fight for justice and dignity for immigrants continues. This decision puts in stark contrast the choice for American voters this November. First, shall we choose a President and Congress that will bring about real, comprehensive immigration reform? And second, shall we choose a President and Senate that will fill the vacant Supreme Court seat so that justice can finally be achieved?

"We must hold accountable those who stand in the way of justice for hard-working immigrant families."