Rep. Gene Green Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Executive Actions
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision in Texas v. United States:
“Today’s deadlocked decision from the Supreme Court is disappointing. These executive actions are commonsense stepping stones to making our broken immigration system work better while we wait for full and comprehensive immigration reform.
“For years, I have supported comprehensive immigration reform, which would enable undocumented immigrants with no previous criminal record to apply for residency and earn U.S. Citizenship.
“Texas’ 29th District is home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States. These are our friends and family members; neighbors and classmates; DREAMers and parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents. They enrich our communities and contribute to our economy every day. We are stronger when we embrace immigrants, not vilify them. We need to build bridges, not walls.
“Our district has been the traditional port of entry for immigrants coming to the greater Gulf Region for nearly a century and has always welcomed hard-working immigrants because we believe in the promise of America. I urge my colleagues in Congress to remember that the lives of millions of immigrants and hardworking American families are hanging in the balance and to work on the comprehensive immigration reform our nation so urgently needs.”
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