Rep. Graves speaks on decision to block the President’s Amnesty Program

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – La) offered the following comments today after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration February 16. 

“Judge Hanen’s ruling to halt the deportation amnesty program is an important first step to rein in this President’s latest attempt to trample the Constitution via abuse of executive action, and it’s proof that our government’s system of checks and balances works.  The president’s unilateral action on immigration is a blatant overreach of executive power and out of step with the will of the majority of people across our country. I am hopeful that this ruling will encourage the Senate to take seriously the opportunity before them to fund DHS and permanently thwart the Administration’s unconstitutional scheme.”