Senator Patty Murray on Supreme Court Decision

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Last year, President Obama announced that he would be taking a series of executive actions to improve the U.S. immigration system, including expanding DACA for DREAMERS, deferred action plans, and creating DAPA for parents of green card holders. The actions were delayed by others in the Supreme Court, but Senator Patty Murray and others created a Supreme Court brief in reaction. Read what Senator Murray has to say this week after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will take up United States v. Texaset al, a lawsuit against the immigration executive actions discussed above:

“I commend the Supreme Court’s decision to review the Fifth Circuit’s ruling on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and I am confident the Court will support President Obama’s decision to use the authority granted by Congress to set enforcement priorities and focus our limited resources on threats to national security and public safety, not on hard-working families. Far too many families in Washington state and around this country have been torn apart by a broken immigration system, and while there is much work to be done to address this in Congress, I support President Obama’s actions that allow at least some families the chance to step out of the shadows. I will continue to do my part in Congress to push Republicans to finally address the need for comprehensive immigration reform.”