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Rep. Gallego Stands with Immigrant Families and Calls on Courts to Lift Injunction on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

April 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is hearing oral arguments on whether to grant a stay on the injunction that is preventing DACA and DAPA from going into effect.

Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement calling on the Courts to lift the injunction on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action:

“From the very beginning it was obvious that this lawsuit was nothing but a political stunt, and we all know that the State Attorney Generals picked Judge Hanen's court because of his past anti-immigration views.

“The fact is that President Obama has the authority to determine how to best use our resources and determine priorities when it comes to our immigration laws. That is exactly what the President did when he announced DACA and DAPA, and I call on the courts to stand behind the President’s authority and the millions of families who will benefit from these deferred action programs going into effect.

“I will continue working with the tireless advocates who are fighting to protect DACA and DAPA. One need only look at the streets of New Orleans today to see that our community is strong and full of energy. I know that we will win.

“To my Republican colleagues I say, enough is enough, it’s time to stop playing political games with the lives of millions of immigrants. Rather than smoke and mirrors, come to the table and do your job so that we can reform our immigration laws.