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Washington, March 17, 2016 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released a statement following the vote in the House of Representatives to enable House Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the entire Chamber in the matter of United States, et al v. Texas, et al:
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released a statement following the vote in the House of Representatives to enable House Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the entire Chamber in the matter of United States, et al v. Texas, et al:

“Like all those advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, I too am frustrated. I am frustrated with the divisive rhetoric, the political games, and the inability for either side to come together to do what’s best for our nation.

W
hile I firmly support comprehensive immigration reform, attempting to repair the system through quick fixes and far reaching Executive Orders will not achieve real, lasting solutions.

The President’s proposed Executive Action gives false hope to millions of individuals affected by this issue. Not only does the Executive Order fail to address the real issues impacting our immigration system, it infringes upon the Constitutional Rights of the Legislative Branch.

This amicus brief is not about the issue of immigration, nor is it about this President. It is about ensuring the United States remains a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans maintain control.

When I took the Oath of Office, I promised to defend our Constitution. Today, I honored that promise and supported the Speaker's decision to file an amicus brief to protect our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers were clear, it is the responsibility of Congress, not the President, to pass laws.”

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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