Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Fifth Circuit's Decision

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Washington, DC, May 27, 2015 | comments
Today's Fifth Circuit decision to maintain an injunction on the President's executive immigration actions aimed at keeping families together, is a step backwards that will continue to hurt families all across the nation and Florida. The President's actions fall well within previous executive actions on immigration by presidents of both parties. President Obama's actions would provide compassion and much-needed clarity to millions of our neighbors, family and friends. Instead, the decision of two judges in one circuit continues to pull families apart and allow a broken system to remain that way. I will continue to fight for common sense immigration reforms that keep families together and make us safer as a nation.
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Today, two judges on the Fifth Circuit maintained an injunction on the President's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement:

"Today's Fifth Circuit decision to maintain an injunction on the President's executive immigration actions aimed at keeping families together, is a step backwards that will continue to hurt families all across the nation and Florida. The President's actions fall well within previous executive actions on immigration by presidents of both parties. President Obama's actions would provide compassion and much-needed clarity to millions of our neighbors, family and friends. Instead, the decision of two judges in one circuit continues to pull families apart and allow a broken system to remain that way. I will continue to fight for common sense immigration reforms that keep families together and make us safer as a nation."

 

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Contact:
Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov
Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov
 

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