HUNTERDON CONGRESSMAN Lance Statement On Ruling to Block The President’s Unilateral Immigration Actions
February 19, 2015
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama’s unilateral overreach on immigration:
“I strongly support Judge Hanen’s decision that President Obama exceeded his authority under the law — an action that the President himself conceded as unlawful as many as 22 times over the past two years.
“I was one of 68 members of Congress — and the only member of the New Jersey congressional delegation — to sign an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of 26 states against the President’s executive order on immigration.
“As this issue continues to work its way through the courts, I urge the President and Democrats to work with Republicans in Congress to pass legislation that secures our border, funds our U.S. Department of Homeland Security and adheres to the rule of law.”