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Duncan Statement on SCOTUS's AZ Ruling


Location: Washington, DC

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Arizona's immigration law:

"I appreciate the U.S. Supreme Court's willingness to rule on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law. Despite the mixed ruling, I'm glad to see that a key provision of both Arizona's and South Carolina's immigration law, the ability for law enforcement to verify someone's legal status during an "authorized lawful detention,' was left intact."

"Ultimately, the court's decision reaffirms my long standing belief that Congress needs to step up to the plate when it comes to securing the border and enforcing our immigration laws. I've co-sponsored numerous pieces of common sense legislation that would uphold the rule of law and improve our national security."

"President Obama's recent executive order on immigration enforcement was an unconstitutional overreach of authority that essentially grants de facto amnesty to those who are in our country illegally. The issue of illegal immigration won't be solved by a presidential decree; it's a complicated issue that must be decided by the American people."

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