Congressman Gary Palmer issued the following statement after a court in the Southern District of Texas issued a ruling to enjoin President Obama's unilateral and unconstitutional executive action related to immigration.
"This ruling is the first step in restoring constitutional governance by respecting and upholding the separation of powers. The ruling should come as no surprise to the Obama Administration or members of Congress given the clear lack of constitutional authority to support President Obama's executive order.
Now that a federal judge has stayed the Obama Administration from implementing the executive order to grant amnesty to almost five million illegal aliens, there is no need for the Senate to delay passage of the DHS funding bill passed by the House of Representatives.
The fact that the House bill did not include funding for the processing and assimilating the illegal aliens should be a moot point and should not prevent passage of the bill. Unless the Democrats in the Senate wish to ignore the decision of the court, they should end their filibuster and allow the DHS funding bill to go to the Senate floor.
The House-passed DHS funding bill is consistent with the federal judge's order and provides the funding necessary for ensuring that DHS can carry out its mission without undue and unnecessary interruption.
The court decision affirms what President Obama had previously said; he had no authority to act unilaterally. Now is the time for the Senate to pass the DHS Appropriations bill that has already cleared the House and would restore separation of powers."
The President's executive action was challenged by 26 states, including Alabama."