WASHINGTON – Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Subcommittee Ranking Member Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 8-1 ruling today in the case of United States v. Texas:
“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Texas to uphold the longstanding precedent that the Executive Branch has the ability to set its own immigration enforcement priorities. Prosecutorial discretion in enforcement has long-been an essential element of the Executive Branch’s authority. In finding that Texas and Louisiana lacked standing to sue on this policy, the Supreme Court correctly protected this key Executive Branch power from MAGA extremists, seeking to block reform while offering no real solutions. With this ruling, the Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security can move forward with commonsense immigration enforcement priorities.”
The full decision can be found here.