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Konni Burton Comments on Federal Court Decision on Executive Amnesty

Konni Burton Comments on Federal Court Decision on Executive Amnesty

(Austin, TX) Tuesday, Senator Burton commented on a federal judge’s ruling to temporarily block Obama’s executive amnesty.

“A Federal Court stayed President Obama’s executive order granting 5 million illegal immigrants temporary amnesty late yesterday evening,” stated Burton.  “This ruling is about process, not policy. President Obama has once again crossed the line separating our coequal branches of government by attempting to legislate from the White House. Our Constitution is clear and unambiguous that any such change in our immigration laws must originate from Congress. I applaud Governor Abbott for his defense of our Constitution, and the checks and balances which safeguard our liberty.”

Konni Burton represents District 10 in the Texas Senate.  Her district includes portions of Tarrant County including the cities of Ft. Worth, Colleyville, Arlington, Bedford, Euless, Hurst, Southlake, Burleson, Mansfield, Kennedale, Crowley, Aledo and Forest Hill.