WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement reacting to a temporary injunction to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform issued by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas:
“While it is disappointing to see President Obama’s executive actions delayed by a lawsuit that amounts to nothing more than a political stunt, I remain heartened that relief will come to those struggling through our broken immigration system. We will continue preparing for deferred action programs that will provide millions of aspiring Americans with the opportunity realize their dreams, and continue to live, work and remain with their families here in America.
“This injunction is not the result of sound legal action – it is the result of a lawsuit shopped around by Attorneys General and governors intent on undermining the president’s efforts. The fact that they found a judge in Texas with a pre-disposition against the President and immigrant communities does not grant merit to their misguided causes.
“This lawsuit ultimately wastes taxpayer dollars, disenfranchises immigrant workers and families, and denies state economies from much needed revenues. I am confident that it will be rejected in our court system, and the President’s legal executive actions will be allowed to proceed.”