Standing Strong for the Constitution

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
2015-02-20 13:33:31
Rep. Bob Goodlatte Standing Strong for the Constitution A decision made by a U.S. District Court in Texas just a few days ago has had a major impact on President Obama's recent executive actions to unilaterally change our immigration laws. The court's injunction temporarily halts the President's deferred action program for unlawful immigrants, essentially ruling that he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status and "benefits and privileges" to millions of illegal immigrants. In the ruling, Judge Andrew Hanen writes that these actions represent "a massive change in immigration practice" and will have a significant effect on "the nation's entire immigration scheme and the states who must bear the lion's share of its consequences." President Obama's executive overreach on immigration poses a clear and present danger to our Constitution. I am pleased that these actions have been temporarily halted. This will allow a lawsuit filed by 26 states that challenges this executive overreach on immigration to move forward. In December, I signed an amicus brief in support of this lawsuit, which was submitted to the federal court by the American Center for Law and Justice. It is my hope that the Constitution will come out on the winning side. Read more on this court ruling in my weekly column. email.geniusmailer.com/ct/25842358:25111599449:m:3:363662820:372C0A22F30EDF80C6C6E03166CCFF19:r 170 House Republicans to Senate Democrats: Allow Debate on DHS Funding Bill Last Friday, I authored a letter, signed by 169 other House Republicans, to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid demanding he stop blocking debate on the House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security's operations for Fiscal Year 2015 and defund unconstitutional immigration programs created unilaterally by President Obama. Read more. email.geniusmailer.com/ct/25842360:25111599449:m:3:363662820:372C0A22F30EDF80C6C6E03166CCFF19:r The Week Ahead in the House Judiciary Committee It's a busy week ahead for the House Judiciary Committee, which I am honored to chair. Listed below are some of our upcoming hearings. I hope that you will tune in should you be interested in any of these topics. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 10:15 a.m. - Full Committee Hearing on: The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 10:00 a.m. - Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Hearing on: ISIL in America: Domestic Terror and Radicalization 1:30 p.m. - Full Committee Hearing on: The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 9:00 a.m. - Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on: The State of Class Action Ten Years after the Enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act ### www.Goodlatte.House.Gov This message was generated from an unattended mailbox. Should you have further questions, please visit the "Contact Bob" section of my website or call my office at (202) 225-5431. This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system July 16, 2012. For more information please follow the URL below: email.geniusmailer.com/p/iWzX7GzAWN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.geniusmailer.com/p/oWzX7GzAWN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
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Standing Strong for the Constitution

A decision made by a U.S. District Court in Texas just a few days ago has had a major impact on President Obama’s recent executive actions to unilaterally change our immigration laws. The court’s"injunction temporarily halts the President’s deferred action program for unlawful immigrants, essentially ruling that he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status and “benefits and privileges” to millions of illegal immigrants. In the ruling, Judge Andrew Hanen writes that these actions represent “a massive change in immigration practice” and will have a significant effect on “the nation’s entire immigration scheme and the states who must bear the lion’s share of its consequences.”

President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration poses a clear and present danger to our Constitution. I am pleased that these actions have been temporarily halted. This will allow a lawsuit filed by 26 states that challenges this executive overreach on immigration to move forward. In December, I signed an amicus brief in support of this lawsuit, which was submitted to the federal court by the American Center for Law and Justice.
It is my hope that the Constitution will come out on the winning side. Read"more on this court ruling in my weekly column.

170 House Republicans to Senate Democrats: Allow Debate on DHS Funding Bill

Last Friday, I"authored a letter, signed by 169 other House Republicans, to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid demanding he stop blocking debate on the House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s operations for Fiscal Year 2015 and defund unconstitutional immigration programs created unilaterally by President Obama. Read"more.

The Week Ahead in the House Judiciary Committee

It's a busy week ahead for the House Judiciary Committee, which I am honored to chair. Listed below are some of our upcoming hearings. I hope that you will tune"in should you be interested in any of these topics.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
10:15" a.m. - Full Committee Hearing on: The Unconstitutionality of Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
10:00"a.m. - Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Hearing on: ISIL in America: Domestic Terror and Radicalization

1:30"p.m. - Full Committee Hearing on: The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

9:00"a.m. - Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on: The State of Class Action Ten Years after the Enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act

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