By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is elated tonight, Save Jerseyans, after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking/halting/shelving President Obama’s latest extra-constitutional immigration power grab.
“I strongly support Judge Hanen’s decision that President Obama exceeded his authority under the law — an action that the President himself conceded as unlawful as many as 22 times over the past two years,” Rep. Lance stated in a release from his Washington office. “I was one of 68 members of Congress — and the only member of the New Jersey congressional delegation — to sign an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of 26 states against the President’s executive order on immigration.”
The White House is naturally planning an appeal.
Back in January, Lance voted for two amendments which would’ve, respectively, blocked (1) temporary deportation relief and grant work visas for an estimated 4 million illegal aliens and (2) a stay of deportation and work permits for 600,000 “dreamers.”
“As this issue continues to work its way through the courts,” Lance concluded, “I urge the President and Democrats to work with Republicans in Congress to pass legislation that secures our border, funds our U.S. Department of Homeland Security and adheres to the rule of law.”