House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Texas:
"Before it could even be implemented, the President's executive order granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants was put on hold in court. The court system took the President's own words into account that such an action would "violate our laws' and be "very difficult to defend legally.' Today, the Supreme Court made the right call. When Congress doesn't give the President what he wants, the President doesn't all the sudden gain the right to legislate all by himself. This ruling protects the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution--a foundational principle that has defended and continues to defend the American people from unchecked executive abuses."