February 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released the following statement today after U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Nanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration:
"A federal judge has confirmed what the rest of the nation has known all this time, that the president overstepped his legal authority to grant amnesty to roughly 5 million illegal immigrants. I applaud the U.S. Southern District Court of Texas for acknowledging the untold cost the president's actions will have on our states, and I commend Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the state of Oklahoma for helping lead the charge against these unconstitutional actions. It is my hope that as this case makes its way through the courts, the judicial system will see these illegal actions for what they are, an unconstitutional executive overreach that should not be allowed to stand. In the mean time, I urge my colleagues across the aisle to end their filibuster in the Senate and allow for an open amendment process on a House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security."