June 23, 2016

Statement of Paulette Brown, president, American Bar Association Re: Impact of Supreme Court deadlock in U.S. v Texas

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Today the United States Supreme Court announced it could not reach a decision in U.S. v. Texas, settling with a 4-4 deadlock. The American Bar Association recognizes that as a result of this outcome, millions of undocumented immigrants will be forced to remain in the shadows, vulnerable to exploitation and separation from their U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children.  

The ABA supports an immigration system that fairly and realistically addresses the undocumented population, values immigrant workers and encourages family unity. It is Congress’s responsibility to address our broken immigration system and pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation that provides a realistic solution to a problem that has been embroiled in controversy far too long. 

The American Bar Association calls on Congress to develop a long-term solution through passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill that balances issues of national security and enforcement with the critical need for immigrant workers and family cohesion. 

Please click here for a biography and photo of Paulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association.

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