Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon applauded the Supreme Court’s tied vote that effectively blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
“Today’s 4-4 Supreme Court ruling has blocked one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a President. The executive amnesty from President Obama wiped away the immigration rules written by Congress, giving work permits and entitlement benefits to people illegally in the country,” Trump said in a statement.
SC has kept us safe from exec amnesty–for now. But Hillary has pledged to expand it, taking jobs from Hispanic & African-American workers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2016
The Supreme Court’s tied vote affirmed a ruling from a lower court that blocked Obama’s order protecting some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
In his statement, Trump warned that if elected president, Hillary Clinton will expand “Obama’s executive amnesty.”
“This split decision also makes clear what is at stake in November. The election, and the Supreme Court appointments that come with it will decide whether or not we have a border and, hence, a country,” he said. “Clinton has pledged to expand Obama’s executive amnesty, hurting poor African-American and Hispanic workers by giving away their jobs and federal resources to illegal immigrant labor – while making us all less safe. It is time to protect our country and Make America Safe Again and Great Again for everyone.”