Bennet Statement on Oral Arguments in DAPA & DACA+ Supreme Court Case

Bennet Signed Amicus Brief in Support of DAPA and DACA+

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today's oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Texas - the legal case that currently blocks implementation of the President's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs.

"Millions of families across the country live each day in fear that they will be torn apart while Congress continues to sit on its hands rather than fixing our broken immigration system. This review of the Administration's executive actions has the potential to offer these families relief and allow them to come out of the shadows and fully contribute to our country.

"The best way we can fix our broken immigration system is to pass a bill like the bipartisan bill the Senate passed in 2013. It would enhance our border security and interior enforcement, strengthen our economy, and give opportunities to families who came to the United States for a better life.

"In the meantime, the Supreme Court should uphold the executive actions, which are one partial and temporary fix to this broken system."

Last month, Bennet signed an amicus brief in support of the Administration's action in United States v. Texas. It was the second legal brief Bennet has signed in support the President's immigration executive actions.