STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Catherine Miranda released the following statement on today’s oral arguments challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration:
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of opening statements today regarding President Obama’s
“As a strong supporter of President Obama’s executive actions I find the Republicans' challenge against them extremely disrespectful to both President Obama and all immigrant families who will ultimately be affected by the decision. With Republican senators blocking President Obama’s new U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee, the possibility of a 4-4 split decision is very real. This split decision would ultimately prove to be the same as a ruling against the executive actions. It’s imperative that we as legislative officials, concerned citizens, and civil rights activists turn the Republicans' unprecedented disrespect into an enormous and powerful civil action.
“Over the past couple of days I have received dozens of calls from worried immigrant families in my legislative district. There is one word that resonates with each and every one of these calls: angst. It is disheartening to think that the future of millions of American families hangs on one decision, but I stand alongside these families very hopeful of a positive ruling in the next couple of months.”