Heinrich Statement On Supreme Court Deadlock Decision On Immigration Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 in United States v. Texas, the challenge to President Obama's deferred action programs:

"Today's decision is disappointing and underscores the urgency of having a fully staffed Supreme Court. This indecision will impact families across the country who fear that one day they will be separated from their loved ones, and makes clear why Congress must work together to fix our broken immigration system.

"Our immigrant communities make our country a more prosperous nation, especially DREAMers--young people who were brought to the United States as children. I've met many DREAMers from New Mexico, and not only do they want to earn an education and work, they want to give back to their communities. In fact, I would suggest that DREAMers don't know how to be anything but American.  New Mexico families can count on me to keep fighting in order to find pragmatic solutions to fix our broken immigration system."