Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AZ Congressman Andy Biggs' Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Order on President Trump's Temporary Travel Ban

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments for President Trump’s executive order that temporary limits travel from six nations.  The Court also lifted lower court injunctions for much of the executive order. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“I am pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to remove the unconstitutional stay on most of President Trump’s executive order until they hear arguments and make a final decision in October. My mission in Congress is to restore the horizontal and vertical separation of powers, and this order is a victory for that cause. Regardless of what you might think of the policy itself, the President has the authority to make these decisions, and I have been extremely vocal in supporting the administration’s position.

“I wholeheartedly agree with the justices as they wrote in their order, “but when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.” This order was a victory for the U.S. Constitution and for President Trump’s commitment to his promise to keep our nation secure. The United States of America will always be a nation of and compassionate to immigrants, but we must ensure the safety of American citizens above all else.”

Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife Cindy in Gilbert.