A leading Republican candidate is calling on Congress to pass amnesty for illegal aliens following a Supreme Court decision protecting an Obama-era amnesty program.

Dallas businesswoman and 32nd District Republican nominee for Congress Genevieve Collins released the following statement after this morning’s Supreme Court decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

“It’s been clear for quite some time that Congress must deal with the Dreamers. They have kicked the can for far too long, forgetting that their delays and inability to make difficult decisions hurts people,” said Collins in a statement. “If Dreamers meet strict requirements, they should be eligible to remain in this country if they get an education and work here in the United States. Congress needs to act now! The American people deserve leaders in Congress with the skills to work across the aisle, make tough decisions and actually deliver.”

Created in an executive order by then-President Barack Obama in 2012 after Congress declined to pass comprehensive immigration reform, DACA permitted some illegal aliens to remain in the United States and prevented law enforcement officials from deporting them.

The lawless program was challenged by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and President Donald Trump as unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, George W. Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberals to prevent Trump from dismantling the program.

Collins is the Republican nominee facing off against freshman Democrat incumbent Congressman Colin Allred on the November ballot.

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the Vice President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A 6th Generation Texan, Cary attended Texas A&M University was active in a number of conservative causes including Ted Cruz's Senate campaign. He has also worked on campaigns to elect conservatives to Congress and the Texas Legislature. Cary enjoys college football, genealogy research, and the occasional craft beer.