WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today released the following statement in response to a federal judge’s injunction regarding President Obama’s unconstitutional executive overreach.

“Monday’s district court ruling against the President’s illegal overreach on immigration confirms that not only are his actions unpopular with the American people, they’re a direct violation of the constitutional separation of powers,” Rep. Scalise said. “The court confirmed what House Republicans have been saying all along: President Obama does not have the legal authority to grant executive amnesty to people here illegally. This ruling also sends a strong message to Senate Democrats: Get back to Washington and stop blocking funding of the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to defend the president’s unlawful action.”