Cornyn Statement Ahead of Judiciary Hearing on Arizona Immigration Law
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary’s Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement ahead of today’s hearing on Arizona’s immigration law, which he will not attend:
"This hearing does nothing to advance immigration reform in Congress or otherwise fix our broken system. It is no more than election-year theater.
“The Supreme Court will decide the fate of Arizona's SB1070 on constitutional grounds. Yet none of the majority's witnesses is an expert on the complex questions the Court will consider.
“This is not an attempt at having a sincere hearing on the merits. Unfortunately, the Democrat majority seems to have embraced President Obama's ‘mañana’ approach to immigration reform."
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.