The Supreme Court’s split decision announced today in United States v. Texas effectively blocks the administration’s attempt to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and underlines the urgency of congressional action to fix our broken immigration system.

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) calls on congressional leaders to advance legislation that reforms our immigration system in a way that is consistent with common sense and widely shared principles.

Only the Congress can establish an immigration law that respects the God-given dignity of every person, protects the unity of the immediate family, respects the rule of law, guarantees secure national borders, ensures fairness to taxpayers, and establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who quality and who wish to become permanent residents.

The NAE is ready to work with leaders in both parties to achieve this goal.