Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision, arguing that now states have little control over protecting their own citizens.
"[Monday's] ruling essentially puts an end to immigration enforcement, since the states no longer can step in and fill the void created by the Obama administration. This is especially bad news for border states since they have to deal with border violence, drug trafficking and illegal immigration," Smith said.
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