The following statement is from Mary Bauer, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project:
“The Supreme Court’s decision today is a dangerous step towards the construction of a national monument dedicated to xenophobia and racism on our southern border.
“A wall doesn’t fix our broken immigration system – it only reinforces our deliberately cruel and barbaric policy of separating families and denying refuge to innocent asylum seekers. The crisis at our southern border is a result of this administration’s relentless war on asylum-seekers and immigrants in general.
“At this point, the burden is on Congress. They must step up and both provide more oversight and take on true immigration reform.”