Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General, announced on Tuesday that the Obama administration is pondering a challenge against the Supreme Court’s decision to block a plan that would allow millions of immigrants to stay in the country and avoid deportation.
“We will be reviewing the case,” stated Lynch.
The decision by the Supreme Court was a split decision that left a block put in place by lower courts.
The Obama administration tried invoking an executive order to pass the bill. Future plans on immigration will be left to the White House, according to Lynch. The Attorney General stated that a further problem facing the country is espionage from foreign nationals against U.S. companies.
Reports from the FBI point to a 53% increase in economic espionage between 2014 and 2015. Xu Jiaqiang, a 30-year-old, was recently charged with stealing trade secrets and source code from U.S. companies on behalf of the Chinese government.
Lynch was questioned on her thoughts about Britain leaving the EU, to which she reiterated that there is a positive relationship between the United States law enforcement and the UK. Lynch believes that the relationship will not change with the UK or the EU following the referendum.
When questioned about further gun control measures, Lynch was reluctant to talk about any executive orders in progress on gun control.