Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a Supreme Court merits brief against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders on immigration. The brief was filed on the behalf of 26 states who are coming together to fight back against “the illegal and unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama administration on illegal immigration.”
According to Allen B West, the other states taking part in the lawsuit are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
“Rewriting national immigration law requires the full and careful consideration of Congress, not the political will and assertion of one person,” Paxton said of his lawsuit. “As the president himself said numerous times, he alone does not have the authority to grant millions of unauthorized aliens a host of benefits, including work authorization..”
After the brief was filed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and 42 other GOP Senators joined the fight against Obama by filing an amicus brief (or a friend-of-the-court brief) with the court in the case of United States v. Texas. Their brief gives support to the 26 states that are suing Obama, and it argues that he violated the constitution by using executive orders to create unlawful programs.
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