North Carolina, 15 Other States Join Texas In Suing Obama Over Illegal Aliens Order
Obama’s unlawful executive order telling the government to not enforce the law when it comes to illegal aliens in the U.S. has gotten him sued again
(WRAL/AP) North Carolina is part of a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama’s recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the move “tramples” key portions of the U.S. Constitution.
Many top Republicans have denounced Obama’s unilateral move, which was designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation.
But Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took it a step further, filing a formal legal challenge in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. His state is joined by 16 other mostly conservative states, largely in the south and Midwest, such as Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana and the Carolinas.
The states aren’t seeking monetary damages, but instead want the courts to block Obama’s actions.
“The president has exceeded the balance of power provisions clearly laid out in the U.S. Constitution and his unilateral expansion of power must be challenged,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement. “In North Carolina, the 10th most populous state, the president’s actions are likely to put even more financial strain on our state’s government services. It’s disappointing that the president has shown little regard for states which must shoulder the costs of his actions.”
And bear those costs the States will, unless the order is blocked. More on that in a moment
The lawsuit raises three objections: that Obama violated the “Take Care Clause” of the U.S. Constitution that Abbott said limits the scope of presidential power; that the federal government didn’t follow proper rule-making procedures; and that the order will “exacerbate the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, which will affect increased state investment in law enforcement, health care and education.”
Abbott said Obama’s actions “directly violate a fundamental promise to the American people” and that it was up to the president to “execute the law, not de facto make law.”
But, when has Obama ever cared about executing the law? Of course, the lawsuit has annoyed those who support illegal aliens
“Gov. McCrory continues to send a clear message that immigrants are unwelcome in North Carolina,” Angeline Echeverría, executive director of El Pueblo, said in a statement. “His blatant disregard for the positive contributions of North Carolina’s immigrant community is short-sighted and fails to recognize that this executive action will benefit community members who are already contributing to North Carolina’s economy, cultural diversity and civic life.”
Well, yes, if you are here in this country illegally, you are unwelcome. What are the positive contributions? Would they be the spike in violence at the schools the illegal kids have been placed in? Or the people, at least one of whom has an ICE detainer, who engaged in a high speed chase with a Wake County sheriff and shot at his cruiser? Or the illegal alien who kidnapped a Baltimore girl? Those are just a few of the hits of “positive contributions”.
Now, regarding costs, here’s something I never got around to posting from November 29th. The NY Daily News had been a massive cheerleader for Obama and progressive causes. But, even they have a problem with Obama’s lawless illegal alien “amnesty”, noting that there is a cost to good intentions (personally, I don’t think Obama had good intentions, just hard core political ones. He couldn’t give a crap about illegals personally.)
Obama defended his overhaul of U.S. immigration policy by declaring that he had gone beyond an exercise in executive power.
“What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law,” the President told hecklers — who wanted him to go further than he already has in shielding 5 million people from the threat of deportation and issuing them work permits.
Even Obama acknowledged his own lawlessness.
In fact, his solo approach is about to hammer New York taxpayers. That’s because many of the immigrants affected by Obama’s executive order will also become eligible for Medicaid health coverage under state law.
Under a 2001 court ruling, New York must also offer Medicaid to immigrants with lawful status, regardless of whether federal aid is available or not — something most states don’t do.
New York has 250k- 300k illegals, all of whom the state will have to pay for. You know what? Tough sh*t. This is the fall out of progressive policies in NY, where there are enough Democrat voters to win elections, and then coddle illegal aliens. When other illegals realize this information about the state paying, they’ll stream further into the state. Hoist. Petard.
NY doesn’t want to be part of this suit. Let them, California, and other liberal states have the illegals. Let them deal with the crime and other costs.