Texas Gov. elected Greg Abbott leads coalition of 17 states in lawsuit against Obama’s executive order on immigration (Video)
These are the types of GOPers we need in D.C., not afraid to take it to Obama!
Fox News reports Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing the Obama administration over the president’s executive actions on immigration.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Texas on Wednesday, and names the heads of the top immigration enforcement agencies as defendants.
Abbott, in a news conference in Austin, said the “broken” immigration system should be fixed by Congress, not by “presidential fiat.”
He said President Obama’s recently announced executive actions — a move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation —
“directly violate the fundamental promise to the American people” by running afoul of the Constitution.
“The ability of the president to dispense with laws was specifically considered and unanimously rejected at the Constitutional Convention,” he said.
Abbott specifically cited Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution which states the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
He said the lawsuit asks the court to require Obama to go through Congress before enforcing laws, “rather than making them up himself.”
Originally posted The Last Tradition
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