Texas Led Coalition Unites to File Lawsuit Against Obama

Texas Led Coalition Unites to File Lawsuit Against Obama

Texas Led Coalition Unites to File Lawsuit Against Obama

On Wednesday, Texas Governor-elect, Greg Abbot, announced that Texas would be leading a 17-state coalition to sue President Obama’s administration over the far reaching immigration plan the president unrolled mere weeks ago.


In a news conference in Austin, Abbott, the current Texas Attorney General, said that the immigration issues should be fixed by Congress – not “presidential fiat”. He also asserted that the president’s executive immigration action plan violated the rights and promises to the American people by trampling the Constitution.

“The ability of the president to dispense with laws was specifically considered and unanimously rejected at the Constitutional Convention,” Abbott said.

In his interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, Abbott explains that Reagan and Bush’s immigration actions were executing laws that had been passed by the United States Congress. He says that the lawsuit is asking the Court to force Obama to go through Congress instead of just making up laws on his own.

It’s no surprise that a White House official released a statement claiming that Obama was within his legal authority as president.

“The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that federal officials can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws, and we are confident that the President’s executive actions are well within his legal authorities,” the official told Fox News.

The lawsuit raises three primary grievances with Obama’s immigration action: that the president violated the “Take Care Clause” of the Constitution which limits the power of the presidency, that the federal government broke lawmaking procedure, and that this plan will intensify the crisis at our border.

Potential 2016 Republican candidate for President and current Texas governor, Rick Perry, also has spoken out against Obama’s executive plan on immigration saying that it could cause a new surge of people flooding the Texas-Mexico border and that it encourages lawlessness.

“In effect, his action placed a neon sign on our border, assuring people that they could ignore the law of the United States,” said Perry.

The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Texas on Wednesday, marks the 31st time the Texas Attorney General has sued the Obama Administration since 2009 and includes the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

I’m a proud Hoosier that is glad my state officials are included in this lawsuit against our Liar-In-Chief.

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